There are things in the past not worthy to be carried into the presence and future. Not only they will weigh you down, but they will also stop you from having better things. Many people knew about my struggles. When I moved to a new place, I felt tonnes of burdens were lifted from my shoulders. However, there were hurts and disappointments that will not go away as they cannot be erased from the memories. Until I watched Joel Osteen's message on Youtube that I realised I had to move on and move forward. So, I chose to forgive the people who lied about me and hurt me. After all people do not determine my future, God does. Therefore, their words and opinions are no longer matter to me. And I am always reminded that God will not forgive me if I do not forgive others, especially people who have wronged me. At the end of my life on earth it is all about me and God.
My whole experience reminds me about the deliverance of Israelites from the slavery and oppression they suffered at the hands of the Egyptian King. What happened after that the City of Pharaohs was abandoned by civilisation. What we all see today are only ruins and the remnants of sphinx and pyramids. God will never forsake those who honour Him, He listens to our prayers all the time. All we need to do is pray, be faithful and receive His favours.
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)