Recovering from hurt. Returning from a season of drift.
Drowning in a sea of confusion and disappointment after leaving a false church or toxic movement, can leave you feeling lost and alone in your faith journey. As someone who's been there, I know how hard it can be to find solid ground in the Christian landscape.
I understand the need for healing and growth after such a traumatic experience. But take heart, dear wanderer, you are not alone! With the right approach, you can not only survive this season, but thrive in it.
Allow me to offer you a lifeline in the form of trusted platforms and resources that will help you heal from past wounds, grow in your faith and rediscover the joy of being in fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
First, let me tell you...
God sees you.
God knows you.
God has not forsaken you.
And let me remind you that according to Romans 8:28 both the season you were going through and the season that you find yourself in right now, is serving His purpose:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Leaving a harmful group can leave us uncertain about who to trust, leading to feelings of isolation that can negatively impact our spiritual well-being. However, a lone sheep away from the herd is vulnerable to attack from the enemy. That's why it's important not to go through this process alone. Consider joining an online community where you can process what happened, heal from past wounds and grow in your understanding of sound doctrine.
Don't walk this journey alone...
LEARN SOUND DOCTRINECheck out FREE bible studies
Probably you've realised that some of the verses you used to quote have been misinterpreted. I suggest that you deepen your understanding and learn what constitutes sound doctrine. Use this chance to align your theology with God's will and start fresh with a free online bible study course. This will provide you with the freedom to heal, to expand your knowledge, and to connect with other Christians without the pressure of committing to a specific church yet.
CONTINUE SHARING THE GOSPELBecome a digital disciple
If you're similar to me, you're probably going through a difficult time filled with feelings of guilt, shame, and confusion. It's possible that your past mistakes have left you feeling unworthy to share the Word of God. Perhaps you've hurt others while participating in a misguided movement or unwittingly spreading a false gospel. I encourage you to keep evangelising by participating in my free digital challenge.
Resources to start with, if you left...
NEW AGE TEACHINGSVisit Doreen Virtue
Learn from Doreen Virtue. She is a born-again Christian who was saved out of new age deception in 2017. On her YouTube Chanel, you will find helpful interviews, and her book "Deceived No More" chronicles her journey in discovering everything she believed in was a lie.
PROSPERITY GOSPELGet this book
This book offers healing to those whose faith has crashed against the wall of reality because of the prosperity gospel and word of faith errors. It is not against spiritual gifts, but exposes the origins of Gnostic heresies, false gods and unbiblical teachings that have infiltrated our churches.
DESTRUCTIVE CHURCH LEADERSHIPGet this book
Christian ministry is full of stresses, but one of the worst is working under incompetent leaders. Leading in ministry can be a tricky business, but with the right tools, you can make Leadership joyful again. Get ready to navigate the journey with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.