Events in our past can still have a profound effect on our lives today. Part of healing now is knowing how much God loved us then. Our past is part of who we are today.
When we pretend that our past has no significance on our lives now, we give the enemy power. Instead, we need to bring all of us (including our past) under the lordship of Jesus Christ. We need to bring it all into Christ’s embrace.
Knowing that God loved us all along has the power to heal us today. If your relationship with God is only about present needs, it will lack a deeper intimacy.
Letting Jesus love who we were in the past causes us to love Him more, and makes you want to live for Him. Spending time bringing our past to Jesus helps us to see His beauty. All healing comes from seeing the beauty of Jesus.