As we walk along the journey of life we can pick up things that are heavy to carry: worry, shame, guilt, regret, fear, condemnation, bitterness. All of these things slow us down and cause us to stop moving forward at some point. However we don’t live in the past or the future, we live right now in the present and that’s where we can access amazing grace.
We were made to be light and free. God created us in His image to grow, develop, flourish and thrive. He plucked us from eternity and placed us in our time and location to steward His plans.
God not only created us but He desperately loves us. God loves us so much that He sent His precious only son to earth to rescue, restore, redeem and reconnect us to Himself. Now through Jesus and His finished work on the cross we can enter into the Great Exchange.
Now we can come to our Lord Jesus in prayer and exchange our sin, sickness, fear, and depression for His righteousness, wholeness, peace and joy. As we daily come to the throne room of our Father God, we will receive grace in time of need. As we stop focusing on what was behind or what lies ahead and we focus on the present, we will sense all of God’s strength, provision, protection, wisdom and guidance for today.
Matthew 6:25-26 - "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "