This morning, God is really speaking to my heart to be more dependable on Him. I thought that I was doing a pretty good job but, I know when God puts something on you’re heart you need to acknowledge it because It’s usually for a pretty good reason. Joyce Myer spoke about abuse in relationships in a sermon this morning, I’ll link it down below.
She explained that when someone abuses you it makes you feel like you did something wrong and then you feel guilty. She explains that when In reality the abuser is the one in the wrong. You’re essentially carrying their burden of guilt around. This is also known as projection. Projection is where someone places unforeseeable feelings or unacceptable wants or desires onto another person. The victims are unaware of the emotional abuse that the abuser is projecting onto them. The victim interpret’s the abusers feeling as their own.
In the past I had a bad habit of running back to my abuser instead of bringing my guilt to God. I could always hear God saying to me in my heart trust in me, rest in me and I will work it out for your good. All I had to do was take the leap of faith. I’ve come to learn that only God can lift this guilt we feel after feeling abused or in any situation for that matter. Joyce talks about how Jesus sat down on the right hand of God to rest once His work was done and He declared “It is finished!” (John 19:30)
Jeremiah 29: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Proverbs 3: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding, in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.”
Luke 11: “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
John 12: “Iam the vince, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit’; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Prayer Starter: Lord, I pray this morning that you call onto me. I’m nothing with out you and I need you. Thank you for getting me away from my past and onto a brighter future with you. Thank you for giving me the good days, bad days and all the ones in between. As long as I depend on you I know I have nothing to worry about.