But it doesn’t define me.
And I hope it doesn’t define you either.
Today on my friend Samantha’s blog, she is featuring me as her guest. She’s running a devotion I wrote over a year ago about my past sexual abuse and forgiveness.
While I have chosen to forgive my abuser and I have moved on, I can tell you that it still hurts. Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting. Forgiveness doesn’t mean instant happiness. I http://fieldsgold.blogspot.com/ so bad for that little girl (me) who was trapped and violated. Her life changed that day. But I also know that God did redeem my pain. He has brought healing to me through Jesus. And he has used my story to bring healing to others struggling.
The past haunts many. They can’t move past who they were….what happened to them….or maybe what they did. But oh my sweet sister, Jesus died for all that and by His wounds we are healed. And we have to live like it.
Check out Sam’s blog now. And if you struggle to define yourself by anything other than who you are in Christ, I hope you’ll join me in studying God’s Word together. God’s Word provides truth, hope, promises, and definition to our lives.
We are having such a great response to the next study, It’s No Secret, that I’ve moved the start date back a week to accommodate the orders. It will now begin March 27th. Details here. You are invited to join me.
Big Blessings to You!