“Wind & Waves” Part 12

Wind & Waves: You Gotta Read This! (YGRT!)
“How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear?” Habakkuk 1:2-4
“Putting Your Past in Its Place: Moving Forward in Freedom and Forgiveness
by Stephen Viars, DMin Biblical Counseling Westminster Theological Seminary, 2011, $9.79.


Many people just cannot “get past their past.” Some of us cannot get past our failures. Some of us cannot get past what happened to us. People often think “the past is nothing” and suppress the brokenness they experience, or they think the “past is everything” and allow it to control the present and future. Neither approach moves us toward healing or hope. Pastor and biblical counselor Steve Viars introduces a third way of dealing with our personal history: exploring the role of the past as God intended. Using Scripture as his guide, Viars provides effective ways to replace guilt and despair over past failures with forgiveness and hope, resolve past conflicts and broken relationships, and turn struggles from the past into stepping stones for growth. God can transform us only when we let go of our past the way He prescribes in Holy Scripture. This book is a guide along the path toward freedom, forgiveness, and hope. If you would like to donate a copy of this book to the church library that is being assembled, see Pastor Jeff.