Unspoken truths must be pulled by the roots
that’s been held so deep within;
that’s the only way now for the pain to end
So that my life will someday begin.
Some names may change, but that won’t end the pain
nor take away the shame, but strength I know I’ll gain.
It’s a road I must travel,
so the truth can be known
then my life I can finally claim as my own.
To God be the glory, that I must tell my story
His praises I’ll forever sing,
for the peace to me I know he’ll bring
and take away all that was unseen,
then my hands I know will be clean.
I won’t defend who were once friends
and help conceal their sins
because this is my life and I’m ready to fight
so let the healing process begin.
Living in silence about any kind of abuse can keep you living the life that your abusers have carved out for you. It’s a life full of shame and guilt, plus living in fear of the next time your abuser reminds you who’s in control. Living in the shadows of your past, keeping your voices silent and protecting your abusers is only giving them permission to abuse you. Well, through my testimony and the account of my life from childhood to my adult life, I hope that you can see a pathway from my journey, which you can use to start your journey to wholeness. With prayer, scripture, and your voice, your unspoken truths will no longer be chains holding you hostage. Stand on your faith, and trust in His Love, Mercy and Grace and allow Jesus to meet you where you are for your healing. These are my words of encouragement to you.