Recovering Your Worth After the Trauma of Abuse and Divorce

Recovering Your Worth After the Trauma of Abuse and Divorce

I have talked to many single moms (several of whom have suffered through abusive relationships) who all tell me the same thing-

“I just don’t know who I am anymore. I feel worthless.”

Trauma often causes us to devalue ourselves. But what’s really dangerous is establishing a pattern of cutting ourselves down and then calling it humility. Somehow, some of us (myself included) got the idea that thinking less of ourselves is righteous (because, after all, we don’t want to get all full of ourselves, right?).

Wrong.

Many of us cross the line into a kind self-bullying known as false humility. It’s not biblical and worse yet, it’s a lie of the enemy to paralyze you and keep you from living the abundant life God intended for you.

(No judgement here, mama- like I said, I’ve been there too.)

Ephesians 2:10 literally says in Christ, you are God’s masterpiece. Treating a masterpiece of God as useless trash isn’t humility, and it isn’t righteous. But what then is real humility, and how does it help us recover our sense of worth?

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