From day 14: Memories of painful experiences from the past can continue to wield power over current behaviors, fears, and dreams. Here is deception-busting truth: Jesus, by taking our sins and sorrows upon Himself, severed bonds to the past that otherwise would have crippling power to influence us for the remainder of our lives. This is what it means to have our sins removed as far as the east is from the west.
Releasing what is familiar is frightening, but when we obey the Lord to move forward in complete reliance on Him, we can be assured that He is the friend who will never ignore, patronize, or abuse us. He may provide discipline, and there's the rub! But the one who is disciplined by the Lord is blessed; He corrects those He loves (Hebrews 12:6).
Cast "all your care;" personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourselves, for others, for the church, on God. These are burdensome, and often very sinful, when they arise from unbelief and distrust, when they torture and distract the mind, unfit us for duties, and hinder our delight in the service of God. The remedy is, to cast our care upon God, and leave every event to his wise and gracious disposal. --Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on 1 Peter 5
…one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
--Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV