Once we decide to follow Christ, and live according to the pattern he set for us, Satan and his forces will do all they can to stop us. They will twist our emotions so that we're ineffective in the assignments God has for us. But just as Jesus overcame Satan by rising from the dead, so can we.
Victory from our negative emotions cannot be found apart from a right relationship with Christ. Once we decide to be a disciple of Jesus, He will love us by disciplining us. Sometimes with negative emotions. Through prayer and repentance, we have hope and victory.
There can be true freedom and healing from abuse and trauma in one's past. I know through personal experience that this isn't easy, but it is achievable. I hope to give you some hope and tools in this devotional to help you shed the victimhood of your past pains. As you read this, I pray healing from your past and the King's blessing over you.
Bad things happen in life, but we don't have to be bound by the pains of our past, our emotions, or our sin. God desires for us to be victors through Him, and that is a choice.