God and My Past


Are you haunted by your past? Allow Jesus to help you let go, move on, and regain your joy.

I happen to know too many people who are haunted by their pasts.

Perhaps they can’t shake the memories of their own moral breakdowns. Or maybe they suffered abuse from people they were powerless to resist. The stories emerge long after people have become adults, stories of sexual molestation and harsh abuse, and they just break your heart. They break God’s too.

The great work of Jesus Christ brings forgiveness of sins and release of guilt from sinners, no matter how long ago the crimes. The great work of Jesus Christ also helps set people free from ancient prisons of hatred and long-ago humiliation, fear, and hurt. “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God” (Psalm 40:2,3).

Jesus helps us even when we can’t forget. He helps us let go, move on, and regain our joy. His gospel is always creating new things out of the old, keeping our eyes eagerly looking ahead through the windshield instead of obsessing over the rear-view mirror. He gives sad hearts a new song to sing.


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