Some of our hardships in this life are from our inability to let go of the pain that we suffered or caused in our past. No one has the ability to go back and change the past, but we can learn from it. We can make sure that what did happen will never happen again. We have the power to hold on to it, or to release it. If we have suffered at the hands of another, then we rarely feel that a word like power is in our grasp or vocabulary. We want it, oh how we dream about it, but it seems so distant.
If this is you then please consider this, you DO have power. The power to release the past into the grave, never to be dug up again. If you have been harmed or wounded in your past then the one grand illusion is that you have no power, but that is merely the lie of the wounding event that wants to imprison you. You can break free. You are stronger than you think.
There is a God at work in this world, who’s creative work brought life and order into existence. When it was over, this God stepped backed and called it good. That good, creative, life-giving work is present today. It is here for you today. It is in the presence of atrue friend who will be a shoulder for you to lean on as you release your past. It is in the presence of pet that knows that you need to be still for a while. It is in the compassion that you experience in the simple kindness of a stranger.