Do you have experiences in your past that you wish you could forget? Me, too.
For example: There was a time in my life when I probably would have given anything, if it meant I could forget that I’d been in an affair with a married man. (Yes, as a Christian.) I thought if I could forget the mistakes I’d made, it would undo them – like the affair never even happened. And then I wouldn’t feel so haunted or broken.
But in the decade since, I’ve learned a liberating lesson: Redemption is not a form of amnesia. God is more interested in erasing your shame than your memory.
Here are three theories why remembering the past is essential to heal from it and three ways you can recall your past for God’s glory and your good – without shame.
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