The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today September 18 2023 is ”Forget It and Move On!” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
SCRIPTURE: Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.-Colossians 3:13, NIV
If you’re having trouble getting over an insult, hurt, or injustice, here are two verses that may help. In 1 Corinthians 13:5, we’re told that love “keeps no record of wrongs” (NIV). We have to take that list of grievances, give it to the Lord, then burn it in the fire and turn it to ash, putting it behind us.
Isaiah 43:18-19 contains this counsel: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (NIV).
If someone has done you wrong, your anger might lead you to want to seek revenge. Refusing to forgive another for their transgression can keep you bound by this anger. Choose today to forgive in the power of the Lord who has forgiven you, and free yourself from this sort of anger addiction.
Burn the list of past grievances, and go into the future knowing God is doing a new thing in your life.
Divine love is kind even when misunderstood. Love knows how to take sorrow and heartache victoriously.