Jodie Tedder

Imagine with me a victim that has lost their teeth. Their shame and pain would show, wouldn’t it? How much we all hide. We hide behind fake stories. We put on a distant smile. We cover our pain with fake hair, fake nails, and whatever else we can buy.

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On the discussion of fear — ask yourself this question: “ Who taught you to fear?

  • Was it God or was it a bad person in your life?
  • Was it God or a person who hurt you?
  • Was it God or a scary movie?

Who taught you to fear? I would suggest that it wasn’t God that taught you to fear.

  • God did not make me scared — my father did.
  • God did not plant fear into my life — my mother’s lack of care and concern for me did.
  • God did not cause me to fear in the night hours — the years of physical, mental, and sexual torture did.

It was God that has taught me to not fear.

Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on September 23, 2022.

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