30 Days of Truth: He lifted me out of the pit.

Truth #6 He lifted me out of the pit.

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2 NLT

The lie: This pit is as good as it gets so get comfortable.

In my third counseling session, I decided I was going to tell her my story. I took a deep breath and then I just started talking. I was afraid to stop so the words just poured out of my mouth like thick syrup. Some of it was in ‘code’ and I am sure it was hard to follow at times.

On my way out with wide eyes I said, “I did it! I feel so much lighter!”

She replied, “That is because you just stepped into the light.”

On September 11, 2012, He lifted me out of the pit of despair.  I’m not even sure I realized I was in a pit at the time. I had decorated it and made that pit of lies as cozy as possible. It was a lonely and terrifying place, but it was all I knew.

The mud and mire of shame and lies had shaped my life affecting my relationships, decisions, and thoughts. There was a lot of work ahead, and the journey was just beginning, but I had tasted light, hope and truth.

There was no turning back now.

He reached down and drew me from the deep, dark hole where I was stranded, mired in the muck and clay. With a gentle hand, He pulled me out To set me down safely on a warm rock; He held me until I was steady enough to continue the journey again. Psalm 40:2 VOICE

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.  John 8:32 NIV

April is #SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and for thirty days I will share the lies I believed and the truth that I discovered in my healing from childhood sexual abuse. To start at the beginning and read the first post click here —> 30 Days of Truth – I am a Masterpiece

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