We recently received our first 2019 calendar. It features Dennis the Menace (thank you, Sheila Krasowski and Stephanie Miller). One of the comments inside is “Boy, I wish life came with an eraser.”
Now, that’s a neat concept, don’t you think? Imagine, being able to rid your life of unpleasant memories; bad decisions, job loss, the death of a loved one, even rejection or addictions. We might feel less anxious or guilty by doing so. But, then would that not render us emotionless? It is the memories of our lives that make us as strong, or as weak as we are as individuals.
In the Christian world, we already have an eraser – of sorts. God’s spirit gives us strength in all situations, and through His forgiveness wipes away all that ails us spiritually. All we need to do is to accept Him as the giver of the absolute truth and rely on His promises in the Bible.
The hardest part is deciding to believe it will make a difference. Trusting is hard. It makes us vulnerable. But the Bible is specific.
Jeremiah 29:11 God tells us: “I will bless you with a future of success, not of suffering. You will turn (back) to Me and ask for help, and I will answer your prayers.”
That’s a pretty awesome promise. So, no matter what you are dealing with today, consider a new direction for your life. God doesn’t promise that troubles will end, but He does promise a strength beyond our understanding if we can let go and let Him help us.
No eraser will be necessary when we decide to place our trust in the One and Only God and his guidance which can be found in the Bible.