Letting Go of the Past

Sitting alone in my grandmother’s house I could hear God say “Let It Go”. It would be months later before I actually did.

When we have been hurt we want the hurt validated. We want the person who hurt us to feel our hurt so we hold on to it.

Unforgiveness is the noose you wrap around your own neck and wait for the other person to die. There is no power in it. There are many of us holding on to hurt from our past.

What does God say about letting go? Let’s look at Paul. “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:12-13).

Letting go frees us to truly heal. We stop putting our time and energy into unforgiveness. We stop rehearsing the incident or past incidents. Whether they ever apologize or not, let it go so you can move on.

Letting go is not permission to be in that person’s life again. It is permission to move into a space of healing and be a better you. It’s a license to regain a sense of peace and happiness.

Let it go. God is bigger than your hurt and He wants you to heal.

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