All Survivors have one thing in common – we want to feel better or we want to heal. We are hurting. Our hearts are broken. Abuse hurts and child sexual abuse is no different. Its so interesting how we, and that includes Survivors, understand how a punch can hurt but we are not as empathetic to a victim of sexual abuse. All abuse hurts. Unfortunately many survivors find it difficult to admit that they are hurting.
Yes the childhood abuse hurt us, but it is also very likely that we are suffering from many other different hurts as well at the hands of a variety of people. Of course it was the abuser and the abuse. But perhaps also it is a spouse, a neglectful parent or a wayward child. It really doesn’t matter who hurt us or what the pain is – at the end of the day for many of us – the burden of carrying the pain gets overwhelming and is exhausting. If you are like me then at some point you are growing tired and weary of being hurt. We want the pain to stop.
I know from experience that it is possible for the pain to subside day by day. It is possible to feel better and better each day. I know for certain that I am not in the same amount of pain I was in six months ago, a year ago or even 10 years ago. I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist and I am excited about encouraging others by my testimony and I know first hand that the more I turn to God through his son Jesus Christ the more healing I experience. The more I trust in Him the better I feel. The more I turn to his Word the more hope I have. And the more I aspire to meditate on His word and not the words of others the more I am transformed from the inside out.
I want you also to experience this healing. Why not give God a try? What do you have to lose? You do have something to gain! Healing. Here are 2 awesome scriptures I want to share with you on healing. Read them. Meditate on them. Pray on them. Memorize them and use them as daily affirmations.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.