Written by Barbara – Angels by Grace Feb. 1997
For thirty seven years I have felt shame and guilt. I had no self worth and felt very ugly.
These are some of the feelings that was the result of sexual abuse done to me and also being raped by various people on various occasions when I was between the ages of five and seventeen.
Because of that abuse when I looked in the mirror I saw distortions. Like when you look in a mirror at the carnival. That’s how I saw myself and I hated what I saw.
Since I have been in the Angel Group Support Group I am now able to look in the mirror and see the tears and feel the pain. I can look at my image in the mirror and see what God sees. He sees me as beautiful and He loves me. I now look in the mirror and say aloud, “I love you” and feel I can love myself, now. You see God has always been with me. I can now feel His warm and loving arms around me.
God, thank you for showing me the truth. I can now love myself and others. Please be with those that are suffering. In Jesus Name. Amen
I love you all.
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Blessings to you.