Welcome back, friends! I’m Alicia, your study leader this week. I’m glad you’ve joined us for Week 2.
“Today is going to be a good day!”
Have you ever started your morning routine with those words? I have. But then, out of nowhere, something happens — maybe a bad hair day or spilling coffee down my shirt.
Other times, it’s something worse — a song plays, I see a picture, have a conversation, read a post on social media — and memories of unresolved pain from the past come flooding back. Suddenly, the day doesn't seem very good anymore.
This week we will learn that today IS a good day for our perspective to change and healing to begin. On page 32 of Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, Lysa TerKeurst invites us to whisper these words with her:
“Today is the day it stops. Today is my day to stop the grim, hopeless pursuit of expecting the other person to make this right so that I can receive the glorious hope-filled possibilities of this new day.”
I’m ready to say those words and change my perspective. Are you?
One thing that helps me do that is to remember that one day, I'll leave the worries of this world behind and go to my heavenly home. My perspective always shifts when I get back home. That is where I feel safe and secure; home is a place where I can rest. Our Verse of the Week captures that longing well:
“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come” Hebrews 13:14 (NLT).
Yes, we are! For now, though, let's pause and ask God to help us see things in a new way.
Lord, open our hearts as we begin this week’s study. Help us to see the way You do. Help us to receive the hope-filled possibilities of this new day as we begin to heal. Amen.
In this week’s video, Senior Director of OBS and First 5 Melissa Taylor joins Lysa as she gives us an inside view filled with wisdom and practical advice from a counseling session that impacted her healing process. Let’s watch!
If you need them, here are instructions to access closed captioning AND the video transcripts.
Here’s the Study at a Glance again in case you missed it last week. This resource will help keep you on track. If you haven’t already, be sure to download and refer to it as we go along.
STUDY AT A GLANCE
Friends, I’m ready for the healing to begin!
Heart to Heart:
What’s one thing Lysa said in the video you can hang onto as you develop your new perspective? (If you don't have time to watch the video, click here for how to access the video transcript!)