Truth #14 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.
Movement was a big part of my healing process. I was going to Zumba at our church 3-4 times a week. The movement and body focus were prompting memories. Several times during class when I would move or turn a certain way, I would have a flashback. As we cooled down to songs like “You Are For Me” by Kari Jobe, I would hold back tears.
A note from my journal: September 6, 2012:
I decided to meet with a group therapist who uses dance in her therapy. I told her what Zumba was like for me and I explained to her how I felt green. She gave me this verse: Acts 17:28 “For in HIM, we live and move and exist.” She also spoke loud and clear to me that God does not make Green but he WILL use me for HIS glory….this part she spoke into me. I don’t think I am ready for group therapy yet, but I am certainly glad I met this lady. Her words to me were powerful.
I knew that He was with me, and I needed to keep moving and working through the memories and tears. When I went for walks on the trails, it was as if I was moving with Him in prayer and worship. I loved capturing images of His beauty and love in nature.
I was moving, and He was with me. I kept showing up knowing I was not alone. He was there for every memory, every session, and every tear.
He was there all along… for me, and the little girl inside of me.
For you know the saying, “We live in God; we move in God; we exist in God.” And still another said, “We are indeed God’s children.” Acts 17:28 VOICE
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