The Importance Of The Experience: The Survivors Guide

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Forgiveness I 

I want to leave you with some tips on your road to forgiveness. Whether this helps you forgive someone who hurt you or helps you forgive yourself, I believe there is a breakthrough awaiting you!

Own your storm & accept how it affected you.

I can’t change the fact that I went through molestation. I can’t change the fact that it resulted in years of being angry, aggressive and mean. I can’t change the fact that I was quiet about it for nearly 10 years, but I can accept that these things happened. 

Not for me to suffer with the memories and the wounds, but for me to develop strength and resilience. From every experience, came a valuable lesson. It propelled me to this place I am in now. I chose to forgive. And you can too.

Declaration

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” - Reinhold Niebuhr

Becca's Gem

To forgive is a choice. I know you have every reason to remain upset, angry and stay full of resentment. Your feelings are justified. But, how will God get the glory through you, the vessel, if you are unforgiving? The fire comes not to consume you bu to refine and showcase  God’s glory in you!