There are some past hurts and offenses that are hindering your growth. What you had to endure was egregious and many would have failed.
You survive it, to tell it. It was a private war, but needs to be a public victory. The opinions of men be damned, to the darkness from which that came.
There is a light, in what I have done to you, for you and through you. Let your light shine. Your story is another’s glory, your hardship another’s hope.
Keep your light lit that all men can see. What was meant for shame is now the show. In your vulnerability and transparency, others will have their clarity.
14) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16) In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.