In 1963, Paul McCartney was living with Jane Asher, his girlfriend at the time, at her family’s home in London. One night, he had a dream of the good times of his youth. When he woke up the next morning, he sat at the piano at the foot of his bed and composed one of his most famous songs, Yesterday.
You may remember this famous line: “Yesterday! All my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Oh, I believe in yesterday.”
Yesterdays always seem better. We remember fondly our first house, first car, and first date. We all believe in yesterday.
But God believes in tomorrow. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Recovery Step: Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is coming. Today, get ready.
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.