YESTERDAY

WHO COULD FORGET THE WORDS TO THE HUGE BEATLES’ HIT, ‘YESTERDAY’? ‘YESTERDAY’ WAS FIRST RELEASED IN 1965 AND HAS BEEN VOTED THE BEST POP SONG OF ALL TIME.

“YESTERDAY, ALL MY TROUBLES SEEMED SO FAR AWAY
NOW IT LOOKS AS THOUGH THEY’RE HERE TO STAY
OH, I BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY.”

BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, BUT THESE ARE VERY SAD LYRICS. SATAN WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE THESE LYRICS ARE TRUE. ALL OF YESTERDAY’S PROBLEMS ARE NOT ‘HERE TO STAY’. ARE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS HERE TO STAY? NEVER! WE DON’T HAVE TO ‘BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY’ UNLESS WE ALLOW SATAN TO DECEIVE US. BY GOD’S GRACE WE HAVE MOVED ON. IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER, PAST SINS CAN BE FORGIVEN. PAST WOUNDS CAN BE HEALED. THERE ARE NO REASONS TO HOLD ONTO THE SINFUL AND MISTAKEN TRAGEDIES OF ALL OUR YESTERDAYS.

TODAY IS A NEW DAY CREATED FOR YOU BY GOD, YOUR FATHER. YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE FAILINGS OF YESTERDAY OR FIND HIS JOY IN TODAY. WHEN YOU ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE YOU, GOD FORGAVE YOU OF THOSE ‘YESTERDAY’ SINS. BE JOYFUL OF GOD’S GRACE AND FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPT TODAY FREE FROM THE ACHES AND PAINS OF ‘YESTERDAY’.

BUT, TODAY IS NOT ENOUGH. IN GOD’S PLAN, TODAY WILL BECOME A ‘YESTERDAY’ IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS. LET US LOOK FORWARD TO PUTTING TODAY BEHIND US AND BEING THANKFUL FOR TOMORROW. GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS, TO GIVE US MORE TOMORROWS THAN WE CAN COMPREHEND IN AN EVERLASTING HEAVEN. ENJOY TODAY, KNOWING GOD IS WITH US IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND BE THANKFUL FOR UNENDING TOMORROWS IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS.

“JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOREVER.” HEBREWS 13:8 NIV