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The Pathway to Recovery (4 of 8)
Getting Yesterday off Your Back
We are in a series of messages on "The Pathway To Recovery." No matter what happens to us in life, we can make our way back because God has made us to be victors through Christ. And we are looking at the steps to make our pathway back. Everyone has something to recover from because the Bible says we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Many of us have disappointments, many of us have difficulties, many of us have failures in our work, failures in our life or in our marriage or in our homes, maybe we have great challenges we face, and so we want to understand how the dynamic power of God works in helping to bring us back when we feel that life has gotten us down. And the Bible is the best book I know on this subject.
So, today we are at the fourth step and we are talking about "Getting Yesterday Off Your Back." It is difficult to live in today if you are carrying yesterday on your back. It would be difficult to live every day if you had someone actually on your back, amen? And a lot of people have something a lot heavier than another person. They are carrying a heavy load. You may be carrying a heavy load today or all through this past week you may have struggled with a heavy burden; a heavy load of some kind because that is what life is about. But we don't have to surrender to it. I want you to notice what the Scripture says in Psalm 32.
Now I want you to listen to the Living Bible translation because it is so clear. It says, "What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven. What relief of those who have confessed their sins and God has cleared their records." We have been singing about the blood of Jesus and what an appropriate song service for this message because without the blood of Jesus you cannot get yesterday off your back. But because Jesus took your yesterday and shed His blood there is great hope for all of u ...
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