Choosing to leave or walk away was their choice. However, choosing to be bitter or resentful; to accept it or to forgive, is ours. In this game we call life, the unfortunate and uncomfortable truth is that we will all, at some point, play winners and losers on our journey. In those trying times when we struggle, “Though we are afflicted in every way, we are not crushed; though perplexed, we are not driven to despair; persecuted, but we are not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).
Be at Peace
Our faith and trust in God, will reflect in how we deal with storms of adversity and the numerous trials that will undoubtedly befall us along the way. 1 Peter 5:10 says that, “After we have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us”. Furthermore, “We do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4;16-17). With that being said, we can either grieve and live in the past as though we have no hope or a future, or we can accept the past, be at peace in the present, and walk in dignity embracing our future in Christ Jesus.
Placing your emotional and spiritual well-being in the hands of another, who has more than likely moved on with their lives, makes your choosing to move on all the more imperative. I implore you to choose wisely, because at the end of the day, the scars worn will be on you. Leave the past where it is or it will delay your future happiness. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past”. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland” (Isaiah 43:18).
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