Don't be Paralyzed by Past Mistakesby A.W.Tozer on December 28, 2013
Don't Be Paralyzed By Past Mistakes
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy
toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so
far has He removed our transgressions from us. --Psalm 103:11-12
Do not let any of the things of the world or past mistakes paralyze
your hearts. I believe there are Christians who have allowed some of
their past mistakes to paralyze them. You were so bright and cheerful
in your spiritual life once, and then you made some tragic mistake or
had something happen to you. You got out of it somehow, and prayed
and wept your way out of it. But it did something to you, and now you
cannot lick it. Past wrongs that have been done to you, past
failures, times you thought you were going to win and did not, or
present sins or discouragement-these things are not mental at all.
They are deeper than that; they are subconscious, and they prevent us
I most urgently exhort you, and I trust God Almighty to deliver you;
to sponge that out of your spirit; to sponge that out of your heart
so you are not hindered by unbelief.
Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church, pp. 162-163
"Lord, I'm surely not the only one who desparately needs this
reminder this morning. So many of us struggle with past sins,
failures, or hurts. I pray for all of my fellow-servants who need
deliverance, who need to have the past sponged out of their spirits
and hearts. Amen."