Prayer Journey — A Past that Stalks

It is there. Stalking me in the night, waiting to assault me, telling me what I am not, what I cannot do. My past hunts me. So many events with so much grief. Tears shed. Darkness closing in. Crying out to God. Yet in those moments past, I see God present. Ever faithful. His truth reigns. Help me dear God to grasp your hope. Shield me from the discouragement that can be found in the past. Help me to focus on the hope you bring, your peace that surpasses all understanding. Give me a vision of your future. Destroy the lies that seek to divert me from your truth. You are worthy of all praise dear God. Fill me with your presence. I praise you dear God. Thank you for your love and grace.

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Phillipians 3:13-14 (NASB)

11 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — A Past that Stalks

  1. In those moments I am driven to God’s Word and verses like “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation – whom shall I fear (Psalm 27:1) have become a part of my heart.

  2. In case it helps – I have recently been aware of many foundational lies that I have carried from the past and, in bringing these to the cross, I have been praying for God to show me His truth – about me, about others and about life and God Himself.
    The last couple of days I have putting on my spiritual ‘armour’ (Ephesians 6) and have been applying those truths as I daily put on the belt of truth around my waist so that I can stand up straight, girded and strong in my core.
    I would encourage you to reverse the lies as they come to you and ask Holy Spirit to speak His truth – write this down and daily wear these truths instead of the lies we carry for so long. xx

    1. Thank you so much for sharing these encouraging words. Ephesians 6 is so instructive. God’s Word is full of truth, righteousness and peace. Faith in God’s word is a shield against the schemes of the devil who seeks to devour us. I need to shield my mind from the lies with the helmet of salvation, knowing I am secure with Christ Jesus. The sword of the Spirit is my defense, “the Word of God.” Praise God for the hope He gives. Blessings to you.

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