I first must say this is MY testimony and nobody else’s. Some believe you can say too much or too little, but I believe in being transparent and sharing how God healed this broken vessel and transformed my life forever more. “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:11

When I look in the mirror today, I am so grateful to God for the great and mighty things He has done in my life. When I think of some of the foolish roads I have traveled just longing to be accepted and not rejected, I praise Him for protecting me even when I had no strength to help myself.

I was sexually, physically, and emotionally abused, attempted suicide as a preteen, spent time in foster care and never met my biological father; which left me a shy, insecure, depressed and withdrawn individual. Although none of my abusers have ever acknowledge their part or apologized, I have completely forgiven them! Every minute of my life that I chose to walk in bitterness and unforgiveness, allowed me to continue being the victim and not victorious.

Please don’t shed a tear or feel sorry for me. I’m not that youngster anymore, and God has truly done an amazing work in my life. He really is a miracle working God and will meet your every need if only you will trust and believe in Him. He continues to do so many marvelous things in my life and I owe it to Him to tell others about His goodness.

Allow your test to be a testimony that will inspire and encourage someone to believe and trust the very same God who delivered you from your past hurts, defeats, and sorrows. Remember no matter how big the mess has been, God can and will restore you if you will allow Him to.

Blessings,
Valerie