Jesus forgives, heals, makes new.
All wounds left unclean will get infected. Just as a thorn left in the flesh will fester, so will living with the secret of an abortion. We might feel as though because we’re Christians and forgiven that we don’t need to drudge up the past. In order for a wound to heal properly, we must first reopen it, clean it out and then allow it to heal from the inside out. Pretending that it didn’t happen will never bring about true healing. Unresolved shame and guilt will manifest itself in many destructive ways. We often develop addictions, relationship problems, disorders, bitterness, anger, depression and many self-destructive behaviors.
Abortion is just as prevalent in the Christian community as it is with non-believers. Christians, however, struggle with the guilt and shame without ever reaching out for help. It is a loss we’re not able to grieve, due to the fear of others finding out. Facing the truth will set you free.
Crisis Pregnancy Center offers an 8 week bible study to lead you through the journey toward total acceptance, forgiveness and healing. This class is totally confidential! The study is titled PACE (post abortion counseling and education). Please call CPC at (704) 867-3706 and leave your first name and telephone number for Jeanne /PACE leader.
Allow God’s love and mercy to be the healing waters to your wound. “He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” Psalm 40:2