Today I’m thrilled to be sharing over at Precepts and Life Preservers. Christine Duncan writes there about her faith and chronic depression or Dysthymia. What I love about Christine’s writing is her honesty and authentic voice as she struggles with her depression. She unmasks and through her words, we can see how her faith helps her as she journeys through the hard.
Have you done something in your life which you want to keep hidden? Are there some skeletons in your closet?
Can I ease some of your discomfort, right here?
Everyone has a past.
The majority of us have a messy past. The rest will have something messy happening to them, which will ultimately become the past.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve done stupid and regrettable things in the past. Many times I’ve wondered if God would forgive me. My actions were awful, and I hurt people. I feel bad and Satan likes to rub my nose in my former mistakes.
Here’s what I’ve come to realize, your past does not define your future.
Your past is not too bad for God, and His ability to turn your life around.
God tells me this in the Bible.
Isaiah 43:18 -19 (NIV) Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
In the Bible we meet a hooker with a heart of gold; a few sources have given her this name. Seems a little like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? We usually don’t mention something good with the word prostitute.
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