Christian recovery from mental illness, childhood sexual abuse, and addtiction

A Way out of the Pain

Surrendering to God is a daily necessity for me. I have to humble myself and realize that I’m not capable of dealing with life’s struggles on my own — and I don’t have to. God promises to never forsake us. It’s easy to thank Him when things are going well, but what about when the storm is raging? Look to Him for the solution, and you will find it!

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

The terrain of life is laden with mountains of struggles and valleys of sadness. But when we allow God to be in the driver’s seat and lead the way, He has the power to put us on level ground. Of course there will be hardships and challenges. That is a guarantee in life. But with God as the leader, those challenges no longer feel hopeless or pointless. Life’s hardships become opportunities for growth and spiritual enlightenment.

In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

I used to live in a world of sadness and despair. My childhood sexual abuse caused me to have nightmares, anger, trust issues and prevented me from healthy intimate relationships. I felt unworthy of love – I felt alone and dirty. I don’t want you to feel that way. I don’t want you to have to be alone for another minute! There is a way out – a solution. It isn’t in the alcohol or drugs. It isn’t in the excessive spending, gambling or promiscuous sexual behavior. Those things may numb you temporarily, but the problems are always there waiting for you, and they’re only getting stronger.

There is a permanent solution. God. The love of Christ. It’s real and all you have to do is invite Him into your life. Ask for His presence in your life. What do you have to lose? You have peace and serenity to gain. I challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone and pray to God and ask for His guidance. Live by God’s will and you will be amazed by the love and joy that comes your way!

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