I heard the song Fear is a Liar by Zach Williams today. It made me think about how easy it is for victims of sexual abuse to believe all the lies we were fed that now control our minds with fear.
- You were told that you were dirty.
- You were told you should be ashamed.
- You could be the one that grace could never change.
- You were not good enough.
- You were not strong enough.
- You were not loved.
Do these lies sound familiar? Do you have that recording still playing in your head? Is someone in your life still playing that tune out loud for you?
Well I have GOOD NEWS! God is on your side. He does love you. He will cleanse you of all your sins and of what has been done to you if you let Him. He can change your life through grace if you are still on the broken path. You are good enough. You are strong enough. And He has loved you since you were just a glimmer in someone’s eye.
Becoming whole again or for the first time is scary. Believe me I know. I was dead, but God brought me back from the grave. He healed me and forgave my transgressions with a grace so profound because He knew the excruciating pain and torment I was experiencing. He gave me a second chance to live and to love.
It is definitely taking a leap of faith. But you need to ask yourself this question: do you want to end up on top? By asking this, I mean do you want to win? Do you want to have control over your life? Do you want to take control back from your abuser? If the answer is yes, you have to take the leap. You take control of your life and you hand it over to God. For those who loose their lives, find it. As long as you wallow and live in depression, anger, and/or regret, your abuser has control over your life and you are still a victim.
So try today… take the step. Hand your life and control over to Jesus. Seek godly counsel and support. TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK! LIVE! BECOME A SURVIVOR!
“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” – Matthew 16:25