"Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God which works in you"
Philippians 2 v 12 - 13
When my first memory surfaced I asked my counsellor
"What are the steps of recovery? "
I felt abondonded when she said "there are none" and prayed for God to show me
the steps of recovery. He showed me 8 steps.
God is gracious and merciful.
over time I have written several attempts of steps of recovery
for example 7 steps.
I concluded recovery is a journey.
and our journey is unique.
a journey of faith in God our heavenly Father
in Jesus Christ our saviour and redeemer - redemption from sexual abuse.
There is a track in a certain national park built for a Princess to walk on a Royal tour.which has many landmarks
It has a bridge,
several seats carved into the rock
at least one lookout over the valley
and it ends at a waterfall.
I have found my journey of recovery has many works of grace along the journey.
which I share for you to chose which may be relevant to you
noting the order may change.for you.
- Preparing our hearts for the Journey ( use back on your browser to return )
- a friend who is also a Christian survivor wisely said
"recovery from sexual abuse is a subset of sanctification"
this has been a helpful perspective.
- The power of God's love to cast out fear ( use back on your browser to return )
- He restores my soul hope for us survivors. ( use back on your browser to return ).
- Prayer for a fulfillment of Isaiah 61 to heal our broken hearts and set us free from captivity.
- forgiving to be set free from bitterness and resentment.
- my apology I'm feeling fatigued more later.
- a reminder take it slowly
take small steps
one step at a time
take time out as necessary. eg walking in nature
exercise or sport
music as therapy
relaxation activities etc.