Been there. Even when you get encouragement from your friends and family, sometimes you can be so fearful of taking that first step to get out of your comfort zone. It can be paralyzing. The enemy sends fear to take a grip on you so you can’t hear the voice of God. The Lord Jesus Christ did not give us a spirit of fear. He gave us power. He gave us a sound mind. He gave us love. He gave us peace. He is the best compass you could ever have. He won’t steer you wrong. Letting Him have control of your life takes the stress off of you. He has the plans. It’s time to let Father God be your guide.
Some of you may stifle your emotions just to keep moving through life. But you need to find your freedom in expressing the hurt and pain you are feeling on the inside. You can only receive the freedom and healing you need in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a process. He will walk you through it. It’s only through Him you can be made whole again. He is the only one that can restore what is broken. Your past does not have to define your future. You can start again. Your brokenness does not have to define you. God wants to give you “new eyes” to see yourself as He does. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ will help you to discover who He is, and who you are in Him. You have already been loved, accepted, affirmed, and forgiven by God. He’s already done that for you. And He continues to do those things daily. He sees you, and He loves and wants you anyway. Now you have to learn to love, accept, affirm, and forgive yourself. With “new eyes” you can do it. It’s a process. Remember, you’re not alone. He’s taking you through the process, and walking with you every step of the way.
In the Old Testament, every covenant had to be sealed with blood. In the Old Testament, an animal was the sacrifice that was killed and split in half, and it’s blood was shed to seal the covenant. The animal took our place, and we lived. But when we break covenant, we take the animal’s place, because covenant has been broken and now we must die. When we are in covenant with God, we have relationship with God. Breaking covenant means that we no longer have relationship with God, and separation from God is death. And that was what Christ experienced on the cross. Christ took upon Himself the sins of the world as the Lamb of God, and experienced death. It should have been us on the cross that died instead of Christ. If you reject Christ, you accept death. When we accept Christ, we accept life and life more abundantly. Covenant begins with death. And breaking covenant results in death. Examples could be the death of a marriage, the death of a business, the death of a friendship, or the death of a relationship. Since Jesus overcame death by His resurrection, then Jesus is the resurrection to any death cause by breaking covenant.