7. Saturate yourself in the healing words of Scripture.
My friend, Christina, who was raised in the illicit drug business and exposed to a number of destructive and sinful behaviors, said she realized that true healing and freedom—from childhood hurts and the poor choices she made during her college years—came through her study of the Word of God, where she developed a true understanding of the message of the cross.
“I went through counseling,” Christina said. “I saw doctors, tried medication. None of that was effective for me. I needed the Word of God. A love and insatiable appetite for the Word of God began to grow in me, and that’s where I found victory … in the message of the cross.”
If you continue to feel shame for sin you have confessed and surrendered to Jesus Christ, stop listening to the voices of doubt, self-condemnation or the enemy’s accusations. Immerse yourself in the victorious, life-giving words of Scripture and begin living like a loved, forgiven child of God.
Cindi McMenamin is a pastor’s wife, mom, Bible teacher, and national speaker who helps women strengthen their relationships with God and others. She is the author of several books including the best-selling When Women Walk Alone (more than 130,000 copies sold), When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts, and When God Sees Your Tears. For more on her speaking ministry, or books and resources to help you grow in your relationship with God, your marriage or your parenting, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.
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