Is. 43:18,19 I do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, God is doing a new thing in my life, and now it shall spring forth. Someone said, "You will never leave your past, until you see your future." God declares your future to be bright, full of His good things and completely free from your past. The key though, is that you have to choose to let go of those things that keep you going around the preverbal mountain, over and over again. God wants to do something so beyond what you can imagine with your life, yet His hands are tied until you choose to turn from the old and embrace the new. You may not have had a choice in your upbringing or even the things that have devastated your life. But you have a choice now. Let God re-write the story of your life. Better yet, He has a totally NEW ONE. Don't allow yourself to be a victim of your past, rise up and see yourself in the future God has for you. Oh how He loves you!