My Daily Devotional

Getting Rid Of The Past

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32

We have all had disappointments in our past; we have been hurt, and had times when life has not treated us fairly. These times are difficult to let go of, and haunt our memories. They take away our joy and happiness, because we cannot forget about them and rid ourselves of these memories. God tells us throughout the Bible to let go of the past and to live for today. There is nothing that we can do to change what has happened to us in the past, and recalling the memory of these times will only take away our joy for today. We need to get rid of the bitterness, rage and anger, and as God commands forgive any who have wronged us in any way. We should never hold anger against anyone but must forgive them. If we can only learn to forgive those who have wronged us we will be able to relieve ourselves of this bitterness and we will be on the road to living a happier life. I have always used the approach of not wanting to talk about the disappointments in my life or even think about them. There is nothing I can do that will change them and talking and thinking about them will only make me sad and unhappy. I do not want my life to be one of reflecting on the past but to be one of planning for the future. I cannot change the past, but I can change my future by focusing on the good things that are to come in my life and doing things that are good in the present.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume One
May 1

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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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