By Neil Anderson
Romans 8:16, 17
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ
Lydia is a middle-aged woman who was dealt a bad hand in life right from the beginning. Memories of ritual and sexual abuse that she suffered as a young child have haunted her continually throughout her Christian life. When she came to see me, her damaged self-image seemed beyond repair. As she told me her story, Lydia displayed little emotion, but her words reflected total despair.
When she concluded, I asked, “Who are you, Lydia? How do you perceive yourself?”
“I’m evil,” she answered stoically. “I’m just no good for anybody. People tell me I’m evil and all I do is bring trouble.”
“You’re not evil,” I argued. “How…
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