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I suffered abuse in my life. It was a family friend. The pain & shame was insurmountable. Most of my life, I would hide from everyone. I felt unworthy. The details of the abuse are too numerous to mention, but let me say this...
Having moved from Michigan to Florida, I was unpacking some books. The man who abused me had given me a Bible. As I lifted the Bible from a tattered old box, I started to shake. I thought, "How could he give me a Bible when he hurt me so badly?"
I told my mother about the abuse. My own mother would not believe me. She would make me work for him. It made me physically sick. I was such a nervous person. No peace or joy; I was so downtrodden. When I pulled the Bible out of the box, I began to shake. Speaking to God, I shook the Bible. I said, "Lord, You have got to do something! I cannot take anymore of this!" I stumbled to my recliner. That aging recliner had fallen apart, like me. I would not get rid of it. I just put a towel over it. I would sit there and pray.
While I was weeping, all of a sudden in my stomach there was something like a rumbling; like an earthquake. Not knowing the Lord like I do today, I thought, "What is happening?" Something went boom, and like that, and something went boom! There was like a brick . It flew over to the area of the sofa. When I got done praying, I wanted to find the brick. There was no brick. God delivered me from the pain and the shame that I carried.
Oh, what God can do. I want to share my testimony. What God has done for me, He can do it for you. No more will the enemy bind you with this.
I will run like an Eagle, and I will enjoy what God has for me. For so many years I did not know how to enjoy my life in the Lord. I was bound. Now I am free! Sometimes I do get carried away. I love God more than I can say. He has done wonderful things for me!
I believe and receive there is more for me and for you. Name it and claim it. Stand upon the Rock and be free. There is nothing like being free. Stand upon the rock, and be free. There is nothing like being free on the Rock of Jesus. I stand upon the promises of the Lord. If God is for you, who could be against you? I say nobody. We believe and receive God is on our side. He will fight every battle. I say, "God bless you, honey."
I want to say something. A lot of people talk about the way I pray with the boldness. I pray with authority. I have given my testimony, I want to put it on the Internet, and get it out there. When I was a young girl, I was very self-conscious. Because of the abuse, I was afraid of people. This is something I still work on. My friends now say, they cannot believe what God has done for me.
I try to be bold. I know Jesus has given me the authority. When I was younger, the basement was my hideout. Even if they had a birthday party upstairs, I would not participate. I would hide until everybody went home. I know what it is to feel ashamed, unwanted.
Look what God has done. Like Joseph, I've gone from the Prison to the Palace. I've risen from the basement to "The Blessing." Every night, I'm reaching out to 40 million households! What God has done for me, He can do for you. Never give up hope. Never give in. It is well.
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