Testimony given at Gateway Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm dealing with core shame areas from the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. To me it is overwhelming and scary. At times seeming hopeless that I'll ever get over this. I don't know how to heal. This week God spoke to me and brought healing. It amazes me all the different ways He accomplishes that in my life.

He gave me some verses out of Isaiah 42 in “ The Message :”

“But I'll take the hand of those who don't know the way, who can't see where they're going. I'll be a personal guide to them, directing them through unknown country. I'll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don't fall into the ditch. These are the things I'll be doing for them – sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.”

This week God used an Oprah program I watched called “Inside the Minds of Child Molesters” which gave me a lot of insight and even compassion for one of the men who shared (which is a miracle for me to have compassion on a child molester).

This week God used my healing prayer session (as He always does) to go into the pain of this shame core exposing the lies and bringing me truth.

This week God used the Friday night service at Life Center Church to show me how my expectations of how things should have been are ways the enemy got me to believe lies. He used the prophecy I got there to ignite the sparks of hope and deepen my trust in Him.

God is so creative and I thank Him for touching my life and all the people and avenues He is using molding me into the daughter He created me to be.

To God be all the glory!!!!