When past sins haunt us, we prefer to forget. The author reminds us that God wants to redeem our memories and transform us in significant ways.
Do memories of your past haunt you? Is there help for people who suffer because of their own past? Most people who suffer from bad memories want them to disappear. Some want to deny the problem and just forget the past. Robert D. Jones shows that God provides a solution to the haunting problem of nagging bad memories. What is Gods answer? If you belong to Jesus, God has something better for you, Jones writes. God does not want to remove your memories; he wants to transform them into something good. Your memories of past sinseven the worst onescan be opportunities for life-changing growth. You do not need to avoid, run from, or get rid of your past. Jones points out that painful thoughts may still intrude, but you need not escape them. God is bigger than your past.
Robert D. Jones (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary; DTheol, University of South Africa) is associate professor of biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years.