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Scars, We all Have Them

Today I would like to share from my past. Writing about my past is hard for me to do. It is very much a part of me that I do not like to dwell on. I feel led by the Lord to share here though. Having said that, I would like to show you today how to become the victor and not the victim anymore. I have written a book about my life which has more details, but I wanted to give you a little overview and draw you nearer to the Lord Jesus Christ, Yahweh, my Savior. Everyone has their own individual testimony; the events of what happened in their life to draw them to Christ. Today, I would like to share, briefly, some of mine. There is a ton more for perhaps another day.

Jesus has been with me since a was a child. He has shown His power over and over again to me. I was abused as a child. My mother physically, mentally and sexually abused and tormented me throughout the majority of my childhood. My earliest memories were at the age of 5. I am sure there were more before that but thank God I do not have that much of a recollection before then. I do not wish to go into explicit detail. (I have already done that in a book I have written.) Suffice it to say, my mother, was extremely abusive. But God was with me through that time. He gave me a wonderful and oh so loving, kind and compassionate sister. He gave me kind neighbors who gave me warm food and sweet conversation.

Then mother gave me to the state at the age of twelve I believe. She took me to the courthouse and said she didn’t want me anymore, that they could have me. I was so hurt. I will never forget that day or her red eyes that were so full of hate…..why mom why don’t you love me, I shouted in my mind….what can I do to make you love me….I’ll do anything….MOM!!!! Then the judge took one look at my battered and bruised body and put me in the care of the state. Foster care wasn’t so much fun either. I had temporary parents until they found someone who could take me, then I was switched back and forth several times. One of the parents got mad when I tried to sneak and go see my mom, for they wanted a child they could adopt who had no mom I guess, so back to temporary home….oh so many stories but I won’t go into detail here. But God was there. He gave me a sweet Pentecostal church congregation  family that showered me with love. He had His hand on me. My mother is now a saved woman. She wishes she would have done things differently.

I grew up and found a man that I thought would love me forever. He was an abusive alcoholic. I spent ten years with him because I believe in love and marriage. God was still with me. I was a member of a wonderful Baptist church where you could just feel the Holy Spirit there….then satan destroyed the church. The pastor was charged with a sexual misdemeanor involving a teenage child and he also cheated on his wife with the Sunday school teacher. I quit going to church after that. The whole church disbanded. It is better to keep your eyes on God and not man. God was still with me. I was the one who walked away from Him.

Have you been abused as a child, or as a spouse? Listen, bad things happen sometimes. God is still in control. He will heal you. He is able. He can fix your brokenness. He has set me free from all of that garbage. I have so much I could write about, my only reason for doing it now is to share with you so that you can know that God is there for you. Please turn to Him. Don’t let another day go by without asking Him to heal you. We all have a hole in our hearts that only He can fill. Let His love heal you today. He gives peace, strength and most of all unconditional love. Trust me, I know first hand the healing power that He alone can provide. Jesus took my mess and made a message of love and hope.


Pray with me please

Heavenly Father,

I just want to thank You for my life. You have created me in Your image (Genesis 1:26).  I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). What the devil meant for evil, You will turn to good (Genesis 50:20). There is nothing You cannot do. No heart that is too broken for You to heal. Father, a lot of Your children have been victims of violence in one way or another. I know this hurts You. It was all of those ugly sins that nailed You to the cross. I ask You Father for Your healing hands to touch Your children who are reading this now. I pray that, by me opening up to them, that they too can trust in You for their healing. Please open up the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing on these, Your children. I pray that Your healing balm would even now be poured on their hearts and that they would give that part of them to You for You to redeem it. You are our great Redeemer. Let beauty flow from those ashes (Isaiah 61:1-3). I pray that all reading would be able to forgive any who have hurt them (Matthew 6:14-15). That is where the healing begins. We trust You Lord. You are the Judge and You will work everything out for our good (Acts 17:31 & Romans 8:28). Thank You for Your healing.  We pray in Jesus’ name.

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Let’s worship today with

Need You Now by Plumb

Broken Things by Matthew West

Mended by Matthew West

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless.


Published by thefathersfeet

A lady that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and wants to follow Him wholeheartedly in every area every aspect of my life so that in the end I hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord." If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless.

32 thoughts on “Scars, We all Have Them

  1. Thank-you for writing this.
    I believe that it was difficult to share.
    However, in writing this , you have helped people. We can see how the Lord heals us, and how he changes us into new creations.
    He is a wonderful Savior, and we are his beloved. 🌷

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  2. Donna, thank you for sharing even though much pain involved, The pain is God’s love story upon your life, YHWH, I request that so many individuals will pour in by you leading them to this message of love from you YHWH, that the devil meant for pain to destroy Donna, As Donna, took upon the boldness write this message, I hear the Heavens of your Kingdom YHWH, that the chains of brokenness, anger, bitterness, have been broken within Donna,

    Praise You Jesus!, for Donna, is set free and the message of love through YHWH, is a blanket of love upon the hatred in this world of today… Lord thank you again for giving Donna, the courage to write this painful post, I request that pain be gone and replaced wit the Holy Fire of love that flows from Jesus Christ, in Jesus name Amen.

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    1. Thank you so much brother. May the Lord show Himself to you in a mighty and miraculous way today. May His favor be upon you. I agree with you in prayer. I can hear the heavens rumble as God is fighting for us. He loves us so much.
      May we, all His children, praise Him. Lift up our voices and shout hallelujah, our God reigns! Praise be to the Holy One of Israel who makes all things new, who hears, heals and delivers His people, for His glory because of His great love. May His name be lifted high today and every proceeding day. I feel a strong call for the body of Christ to praise the Lord!

      Maybe I should blog about it lol. I sure seem to have alot to say. Hope you and Ana have a miracle working, fully surrendered, power of the Most High kind of day!

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  3. I have read True Grit, so this was not news to me. But every time you bring all that pain back to the surface and share it, God has a chance to heal another scab and cleanse you deep within. Bless you for giving your WP friends a chance to see how messy a mess can be – and helping us all remember that Jesus can take your mess and mine, too, and make a message of love and hope. Praise God! May you have a blessed weekend filled with lots of affirmations.

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      1. It’s just that I saw a book on called True Grit and Grace. The lady who has written it looks remarkably like you! 😀


      2. Hehehe… No, it was “Climbing Through Grit” or maybe “Climbing Over Grit” … right? The title was something like that. Your story, right? I loaned it to a friend… don’t have it to refer to right now.


      3. Oh, I mixed you up with one of my other blogging friends who wrote a book, “Climbing Over Grit” about the way she overcame a difficult childhood.


  4. Amen! Awww Donna thank you so much for sharing a little of how God has worked in your life…As painful as it was. I was always thinking about Psalm 27:10 “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in” in my mind whilst reading this post. 🙏

    Is your book in an electronic format or audio?

    God bless you Donna!

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    1. My book is just written out and put in paper. Like my paper. I have never had the money to get it published. Free isn’t always free when you dig deeper into getting it published. I might look more into the electronic format. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Perhaps that was confirmation from the Lord for me to seek another avenue of getting it out. God bless you as well Steve! 🙂

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  5. Thanks Donna. I cannot imagine the pain you have suffered but your wonderful love and life proves yet again that there is a loving Creator intent on being a loving Father to the degree that He became one of us to show us the Way, set us free, and welcome us into His loving Community. Of course, each of His children has their own story and their own pain. They also have the victory in that each has overcome or is in the process of overcoming. Each one knows the love and power our Lord Jesus possesses to heal broken hearts. Many Blessings to you this day.

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    1. Thank you! I receive those blessings in Jesus name! God has a purpose. May He use the past to bless others by drawing them into a closer relationship with Him. He is good. So I am thankful for the scars so that His power can be manifested through me. I pray for those hurting from abuse today that they too can come to know the peace and joy that the Lord can bring. I pray that they would see in my story the hope and love, the filling of that brokenness in them that only He can bring. It is my prayer that many would come to know Jesus from my testimony. He loves us all so much.
      God bless you and draw you ever so close to His side. In Jesus name. Your sister in Christ Donna Marie

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  6. The Lord is merciful and gracious and he has helped me many many times.
    I’ve been homeless, lived in horrible dangerous areas, had family members die, some in the hospital, also my anger issues as a teen from dealing with a abusive father, depression and post traumatic stress.
    My god is awesome and ill forever serve him for he is the only love that never fails.

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    1. Thank you. I know there was a reason I was to share a part of my story. God always has a reason and I trust His plan for my life.
      Thank you for your comment. I pray His blessings over you as well. Have a great day today! 🙂


  7. This is a very powerful testimony!!! God was truly with you from the very beginning. Just like He said in His word. He knitted you together for something greater than you could even imagine. Now your sharing your story with the world, to help other people who are in ashes. And you are also leading them to the cross the only place that can turn their ashes into beauty which is Jesus Himself.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. My prayer for you is this sis. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:10

    To God be the GLORY!! I am so happy that God connected you and I here on WordPress.

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    1. Thank you for the words of encouragement and for the beautiful prayer sis. I accept that and pray His hand of blessing be upon you, keeping you from any harm as well. That is a beautiful prayer you shared. I have read the Bible several times and that part never stood out until you just quoted from 1 Chronicles. Thank you!!!
      Yes! It has been my desire since I gave my life to Christ to be able to reach others with my testimony. I want them to see His love and redeeming power. I want to be open in my blogs and my prayers so that they can also draw nearer to Him. He is so good and we all (myself included) have so many things to learn. There is no better place than to be learning at His feet. He is so good and loving. Of His mercy there is no end. He restores that which is broken, He heals the helpless and He blesses His children. Our God is so good.
      I thank Him for connecting us here as well. I have been enjoying your blogs and I am now enjoying even sharing with you on a different level. I am always here if you ever need prayer. Please know that I care. My email address is for any requests that may be too personal or just to chat.
      May the Son shine on you today and you bask in His presence. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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      1. You are so welcome. When I first came to your site I knew right away that your page title was birth out of your relationship with Christ.

        I love the fact that we are sharing on a new level. God always has a reason for what He does.

        I will surely take you up on any prayer request and chats. We do serve an amazing God. No one could of done what He had and is still doing in the lives of His children.


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      2. Your job must be one of an encourager. Because sister, you have given me goosebumps with your gentle words.
        Thank You Lord Jesus for Desiray and her commitment to You. I pray You surround her with Your love. Take her to newer and higher walk in her relationship with You. May the words of her mouth come from Your throne as she continues to surrender herself to Your service. In Jesus’ name.
        Love ya sister. I appreciate you. 🙂


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