A Painful Past - Healing and Moving Forward
Do you live with regret? Have others sinned terribly against you? If it has been hard for you to recover from events in your past, the possibility that you could live well in the present may seem far-fetched. If you feel trapped by your past, God invites you to pour out your heart to him and to find comfort in his Word. In this 31-day devotional, complete with reflection questions and practical action steps, biblical counselor Lauren Whitman shows how the gospel transforms your understanding of the past, your life in the present, and your hope for the future.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
“If you’ve ever experienced pain from your past, come and let these words comfort you. Come and soak up the grace given to you in this devotional.”
—Julie Lowe, Faculty and Counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
“This has well-known Scripture, songs, and hymns that will surprise you in the best possible way. The pace anticipates and answers questions you have. By Day 3, Lauren was anticipating questions I barely even knew I had, and each Scripture and song landed in my soul.”
—Edward T. Welch, Faculty and Counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation; Author, Created to Draw Near and Shame Interrupted
“With deft writing and a delicate touch, Lauren turns her years of counseling experience toward your past with thirty-one days of truth, care, reflection, and application.”
—Dave Harvey, President, Great Commission Collective
“Hurting hearts will find help here. Each day Lauren tenderly encourages you to consider how Jesus comforts the pains of your past and how he lovingly secures a new and better story for your present and future.”
—Darby A. Strickland, Counselor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
“A daily touch point with the Bible that brings hope in bite-sized pieces. I believe you will walk away with two powerful messages: ‘You are not alone’ and ‘There is hope.’”
—Brad Hambrick, Pastor of Counseling, The Summit Church, Durham, North Carolina
Lauren Whitman (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a staff counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and the assistant editor of CCEF’s Journal of Biblical Counseling.