“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, and he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger” (Job 17:9).

The life of faith is a forward call offering little, if any, latitude for the energy draining, time wasting, production killing emotions of sentiment and nostalgia. Conversations about the past, and the way things use to be, offer a sense of security to the one lamenting only because it is familiar ground that has already plowed; a path that has been experienced and survived. While a retro-view of life seems to offer a womb of security and familiarity, it is but a tomb for those called to walk by faith into a capricious and uncertain future. Speak a language of hope and confidence in the One who said, “Behold I am making all things new.”

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