{My Past} Week 4 Mid-Week Follow Up

Hi Praying Friends,

We're officially at the halfway point of our Prayers for a Woman's Soul Online Study, and you are doing great!

I know our past is not always an easy thing to deal with, but when we pray we can expect good things to come of those prayers, because God Himself is listening and responding, bringing healing and freedom as only He can. My sincere prayer is that you are sensing a new-found freedom this week, along with the knowledge that nothing is too difficult for the Lord.

I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted. (Job 42:2)

Sometimes our healing and freedom comes in increments—actually, that’s usually the way it happens. God is a God of the process, of the journey, and our walk toward complete freedom is indeed a process and a journey. And Jesus is with us every step of the way, urging us on, loving us, delighted that we are keeping our hearts and eyes on Him.

Wherever you are in your walk toward freedom, remember that none of the Lord’s purposes can be stopped in our lives when we cooperate with Him. God is greater than our past, and He holds our future.

Keep praying about your past for the rest of this week, leave me a comment to let me know how you are doing,  and know I am praying for you!

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Jill Beran said...

Yet again another good topic. Your words about the process bring to mind our pastor's illustration. He often talks about God peeling off layers as we mature in our faith, similar to us peeling an onion. Everytime he does that I think about how they each can bring tears! This has been a good process for me...the other day I read a piece about legacy and God took me back to the legacy I was leaving before I accepted Christ. Looking back reminded me of the power He has to change, transform and use bad for good!! Not sure my mind would have went there had I not been praying about my past!! Blessings to you!

Unknown said...

I love what you said about God being "God of the process, of the journey". I think that He is showing me that the journey down this path of life, learning to walk with Him, is what He desires. The subtle messages I carry with me from my past center around my worth being based on what I "do". Carrying the overstuffed luggage of perfection has me literally in knots physically. God seems to be telling me to let Him carry the heavy suitcases...stop defining perfection as the goal...consistently hold onto Him and He will do the rest. It is amazing how God is speaking so personally to each of us in this study! Thanks for walking with us through these 8 weeks!!

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of baggage. Sometimes I think it is too much for me to handle alone. I realized through this bible study that I am not along and my load has been lightened by God as we together unpack my suitcase of tears and pain and reflect on all the pieces that I need to let go of. It feels good to purge my life of unwanted and unneeded things from my past. God is truly working in my life to allow me the freedom to let go and let him.

Anonymous said...

Julie, thank you so much for your prayers!
I am trying to draw closer to my Savior and trust Him to work out today and all my tomorrows!!
He alone is greater than my past and holds my future! May Your will be done in me, God!

achildoftheking said...

No matter what's going on... God is always in control. Thank you for your prayers, Julie. Happy Thursday.

roseanne said...

Julie, the verse you posted today from Job really spoke to me. One thing God has brought through to me (finally--I'm a slow learner!) is that the things that hurt me that have roots in my past, the discipline if you will, really is for my good and done from love, like a parent to a child. I love your book and plan to give it to friends for Christmas. PS. When you said we were halfway through the study I was so disappointed! I wish it could go on and on. I know how much work goes into it, but I will miss it when it's over!

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