I was given an opportunity to share my story on a recent podcast by my good friends, Daniel and Christina Im. If you haven’t listened to their podcast “IMbetween”, I would love for you to check them out! “On the IMbetween podcast, you will hear conversations on marriage, parenting, faith, and everything in between.” Daniel is one of our teaching pastors at our church, The Fellowship at Mt Juliet. For those of you that have ever prayed for an encouraging and loving friendship, you understand when I say…this friendship was an answered prayer for me.
Sharing your story is hard at first, especially if you are sharing about a broken time in your life. Not only are you exposing yourself, you are also having to relive the event in your mind. This is something extremely hard for some people, I know it was for me.
If you knew God could use your story to encourage someone who is going through something similar, wouldn’t that be worth reliving the pain? For me it was. After all that Jesus had done for me, I want to shout it out to the world! He can and WIll use your brokenness to bless someone. Sharing my story has encouraged other women to speak up and talk about their abuse. For me that was a blessing…I no longer felt alone.
We have two choices…
- Turn from God. Turn our hurt and anger towards God. Miss out on an amazing opportunity to know and experience God.
2. Run to the loving arms of Jesus and allow Him to love us and comfort us.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 28-30.
(This picture was shown to me by a friend and it literally brought me to tears. This will be me when I get to heaven one day.)
I promise, if you run to Jesus, something new, exciting and wonderful will happen…
You become stronger. You become more wise. You find rest. You become more like Him.
Then you will discover the amazing power of Jesus and His unconditional love for us. A love like NO other love we have found on this earth. We find healing, peace, comfort and even JOY. We find our PURPOSE.
My friend it’s time. It’s time to climb out from under your hiding place. It’s time to let Jesus pull you out of the muddy pit, wash you white as snow and call you His…
And when you are ready…
Go tell the world your story. Go tell the world about the most amazing love you have found…
Please feel free to share your story on my comment page or email it to me. I would love to feature your story on my upcoming blog posts. Even if its not related to domestic violence, I would still love to hear your story.
Love you sweet friend,
If you would like to listen to my interview, you can click here…
If you have ever been in an abusive relationship you understand that leaving is the most difficult and most dangerous time of your life. Most women do not and will not make it out alive. I recently heard this static on a local new story after a woman, who tried to leave her abuser, was murdered.
“Domestic violence homicides, where a woman is murdered, 75-percent of those involves the woman actively leaving or trying to leave that relationship.”
This is real and this these women need our help. Sharing your story can save a life.
If you or someone you love is experiencing abuse or in an abusive relationship and need someone to talk to, please email me through my contact page on this site. I would love to speak with you and encourage you. You are not alone. Telling my friends about my abuse helped save my life. Please talk to someone.