The Power of Testimony

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They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Rev 12:11

Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has suffered pain and sorrow. So many have chosen to allow that suffering to hold them back. Jesus said” The thief comes to kill steal and destroy but I  have come that they might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

Guilt and shame will try to bully us into secrecy. It deceives us into believing that we are worthless, or that we are beyond help. It convinces us to stay quiet and suffer alone. That is the lie I bought for years.

As a young adult woman living with a tormented mind over my past of abuse, adoption and rejection I started asking God for answers. It was through the testimonies of other people that I found hope for my life. I found out through the stories of other that my past does not have to have power over me anymore. In fact I learned to see my past as a gift that has allowed me to reach out to others and have a compassion and understanding that I would probably not have had otherwise.

We are encouraged by people who have overcome. We can learn from the testimonies of others. If Christ came to give us a more abundant life than we need to seek out that life and go after the best He has for us, which I know includes freedom from a tormented mind and a defeated life.

That is the purpose behind this blog…..to allow people to see that there is hope for the hopeless.

By melissasmccormick

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