Classic Collision Atlanta Healing Your Memories #167

Posted on 07. Dec, 2016 by in Classic Collision Atlanta

11/25/12

I can be happy as a clam…then, wham! I guess what matters most is that I focus on getting better, everyday. There are things about this that used to consume me. They no longer

do. That is a god thing. Now I can begin to use that misplaced energy in a constructive manner. I can see more clearly now than I could last year at this time. It has been a year since I first  picketed…what a journey.

When will it end?

I laugh more and cry less…that is really important.

Only time will tell….

In the meantime…therapy, prevention and recouping have to be my main priorities.

Everyone has this idea of when it should be over for me…how’s “Getting over your divorce” or “Losing your job” or “Your spouse cheating on you” or “That loss of a loved one” working out for you!

I think that what matters most is that we constantly strive to be better until the day that we die.

Here is something that I ran across…moments ago. More registered today than it would have a year ago. That is awesome for me. Maybe, just maybe…one day, none of this will exist any longer…one can only hope.

In the meantime…I will continue to post various clips…there is so much that people do not understand about rape….including myself…

Unfortunately, you know someone who has been through what I and so many other women have experienced…maybe this will help

 

Healing your real memories with real truth

 

Most likely you are struggling with vivid memories of the attack. Many people experience flashbacks of the attack. What happened to you was so compelling, so traumatic, and so hurtful that it made a deep impression on your mind. Ugly memories keep replaying over and over—like a video on an endless loop. How can your memories be transformed? The only one way to deal with the video of your rape is to replace it with another video.

You might have been told to use mental relaxation techniques perhaps imagining that you’re on a sunny beach with gentle waves and safe people around you. But it is an uphill battle to fight a terrible reality with a fantasy. Instead, God gives you a true video filled with His hope. He tells you of the invasion of earth by the Redeemer of the world. He will reckon justly with evil. He shows you how Jesus comes to you as a friend in the midst of your suffering.

Think of “Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners” as an alternative video. It’s something you can think about, say out loud, and sing. When the video of foes assailing you starts playing, replace that with “Jesus, lover of my soul. Friends may fail me, foes assail me. He, my Savior, makes me whole. Hallelujah. What a Savior. Saving, helping, keeping, loving. He is with me to the end.”

This isn’t a gimmick. There’s no guarantee that you can easily erase the old tape of your attack and replace it with “Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners.” But you can learn to eject the traumatic video of your attack and insert the truth of God’s goodness and grace to you. As you do this, your memories of the very terrible thing that happened to you will actually lead you to take hold of how Jesus has met you. He will befriend you in one of the worst moments of your life.

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