These past few weeks have been amazing with the launch of Journey to Heal. I think about who I was ten years ago, and all the hurt and bitterness I was carrying around inside. I was a mess, friends. A MESS! But, even in all that mess God was calling me to higher ground. He was encouraging me to live a better story.
Through a great deal of prayer, surrender, and working through the hurt and pain, God has brought me to higher ground. He has helped me to live a better story than the one I started with.
That is my hope for you!
No matter what hurts you may be holding onto today, I pray God will set you free from all of that and lead you into a brand new way of life. I was sexually abused as a child, and that painful experience caused me to carry a lot of weight and baggage into my adult years. Your story may be different.
Perhaps you weren’t sexually abused as a child, but you have experienced emotional or physical abuse, abandonment, betrayal, or neglect by those you love and who should have loved you best. Now you’re realizing how deeply those wounds have impacted you, and how they are holding you back from living an abundant life.
The truth is, while we may have been deeply wounded by the sins of others, and even our own terrible choices, when we place our hope in Christ we are given a brand new life. We are raised to higher ground, and through that experience we find the courage and strength to let go of the baggage we’ve been carrying around and to set ourselves free from the bondage of bitterness and resentment.
Is God speaking to your heart, today?
Do you sense he is calling you to a better way of life?
I will be hosting an online study for Journey to Heal: Seven Essential Steps of Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse, starting June 1st. This is a vide0-based study that will take group members through the concepts of my book, and walk them through certain essential steps of recovery.
These steps involve a commitment to healing, acknowledging your story and identifying the effects involved, settling unresolved feelings towards those who have hurt you, forgiving and letting go, discovering your true identity and worth, and establishing your new life in Jesus Christ.
If you, or someone you love, would like to move forward in their journey to heal, you can find out more about this study, and register online, HERE. Registration is free. All you will need is a copy of my book and a personal journal.
God is calling you to higher ground, friend. Isn’t it time to live a better story?