He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Guilt, Helplessness, Self-hatred, Shame, Anxiety, Sexual problems, Fear, Depression, Grief, Emotional numbness, Anger, Accusing voices, Sadness, Suicidal thoughts, Eating disorders, Marital stress, Nightmares, Obsessive thoughts, Loneliness, Alcohol/drugs, Hopelessness
Guilt and shame are frequently at the top of the list when you ask women and men what symptoms they are experiencing from abortion.
The enemy knows that if he can keep us in bondage to guilt and shame, we are less effective for God and His Kingdom. So the enemy works hard to cast accusations of guilt and shame at our minds to keep us in that bondage. And rather than shield off the darts of shame and guilt, we allow them to penetrate our minds and we hold fast to them, believing we deserve to live this way.
And because of this, abortion is too uncomfortable to talk about. It becomes a taboo subject. And no one knows how to talk about it, so we don’t.
Therefore, silence & secrets become the new rules that surround abortion’s aftermath.
Guilt, shame and condemnation are the guardians of his or her soul, and no one can gain entrance to that secret.
Unresolved grief is also a very common symptom of the abortion wounded heart. A real loss occurs from abortion and it is necessary to acknowledge that loss and grieve for your lost child.
The good news is – you’re not alone. Together, we are a strong support for each other on the path towards healing and freedom.
Deeper Still is a ministry of God’s mercy and healing power. He is ready to lavish His love and mercy upon this broken world. Through our Deeper Still retreats, we have come to realize the power of Christian women in community by reaching out to women who are still held captive by the guilt, shame and grief of their past mistakes. The body of Christ has been left on this earth to bring good news of salvation to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted and to set the captive free.
We also recognize the immense need for the fathers of aborted children to receive healing and reconciliation from their role in abortion.
God is not overwhelmed by these numbers, nor has He left us powerless to meet the need. Rather, He chooses to use His people as His hands, His mouth and His heart. We who make up Deeper Still are simply saying “yes” to being part of God’s method of healing and restoration.