"No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us."--Romans 8:37(NLT)
Victims of abuse, trauma, or neglect may often take on an image of self-victimization/"victim spirit", leaving them feeling helpless and incapable. I have found this to be true throughout my experience as a social worker as well as an outreach therapist. On many occasions I would work with an individual on developing a care plan or treatment plan based on the presenting problem. We would identify realistic goals and the necessary steps to accomplish the stated goals. The greatest challenge in goal completion would often be getting the person to believe that he/she was more than capable of achieving the stated goals--not me, not the "system"--but him/her!
So often we waste a lot of time waiting on our proverbial "knight in shining armor", not realizing that we are it! No one is coming riding on a horse to rid us of the woes of life! It is not going to happen. But, God has given us the power, might, strength, and ability to overcome and conquer. We do not have to wait on anyone to rescue us. Jesus is our Redeemer and His power is at work in our lives!
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