Hi There, I'm Rachel!
I went through some really rough times and I lost everything. Found out I was being abused and had no idea! It was awful and I can't believe I'm going to say this, but it was really the best the thing that could have happened to me!
Turns out, God showed me that there were many things inside of ME that He wanted and needed to change. The process of healing seemed so slow at the time, but God never left me...and look at me now! I actually like myself!
I used to think it was just healing from abuse that God did for me, but now I know He did so much more! He taught me my identity and that He wants me to be who I really am. He doesn't want me to be a mini clone of Him or even a clone of my family. He made me to be unique and He showed me how to be just that!
Life beyond the one I knew meant gaining a new sense of trust and freedom. It meant that restoration had to take place before I could receive the promises of God for my life.
One of the promises for me was God bringing a new love into my life. I wouldn't have been able to recognize the good in my new husband if I didn't let God orchestrate my healing.