Our past is often our biggest barrier to our future. Our past stresses us out, depresses us, frustrates us, tenses us up and prevents us from being free and moving forward at the appropriate pace and trajectory. Our past can also give us a false sense of expectations and an unrealistic view of the difficult times ahead. Whether it is our successes or failures/trials of our past, our future is full of promise and hope, if we allow ourselves to trust in God's grace and love.
Lord, I thank you for my past, no matter how difficult it may have been, because it has only prepared me for the future, a future that I am excited and hopeful for.