“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.”
― Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging
Instead of wishing your past would disappear, realize that if you allow yourself to partner with God, He will redeem every piece of your past, and use it to form and shape the new you. And… it’s not just for your sake, but for His… why? Because He uses it as a light for others to lead them to the same place for their lives.