Devotional: How to Leave Behind the Old and Embrace What God Has for You

Every trying season has a way through and out with God. Listen as He shares how to leave behind the old by embracing His beauty and ways instead.

Devotional: How to Leave Behind the Old and Embrace What God Has for You

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Every trying season has a way through and out with God. Listen as He shares how to leave behind the old by embracing His beauty and ways instead.


Look around you at my creation. Watch as nature unfolds its beauty. Nature is your valuable teacher, declaring my secrets. As it travels through the dark night of winter’s storm, nature never gives up, waiting patiently for warmth’s embrace. As the days grow longer, it’s stored hopes and dreams gently unfold, emerging with extraordinary beauty.

See how the blossoms are budding and the roses are blooming. This is a time of great renewal. A time of cultivated regrowth—a thriving time of newness everywhere.

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I know it’s been a long lonely winter. I see you wrapped in sorrow, hiding in the shadows, holding your hurts and disappointments like thorns against your heart. I understand you are reluctant to feel, fearful it will hurt too much… that you will fall apart… I know your concerns. I see you.

But here and now, as you ready yourself to meet the day, breathe deeply and feel the depths of my never-ending love for you. Feel the safety of my love—the certainty of it. Breathe it in. No matter how dark the night may be, the morning always comes. I showed you that on the third day.

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Don’t stay too long in the valley of tears, but keep your eyes on me. I am reaching out to you. I will take your hand and walk with you. You are not alone. You are not lost. I see you and like the shepherd who went back for the one lamb, I will always come back for you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Even if you try to hide from me, I am waiting to love you…

If you will let me.


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