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When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present: Getting Beyond Fears That Hold You Back

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Bestselling author Sue Augustine leads the reader along a clear, manageable path to reconciliation with a painful past. Relying on biblical principles and using her own heart-rending story, she points the way to a future full of hope.

With compassion and empathy—and plenty of "telling-on-herself" humor—she shows readers how to...


Identify, release, and change how they respon
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Harvest House Publishers
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Nikkitasha Shergill
Mar 05, 2013 Nikkitasha Shergill rated it really liked it
“We will never move out of the present and into the future with all God has planned for us if we cling to dwell in the past.”
Andrea James
Apr 01, 2015 Andrea James rated it did not like it
This just wasn't the book for me. I must have ordered it because it was recommended in something else I was reading. The book starts off on a bad foot by saying in its third paragraph "it is well-known that it takes 21 days to change a habit". Well, that myth has been busted a while ago. Here's an example from UCL's Health Behaviour Research: https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/hbrc/2012/06/....

So after the third paragraph I was already feeling shaky about the content's credibility. But I was still open to
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Emily
Jun 22, 2016 Emily rated it it was ok
This self-help book discusses some unique issues that many women may face. The author uses her experiences and solutions to advise readers. I would have liked to see more discussion and ideas based on scripture and theology. Most of her chapters were ideas I had studied before, so it was nice to get some reminders. Overall, I thought it was an o.k read mostly because it provides an overview of what not to do when in pain. I really enjoyed some of the chapters that tries to convince readers to ...more
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“Dear God

Please take away my pain and despair of yesterday and any unpleasant memories and replace them with Your glorious promise of new hope. Show me a fresh HS-inspired way of relating to negative things that have happened. I ask You for the mind of Christ so I can discern Your voice from the voice of my past. I pray that former rejection and deep hurts will not color what I see and hear now.

Help me to see all the choices I have ahead of me that can alter the direction of my life. I ask You to empower me to let go of the painful events and heartaches that would keep me bound. Thank You for Your forgiveness that You have offered to me at such a great price. Pour it into my heart so I can relinquish bitterness hurts and disappointments that have no place in my life. Please set me free to forgive those who have sinned against me and caused me pain and also myself. Open my heart to receive Your complete forgiveness and amazing grace. You have promised to bind up my wounds Psa 147:3 and restore my soul Psa 23:3 .

Help me to relinquish my past surrender to You my present and move to the future You have prepared for me. I ask You to come into my heart and make me who You would have me to be so that I might do Your will here on earth. I thank You Lord for all that’s happened in my past and for all I have become through those experiences. I pray You will begin to gloriously renew my present.”
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“The time has come to lay that baggage down and leave behind all the struggling and striving. You can be set free as you journey forward into a balanced healthy and rewarding future.” 42 likes
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