“Just let it go.”
We’ve all heard those words at one point or another. Perhaps a parent, a coach, a teacher, friend or family member has spoken them out of an attempt to encourage us.
Maybe they were said out of frustration.
Most likely they were uttered out of ignorance.
As survivors of sexual abuse, moving beyond painful memories and emotions stemming from the past is not as simple as “let it go”. There is a process involved, a journey of sorts, and it can be complicated and messy.
It takes time…a long time, in fact.
I believe that healing from the soul wound of sexual abuse requires a commitment to yourself and complete trust in Jesus Christ. The hurt that lingers long after abuse can only be healed by the patient and unconditional love of God.
Perhaps you experienced some form of abuse as a child, and as much as you hate to admit it the hurt is still present. Maybe you have tried to work through the memories and emotions on your own. Perhaps you’ve gone through professional counseling and yet you’re still struggling to move ahead. It took years for me to realize that there is no quick fix to healing from the wound of abuse, but there are essential steps we should take in the journey ahead.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse or assault, I encourage you to join me here in the coming weeks. I’ll be hosting a seven week Bible study I wrote, called Break Free: 7 Essential Steps Towards Emotional Healing. This is a powerful Bible study for anyone who has been impacted by sexual abuse or assault.
To take part simply enter your email in the box provided above, in the right hand corner of this page, and click “follow”. You’ll receive an email notification of my new blog posts. Email subscribers will receive a special downloadable gift from me as a thank you for joining the study.
I can’t wait to share this study with you!