Somethings in life are simple! Simple, however, doesn’t always mean easy.
The atrocity in States passing laws promoting late-term abortions, as well as after birth abortions is heartbreaking. To fathom how this can be happening is beyond our understanding.
Also heartbreaking is the millions of men and women who have had an abortion and are hiding behind a wall of shame. They are separate issues. Nonetheless, for many just hearing the abortion topic brings them to disgrace and self-hatred.
Recently I heard a profound message regarding this infant genocide happening in our country. It was a powerful message and it brought me to my knees!
It was boldly stated that if you have had an abortion in your past “this is not about you-you have been forgiven!” So true! My hope is that if you are post-abortive, this is what you really hear. I hope you truly understand the forgiveness offered to us through the blood of Jesus! It sounds really easy. Sometimes it is not. Too often because this doesn’t feel true, we live as if it weren’t. Sadly, the truth is choked out by the voice of shame and condemnation. Jesus did not come to condemn but to convict.
If you have a flat tire, it’s a pretty simple fix. You either get a new tire or fix the one you have; you are good to go The sin of abortion is not like cheating on the test or lying to your parents. It involves the loss of life, that often unknowingly can leave you completely broken. Shame and fear and guilt hold us hostage, while the enemy of our soul uses secrecy and lies to keep us imprisoned.
It is God ‘s desire for all his children to walk in freedom! Even those who have had an abortion! He has given us tools to help us do that. It takes courage to begin the journey to freedom. One of the first things we can do is “honestly assess the situation-we have to be truthful to get to the place of transformation “. (Wisdom credit to Robbi Dawkins). The next best thing is to start taking small steps (or maybe leaps) to seek inner healing! God wants to heal your heart. It will transform your life!
When we receive forgiveness and find healing, we then find ourselves in a place to help others! God can use your testimony as a witness to his love and forgiveness! One of the things I find myself saying is “Let me tell you what God is done in my life! “Our wounds become trophies of Grace! It gives God the Glory. We cannot allow the media and political rhetoric to keep us silent. Rather let it become a sounding board to bring healing.
If you are in a place where you have never told anyone about your abortion, your time is now. If you do not have a “safe place” to do that, Restore is here for you. Contact us via a message on Facebook or on our website iamrestored.net. You are not alone and you do not have to stay in that place of despair.
Our time to speak out is now. There is power in your testimony; It gives credibility and truth to why these laws should never pass. Abortion hurts, let me tell you why!