Monday, September 27, 2010

Characterisitcs of a Cult

by Sisterlisa

In April of 1993 America witnessed a battle between Law Enforcement and the Davidian Branch Compound while indoctrinated women and children shook with fear over the battle that was raging over two distinctively different goals. David Koresh’s goal was to resist Law Enforcement under his belief that he was the Messiah and was willing to die for his ‘faith’. He also trained his captives to die for their ‘faith’ as well. Koresh indoctrinated his followers with his beliefs and ordered them to fire against the officers.

Do not be afraid to question the leader's teachings!

Many times when someone is new to a religious organization they are innocently ignorant of the philosophies being taught. It is important to search the scriptures and know for yourself what the Lord has taught. Even the noble men of Paul’s time were diligent in knowing what the Bible really said in

Acts 17:11, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

Cults are not only religious in nature, they also are found in a variety of other avenues. You can find cults within music, businesses, organizations, etc. The word cult comes from the word culture, an integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning. It is a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group, yet in today’s society we see cults as dangerous breeding grounds intended for harm. Many times people who are involved in a cult are na├»ve to what is at the root of their group. Sometimes a cult can be a single family with no church affiliation.

Some cults result in physical harm or death of themselves by suicide or by attacking others. Most cults result in isolation from family members and friends, and we must be cautious of modern cults that contain the Christian label.

Some of the most popular, well known, and widely accepted cults are within churches that use mind control to bring their followers into mental and emotional bondage. It becomes so powerful that the followers lose the ability to think for themselves. This kind of mind control involves a severe social influence conditioning program which may include:

■an exclusive system of authoritarian control,
■a program of punishment and rewards,
■information control,
■fraud, and

Depending on the number and intensity of undue influential tactics, and a person’s own naivety, one may experience:

■a false personality change and
■marked mental or emotional weakness,
■compliance, and

Cult-like leaders will keep a person:

■so busy that they don’t have time for life outside of the cult.
■Many times the leader or cult group will drive a wedge between the family unit by coercing them into separate activities and
■drain them of energy so they are too tired to think about what is happening to them.

Here is a list of things to keep in mind in regards to religious cults:

■Breaking down a person’s mind by mental abuse.
■Putting a simple minded person in leadership positions. These people will blindly obey and follow their leader over what anyone else says and will demand loyalty even when the leader is wrong.
■Control the person’s time and environment.
■No outside recreation without the group.
■They create a powerlessness in people.
■As the group attacks the person’s worldview, it causes the person distress and inner confusion; yet they are not allowed to speak about this confusion or object to it – leadership suppresses questions and counters resistance.
■Mind control increases as the people in the group are kept busier than usual in order to keep them under their control and too tired to think clearly.
■Old healthy life patterns are not accepted and must suppress them.
■Members get positive feedback for conforming to the group’s beliefs and behaviors and negative feedback for old beliefs and behavior.
■Good behavior, demonstrating an understanding and acceptance of the group’s beliefs, and compliance are rewarded while questioning, expressing doubts or criticizing are met with disapproval, redress and possible rejection. If one expresses a question, he or she is made to feel that there is something inherently disordered about them to be questioning.
■The only feedback members get is from the group; they become totally dependent upon the rewards given by those who control the environment. Striving to perform in order to get these rewards or positive feedback shows the dependency the person has been created to expect. When the rewards cease to be given, the person becomes hurt, confused, or disgruntled.
■Put forth a closed system of logic and an authoritarian structure that allows no feedback and refuses to be corrected except by leadership approval or executive order.
■Members are not allowed to question their leaders.The follower is treated as if they are in defiance and the leadership is not to be questioned and trusted to make the right decision. If their judgment is questioned the follower is either ignored, rebuked, or quieted through various forms of manipulation or blackmail. Sometimes their attention is redirected into another direction such as a new special form of leadership created for them in order to keep them busy.
■Flattery is used to puff up the follower in order to make them feel accepted and valued. Most times the new, simple minded, or those who are catching on to what is happening are the most likely to become flattered. Psalm 12:3, “The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:” and 1 Thessalonians 2:5, “For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:”
■Spying on other members and asking for reports on their lives.
■Manipulation of a followers emotions. Downplaying their feelings as unimportant or in error.
■Faults are never the leaders fault.
■Leadership is backed even when in the wrong and often times covered up. When a follower catches on and tries to question or expose the wrong doing the leader will often rebuke the follower of being critical or defying leadership.
■Emphasizing irrational fears about ever leaving the group or even questioning the leader’s authority. The person under mind control cannot visualize a positive, fulfilled future without being in the group. Such as telling testimonies of people who left and suffered from death or illness and that is told to be their punishment or consequences.
■Defying unwritten rules are considered rebellious and often rebuke is given to the follower.
■Instant friendships. True friendships develop over time. Flattery such as “my dear friend” and they really don’t know each other very well at all.
■A cult leader will try to persuade you to reduce or eliminate altogether outside friendships and even family.
■Any information that could lead followers to the clear understanding that their teaching is wrong is destroyed or followers are told that to read it is considered critical and punishable by authority through public character assassination.
■Keeping the members so busy that they don’t have time to do anything other than support their groups cause. This kind of busyness causes families to be divided and not able to have adequate time together at home.
■Followers are sometimes reprimanded for not participating in every meeting or activity or told their loyalty is being questioned.
■Leaders often times discourage parents from believing what their children report to them.
■Followers are told to always side with leadership even if they are wrong.

Some things to keep in mind are:

1.It’s important for a follower to be able to have the freedom to research about the group without the group leading their research.
2.If the follower has been told to refrain from researching about them, then you may want to go ahead and do so.
3.An honest group will not be opposed to a follower reading critical information about them.
4.If the group has nothing to hide then they will not mind you seeking outside information.
5.There is no perfect group, yet anything negative a former member may say should be willingly discussed by your leader. If the situation is covered up or ignored then be cautious in dealing with this group.
6.A real honest leader will openly discuss any concerns you have about the group with humility. They will have nothing to fear by you asking.

So how can you protect yourself from becoming involved in a cult?

■Know the Bible.
■Question and compare the teaching to the Scriptures.
■Cults who claim to believe in the Bible, but use alternative sources for doctrinal teaching are dangerous. Be sure all the teaching and practices are in agreement with the Scriptures.
■If you believe you are in a cult and are just realizing it, there is help for you.

2 Peter 2:1-3, “ 1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

Galatians 1:6-9, “ 6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”

John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

The Lord Jesus Christ would not want you to participate in a cult. His expressed desire as put forth in scripture is to freely choose Him as your Saviour. What kind of relationship would he have with you if you felt forced or coerced to love him?

The Lord Jesus wants us to live in freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. “ Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

He is interested in your willing desire to help others come to know him.

2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

God doesn’t want you to give begrudgingly through coercion.

2 Corinthians 9:7, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

The Lord Jesus wants you to be free from the cult.

2 Corinthians 6:17, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

Your best defense in escaping a cult is to find help. Breaking free from mind control is not an easy task all on your own. Some people have broken free from that bondage by weaning themselves away from the group a little at a time, while some seek outside help, break free immediately, and move away. Whatever the case may be with you, firm support is needed as is a strong relationship with the Lord and a working knowledge of the scriptures. If you feel your knowledge of the scriptures is not strong, find someone who is that is able to help you

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Which is the Real Shepherd?

by Sisterlisa

At first glance of this video, some might think it's humorous, but what went on in my heart was sadness. The sheep represent the people, God's people. God's people, the sheep, are in need of honest, sincere, loving leaders who protect the flock, yet in this video you see their shepherds taking advantage of them for their own personal pleasure. They are using the sheep for their own entertainment. Shepherding them in and out of ridiculous circumstances instead of allowing them to graze and be at peace. These men have taken these sheep and are running them to and fro, for no purpose but their own. String them up with lights, run them ragged, send the dogs to make them obey, then stand back and laugh at what they have created, as if it glorifies some greater purpose. Just what we have in most modern churches today.

Does anyone have a video of a REAL shepherd?

In this next video we see a Border Collie named Bo who helps keep the sheep together and their shepherd is walking in their midst. He is among them and walking with them. My fourteen year old daughter watched with me then quietly said, "The dog is the Holy Spirit keeping them all close together and directing them." A very realistic look at what is and what should be within The Church today.

Healing After Abuse

by Sisterlisa

Many times I have known women who have been battered by their husbands, beaten in schools by bullies, verbal abused by 'friends', and outcast by cliques. If you are a lady who has experienced all of those in your life time you are not alone and may God bless your soul with His infinite grace and mercy as you seek Him for healing. Although not all of us have experienced all of these types of abuse, but perhaps we have suffered at the hands of a few abusers in our life time. The pain is still there and we need healing.

I'm not going to explain all the facts about the cycle of abuse an abuser goes through or really the cycle the victim goes through. Although, I do feel that education is key in escaping that cycle and breaking it once and for all so you never return to it again. What I aim to do today is simply direct you to Jesus Christ. He loves you more than you can ever imagine. He knows your pain and He was with you when it happened. He knows every intricate detail of the amount of physical pain, emotional shame, spiritual upheaval, and social consequences to what you have experienced.

I have experienced a few of these types of abuse in my life and sometimes I just don't want to think about it. Many times I have pushed those memories to the back of my mind, the darkest place of my being, so that I don't have to relive every painful moment of my past. Yet time and time again, some how some way that pain is brought forth to the front of my mind and heart, desperately seeking to be brought to light. Why must I keep seeing those horrible images of memories be brought out again and again? Why can't I just hide them forever and not remember them ever again? I want it to stay in the deepest, darkest parts of my memories so I don't have to see it! There's something about this resurfacing of pain. It must be brought to the light, the Light named Jesus Christ.

Yes, he knows our every pain and he is already well aware of what has happened to us, but have we actually handed it over to Him so He can do what He wants with it? When we plant a seed of pain and anguish in the deepest, darkest parts of our being, it begins to germinate and take root. This is the process of bitterness. Bitterness breeds hate and hate grips our minds and souls with its talons and rips us apart from the inside. If we allow bitterness to take root then how can Christ work through us to extend grace to those who need to see Him?

I feel that sometimes we don't think we are bitter, but when triggers appear and our first reaction is anger or we experience pain again then we most surely have allowed that seed to germinate. That root system must be brought to the Light so He can do His work on us. His Light is a dividing light that will shine so bright that it burns up that root system and seed so that it will no longer exist. The memories will always be with us, but the pain they cause will cease. When He brings it out, he will not use it against us, to hurt us, belittle us, or condemn us.

He wants to show us what he does with that bitterness and pain. He wants to show us how he covers it with His own blood, so that we can look at it through His eyes and see the beauty he brings to all things. All things for His good pleasure. To show us how much he loves us and how his mercy and grace can reach down to the deepest, darkest parts of our being, and gently lift the root system out. He then will place his gentle, healing hand over our fresh wound and anoint us with His healing power. He wants to embrace us and have us embrace him back.

I won't tell you that it won't be without tears and pain, it just may hurt at first, but only if we look at the root system with hatred and disgust. If we indeed look at this process with those eyes then we are no better than the one who hurt us. We must submit to the power of Christ and allow Him to show us how to look through the eyes of grace. I can only say these words to you because I know how this feels. Last night God showed me how to look at one of my past abusers through His eyes of grace. As he showed me this abuser I began to pray for this man. I prayed for him and the family he now has. The more I pray for him the more my heart heals. The more my heart heals, the more grace I can see. The more grace I can see, the clearer my vision of Christ becomes and that is the ultimate goal. To see Christ in all His glory, as much as we can possibly see with our human eyes and he sure wants us to see Him up close and personal.

Dear Believer, Jesus Christ can heal your broken heart. You can trust Him. I don't know if you'll ever trust the abuser again or any person who holds a similar position, but I know you can trust Jesus Christ. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Let him embrace you and embrace him right back. No quick hugs, let this embrace last you a lifetime. Don't ever let go.

Song of Solomon 2:6, "His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me."

Persecution in Religious Circles

by Sisterlisa

Most people think of persecution as coming from some anti-God an Anti-Christ religion, but among Christian circles the persecution comes in a different form. It comes as the Pharisees against Christ and His followers. The Pharisees of His time on earth are the modern religious leaders of today.

When Christians who simply love others are condemned because they don't succumb to the Pharisee screaming "Sinner!!!" as they did to the woman taken in adultery. The modern day Disciple will not condemn, they eat with one another and share love. Do I think they hang out at the drug houses while the cooks create their meth? NO of course not! But when they see a tweaker at the store they don't snub them either. A modern day Disciple of Christ will smile and have a warm presence of love within them.

When a religious leaders enters a homosexual community event screaming "SINNER! You MUST repent or burn!" the modern day Disciple stands and says "Christ loves you and says come as you are and Christ will do the cleansing for you."

When a religious leader points out sin in your life, that quite possibly doesn't even exist to begin with, but insists on attacking you until he can find SOMETHING wrong with you, but the modern day Disciple says, "Let establish a matter by living out Matthew 18 in love".

When a religious leader points his finger with condemnation, but calls it conviction and says you MUST receive this 'conviction' in order to respond to God. But the modern day Disciple will say, "Worship Christ in the Spirit of love and truth and He will clean your heart and renew your mind."

When the religious leader says "You are MY people and you MUST stay with ME and THIS group or you won't be protected by God." but the modern day Disciple says, "Christ is our great King and Priest and Holy Spirit is our Teacher. The building does not keep you safe, Christ our Lord does."

Then the people make up their own minds who they will assemble with. If they choose to assemble with the modern day Disciples, then the religious leader persecutes them. This religious leaders harbors bitterness and resentment because he can no longer control the people. Which by the way are NOT "HIS" people, they are GOD's people.

The modern day Disciple does not seek to control or force the people into his fellowship. They are all free to go where they want to go. When the religious leaders persecute, it's in a sophisticated manner. When the religious leaders persecute, it's abuse and you don't have to put up with it.

This gives me a whole new perspective on Matthew 24: 15-16, " 15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)   16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains"

I used to think this meant, "..when we see the Anti-Christ standing the holy place" as if to say the Anti-Christ will stand in a holy place, but today I saw it as, "when you see the abomination of desolation...stand in the holy place." Meaning that we are to stand in the holy place when we see the abomination of desolation.

The holy place, in my opinion, is in direct worship of Christ our Lord, for that is where we find our protection. (Psalm 91 and Psalm 142) The abomination of desolation being those who 'speak in the name of Christ' really aren't in Christ and it is revealed to us that they are not really sheep, but wolves.
Matthew 24:9-12," 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
   10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
   11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
   12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."
This is already happening. Delivered up to be afflicted, hated,  reputations in your communities are being slaughtered by slander, 'Christians' are betraying one another to protect themselves, they are hating each other, claiming to be 'leaders of God', deceiving others, their iniquity is abounding, and the love has waxed cold. Where has the beauty of Matthew 18 gone?

While our brethren in China and other countries are suffering physical persecution from anti-God religions, the rest of us here in America are seeing sophisticated persecution from modern day Pharisees on a social, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. It's spiritual abuse and you have the freedom to flee.

Proverbs 4:14-27, "14Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
   15Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
   16For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
   17For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
   18But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
   19The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
   20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
   21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
   22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
   23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
   24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
   25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
   26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
   27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil."

There will be times when God has instructed you to flee and there may be times when he asks that you stand and be bold.

Why do the Sheep Keep Leaving?

by Sisterlisa

I thought I'd take a little break from home the other day and stop in at a local restaurant for a quick bite to eat. It's not often at all that I dine alone, and it was actually quite nice. The place I chose had beautiful inspirational music playing and I had some quiet time to worship our Lord at that tiny table. I was reading a print out of an article from the internet about the Church and what she suffers from today with abusive leaders. While enjoying the warmth of my creamy cup of caffeine and presence of our Lord, some men were seated in the booth behind me. Their conversation intrigued me, because they were discussing ministry work. Hoping to glean some insight to ministry I eavesdropped, but in a matter of just a few minutes my heart sank in utter despair. Men who claim to be in ministry discussed when a sheep leaves the flock and one shared such a nonchalant lack of compassion with no desire whatsoever to win the lamb back.

How are we to attempt to win them back?
Luke 4:23, "And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."
Where are the sheep going? Why are they leaving?
Jeremiah 50:6, "My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace"
What are we supposed to do with the lost sheep?
Matthew 10:6-8, "6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."
What do we do when the sheep leave?
Luke 15:4, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?"
And when we find them and bring them back?
Luke 15:6, "And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost."
So what kind of leader scatters the sheep like this?
Acts 20:29, "For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock."
What is going to happen to these leaders?
Ezekiel 34:10, " 10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them."
The next question is this, how do you convince the sheep to come back to the fold if the fold is lead by a wolf? The answer is clear, you don't go back to where there is a wolf in leadership. You flee.

The sheep know the voice of their Great Shepherd and He will guide them to where they need to go. He guides us all and we're never alone.

Spiritual Abuse

by Sisterlisa

Spiritual Abuse is not confined to any one specific denomination. I was so intirgued by this as I studied spiritual abuse and how so many websites speak of SA in regards to their specific churches. The characteristics are found among many of them.

Spiritual Abuse occurs when a person in religious authority or a person with a unique spiritual practice mislead and maltreat another person in the name of God or church or in the mystery of any spiritual concept. Spiritual abuse often refers to an abuser using spiritual or religious rank in taking advantage of the victim's spirituality (mentality and passion on spiritual matters) by putting the victim in a state of unquestioning obedience to an abusive authority.

As I began to research this topic I found that there are millions of people who suffer from this kind of abuse, including myself. I have indeed suffered from this type of abuse. Many people don't even realize this is happening to them and when they try to seek help, people mark you as a church gossip and disloyal to your preacher(leader). Often times husbands won't realize it either and discredit their wives or children as being critical and demand them to be silent about the matter. Men who have their families in a spiritually abusive church will most likely defend their leader over believing their wives, whom they may also label as emotional.

The reason why I believe these husbands will do so is partly because I have seen it in the marriages I know and also because these men are being taught to always defend the preacher.

Today's modern Christianity seems to have lost it's focus on their families.

If you were to conduct an Internet search with the keywords: "Spiritual Abuse", you will find many resources available to educate yourself about how this type of abuse works. I am not going to reinvent or re-write what has already been diligently researched and written about, but I do want to encourage you. There is help available and you do not need to remain in a fellowship where you are being abused.

This is a hefty topic and this may be the first time you have ever heard of such a thing. Even if you don't think you are being spiritually abused, I encourage you to find a few websites and do some reading about this topic. You might discover that you are suffering from this in your fellowship and you might discover things that you know a loved one is suffering from it as well.

Some key points to recognizing spiritual abuse are: (taken from Wikipedia)

* Psychological and emotional abuse
* Any act by deeds or words that demean, humiliate or shame the natural worth and dignity of a person as a human being.
* Submission to spiritual authority without any right to disagree; intimidation.
* Unreasonable control of a person's basic right to make a choice on spiritual matters.
* False accusation and repeated criticism by negatively labeling a person as disobedient, rebellious, lacking faith, demonized, apostate, enemy of the church or God.
* Prevention from practicing faith.
* Isolation or separation from family and friends due to religious affiliation
* Physical abuse that includes physical injury, deprivation of sustenance, and sexual abuse.
* Exclusivity; dismissal of an outsider's criticism and labeling an outsider as of the devil.
* Withholding information and giving of information only to a selected few.
* Conformity to a dangerous or unnatural religious view and practice.
* Hostility that includes shunning (relational aggression, parental alienation) and persecution.
There is an incredible amount of control among leaders that abuse and most times their ministries become cult-like. They refuse to allow other people lead in ministry if they have not declared and proven themselves to be a die-hard follower. If the leader says something hurtful to the women in the church, he may contact their husbands to praise the wives to their spouses. They may avoid contact with them in the future and refuse to return phone calls or emails. Leaders are not supposed to lord over God's heritage, but are supposed to be examples.

1 Peter 5:3, "Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock."

My heart aches for the women who know they are being treated wrongly and their husbands do not protect their wives from this kind of abuse. I realize none of us are perfect and leaders do make mistakes, but when their behavior becomes a perpetual habit that is difficult to confront and/or correct, then I would suggest it is time to look for another fellowship.

You can heal from this abuse and our Lord hasn't missed a thing. He sees everything and He knows your pain. He does not expect you to remain in an abusive situation. He loves you and He has chosen you to receive an abundant life, not an abused life. He already knows we aren't perfect and yet he accepts us anyway. I don't mean that it's acceptable to take advantage of the grace He has given you, but He knows you can't live up to His expectation. This is exactly why He died for you.

Luke 7:13, "And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not."

Our Lord Jesus certainly has seen everything you have suffered and He truly has compassion for you. Just turn to Jesus and surrender to Him completely. He can fill the emptiness and heal the pain that you have experienced.

If we can help encourage you further about this matter, please don't hesitate to contact us or leave a message for us and our readers so we can all support you and send love, through prayer, in your direction.