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Alyssa - Freedom Through Forgiveness

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Hi my name is Alyssa and I struggle with anxiety, depression and anger.

The verse that has really helped me on my journey to healing is Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart and bindth up their wounds.

Sometimes the strongest people aren't those who show strength on front of us, but those who fight battles we know nothing about. I'd like to tell you a little about how Celebrate Recovery has changed my life. About two months ago Jason Cain one of the Celebrate Recovery leaders taught on forgiveness, which was then followed with a chip ceremony.

A chip ceremony is basically a night we have once a month that celebrates our recovery progress. Tim held up a blue chip and explained that it was a serenity chip and if we had anything we were struggling with to come pick up a chip but in doing so we would be laying our problems down and giving it to the Lord. Well I sat in my seat thinking " nope, I got nothing" little did I know the Lord had other plans.

Like a slide show in front of my face he flashed clips of my life over the past 5 years. I stood up and began to cry as I walked up to get my serenity chip. For 5 years I struggled with the inability to forgive someone which resulted in bitterness, anger and strife in my life. When I picked up the chip an overwhelming sense of joy came over me. All along all I needed to do was give my problem to the Lord and he would heal me of it.

Now 60 days later my relationship has been mended with that person and I feel free. Celebrate Recovery helps in any area of your life where you have a hurt, habit, or hang up and I invite you to come out Monday nights at 6:30 to be apart of what great blessings are happening here and the lives that are being changed because of this program.

I've realized that sometimes God let's you hit rock bottom so that you will see He is the rock at the bottom. So take a step, sometimes the smallest step in the right direction becomes the biggest step of your life...and your worth it.

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