“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
It is only in His strength that I am able to share with you today and say that I am a post abortive woman.
At the age of eighteen I aborted my child. In ignorance and self-centeredness, I committed this crime. With that came feelings of guilt, self-hatred, depression and a feeling of being unworthy in the sight of God. I knew after a while, and after rededicating my life to Christ, He had forgiven me, but in silence I still carried that heavy burden of guilt and shame. I placed myself in a self-imposed mental prison for over 30 years. To try to heal the pain and void I felt, I tried “self-help” books and talk therapy, but to no avail. Neither could heal the stress and emotional damage that that abortion had caused.
It was only through “Surrendering the Secret” Bible study that God was able to heal and remove the pain and loss I had suffered for those 30 plus years; a study that was emotionally safe and confidential. I entered that study feeling broken and defeated, but at the end of the 8-weeks emerged
victorious and with a warrior spirit in Christ.
As you know Satan thrives in secrecy and darkness to keep us captive, to weaken the body of Christ, but we as Christians, followers of Jesus Christ, we are to shine the light on it and call it out for what it is with love and truth.
I encourage anyone that has suffered the pain of an abortion, or knows of someone that has, to reach out to this healing ministry. God will replace the heartbreak and pain you carry with His healing balm and peace and release the chains of bondage it has created in your life.
And finally, one of my favorite scriptures: Revelations 12:11 “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony…”