This week we have been looking at how we deal with our emotional pain. Step number 3 in dealing with emotional pain is… You have to refocus on the future. The reality is that when we get caught up on our past pain, we can never go on to the future. In Job 11:13-16, we are given three simple steps for facing our future.

Here is what scripture says. Job 11: 13, Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God. 14 Put away evil and wrong from your home. 15 Then face the world again, firm and courageous. 16 Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more.

Put your heart right, reach out to God, and face the world again firm and courageous. Those are three simple steps in Job’s life. The last part of that verse says…..then all your troubles will fade from your memory like floods that are past and are remembered no more. Now that is a word of encouragement for our past pain. Face your future with courage and your pain will fade.

Think about it and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D