My friend *Joan had an extremely rough life. She eventually found Christ, but her past still always haunted her. She found it hard to believe that God could do a new thing in her life. That he could wipe away her tears, and bring new blessings into her life that would make her turn around and appreciate all that she went through. God says He has many good things stored in His hand for us. He says that has a plan and a future for us all. He says that He has prepared good things for us to simply walk into. And He has said that He allows us to go through rough trials not only to build our perseverance and character but also, to help us to truly comfort others who are going through the same thing. All our rough pasts serve a beautiful purpose in God's kingdom. 💕
Isaiah 43:18-19 "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Our God has the power to make the you "after," better than the you "before."