Genesis 4:3 reads, “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the Lord.”
That was the first “It came to pass” in the Bible. But not the last. The Bible says it 463 times: “It came to pass.”
I have claimed that promise many times in my life. I was declared legally blind at age 15. I lost my dad as a teenager. I endured physical and sexual abuse as a child. And each experience “came to pass.”
I am also grateful for dozens of kidney stones that “came to pass.”
Write this on your forehead – your present is not your future. Whatever struggles, sins, and setbacks you have experienced in life will come to pass.
Recovery Step: Rejoice in this – your present is not your future. It will come to pass.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.