Trusting God With The Past

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One Of My Favorite Past Pics

Time goes by so fast. We all have griefs and regrets. Moments in time we wish we could go have back. This imperfect life is full of broken roads and hearts. Even with many blessed moments our human minds always long for closure. We just wonder how we could have handled certain things differently in days gone by.

As my boys get older and taller than me I can’t help but reminisce about days gone by. We’ve had so many joyful moments and made so many lasting memories. However the past three years have been really tough for me both physically and emotionally. I’m especially sad about the moments I’ve missed with my boys. I always feel they really can’t understand how hard it’s been for me to just get around.

I’ve missed getting to enjoy many things with them that before I could easily do. There’s been no more throw and catch in the backyard. I’ve never gotten to coach my boys in baseball again. I’ve never forgotten those words “daddy if you’re not coaching my team then I’m not playing. I just like to be with you.” That son never played baseball again. I missed my oldest son’s entire senior year as pain blinded my view. I’ve missed taking my present senior son out fishing. He loved it when just he and I were on that water together. I’ve missed so many moments with my kids and wife that I can’t go back and relive.

Now, I’m sure there is someone reading this that looks back and wonders how life could’ve been so different. There comes a point we simply must trust God with all our broken roads. What if those were designed moments meant to teach you and your loved ones? Moments meant to slow you down and draw you closer? Moments God has used in the past to help you make the most of the present? Make sure you give God your yesterdays so He can help you make the most of your today.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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