My earlier younger years were laden with foreboding. I made too many mistakes and failures. So whenever I chose to trust to connect and share with others, I had fears that all my secrets and shameful deeds will be portrayed on a giant screen for everyone to see. Indeed, in therapy and counseling where hidden things need to be brought to light to heal, people who seek help may have the same struggles and feelings as I had.
Well-known writer, Amy Carmichael, once wrote, “A day or two ago, I was thinking rather sadly of the past – so many sins and failures and lapses of every kind. I was reading Isaiah 43, and in verse 24 I saw my self: ‘You have wearied me with your iniquities.’ And then for the first time, I noticed that there is no space between verse 24 and verse 25: ‘I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.’ ” Amy found freedom and healing from her past wounds. She learned to get past her hurts and sins, think of them no more.
Are you still hurt, shamed, and wounded right now by your past? Your past does not have to define your present and future. All your sins, mistakes, and failures can be cast in the depths of the sea. If you turn away from your iniquities and come to the best Psychotherapist who ever lived, you can be free and cleansed. Choose to find your true, liberated self now.