"Never wish them pain. That's not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. That's what they need."~ Najwa Zebian
I once asked God why He allowed me to go through the pain I went through...my answer came from the scripture - "who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." - it all made sense to me and that is why I share my story so I can help others going through what I've been through.
Realising that people who are healed don't go around hurting others, only broken people do. This has made it somewhat easier for me to forgive.
The truth is this:
Hurt people, hurt people.
Healed people, heal people.
Seek to be healed totally and completely, seek to be made whole again....so you can heal others.
Too many broken people walking around.....until they heal, they will continue to hurt others.
Your pain may not have been your fault, but your healing is your responsibility.
Until you heal from what hurt you, you will continue to bleed on those who did not cut you.
These pictures were taken at my 40th birthday celebration last year. I chose that day to celebrate with my support circle and 40 women who had gone through or were still going through one form of abuse or another in their relationship/marriage. I decided to comfort them with the comfort I had received.
The pain had a purpose....yours too has a purpose. Find your purpose through your pain.