Slowly Becoming Free from Cutting

by Cassandra
(Boiling Springs, NC)

I have been struggling with cutting myself for a couple years now. The need for relief started when I was about 12 or 13 and my mom had told me to stop crying when I'd be really upset about something. So I just started holding everything in for the past few years.

Well it got to the point that I just HAD TO do something. I'd heard about cutting as a form of release, and had talked to others on a couple of message boards who were doing it, and they liked it.

I'll never forget that first cut. It's not that it was bad, because it wasn't; what I'll forever remember about it is how it started this horrible 'habit' with me. It got to the point that that was all I'd think about. I started talking to my youth leaders because I knew I needed help, and I was beginning to hate it soooo much, but felt as though I couldn't go on without it.

About a year ago, They ended up telling my parents. My parents said that if I didn't stop it immediately, they wouldn't let me go away to school. So I stopped just because I wanted to get outta the house. I stopped for 5 months. About a week after I started school, so much junk happened and I gave in. It got to the point that I didn't want to live and would cut almost every single day. I got myself into counseling, and am now able to go about 1 month without giving in. a few months ago, I learned that I have both depression and anxiety problems, and have a couple of anxiety attacks, which have scared me half to death. Its a forever fight, but I am finding freedom.

God is using counseling to help me become free from cutting. I'm now able to work through everything that I hadn't been able to. I'm excited for the day when I'm forever free of it! When that day comes, all I'll be able to say is THANK YOU JESUS FOR FREEING ME COMPLETELY OF THIS!!

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Freedom
by: Anonymous

I want you to know that I am praying for you and believing that you will have complete healing. I do understand addition and the struggle, but Jesus bore the stripes so we could be "Free". Don't let anyone tell you that you will always struggle. I have been completely free for 6 years of an eating disorder that many people told me I would struggle with forever. That is the world's philosophy not the Lord's You will get through this and You will be able to give all the glory and honor to our Lord.

prayers
by: Anonymous

As a sister of mine through Christ, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

its ok
by: olivia

you will get through it sooner or later.. it will just take awhile

That is great
by: Anonymous

Hi Sweetie,

That is wonderful. I just thought of something you may have already discovered. Satan always wants to give a counterfeit to everything God has. His counterfeits always destroy.

You say cutting is release. Releasing our emotions to God brings healing and life. Satan's countereit, cutting, brings destruction.

I am happy for you and you just use the word of God when that temptation comes.

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