Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Every Christian has something in their past that can immobilize them in the present. But even those who have had a relatively trouble-free existence will benefit from understanding how to identify and resolve past sins and negative influences that stop us from moving on and letting go. The great news is that Jesus came to provide help for dealing with past issues. He does not offer to change our past, but he does provide a way for us to be free of it as we appropriate the freedom he brings.