Past the Past
God promises to us as individuals, to our families, even to our
church that we will receive the power to stand up straight, to
reenter life fully, and to move forward with confidence. God promises
to walk with us as we undertake that walk of faith, but- and this
is the critical key to the whole thing- first we have to recognize
that our life is being negatively influenced and controlled by
events and circumstances of the past. Things that are past don't
have to limit our present. We can move beyond them, and the wonderful
news is that God will be with us on every step of that journey.
essay "The Difference Between Curing and Healing"
by the Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel