He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because he delighted in me.
As a teenager I found myself faced with a crisis pregnancy. Fearing judgment and rejection from family, friends and the church; I made a hasty choice to have an abortion. I thought this would solve the problem, never realizing it was only creating one.
When I left the clinic that day, I resolved within myself that I didn't want to talk or think about that day.....ever again. In the years following, my life was filled with brokeness including a divorce and damaged relationships. The Lord desired to minister to my broken heart, but, I surrounded it with a wall of denial built with lies to protect my secret.
The bricks represented layers of lies about who I was, why I did what I did, things about the child I lost, what others would say to me and about me if they knew the truth.
My path to true freedom came through fully acknowledging the truth of what happened and opening myself up to ministry.
My heart is to encourage women. Many of us suffer from the lies and pain of an abortion as well as many other traumatic events in life and don't fully embrace the freedom in the truth of God's word.
The Bible says, He desires that you would know the truth and the truth would set you free. He wants us to know His truth and be free! However, what is kept in the darkness cannot be touched by light, and truth is light, God is light.