Countless people today are nurturing their pasts with great care. Instead of bringing their history to Christ, they have continued to advance with broken hearts over past failures with which they never have dealt. As a result, many remain captives of their former days, allowing the emotion of shame to rule instead of the peace of God.
I know firsthand how painful and scary it is to bring our pasts to Christ, but I also know the freedom that comes from doing so. I had to entrust not only my past to God, but my disappointment and shame as well.