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From Anger to Forgiveness

How can rape victims go from anger to forgiveness?
Ephesians 4:31-32 "Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
If anyone knows anger it's a person that has been raped or sexually abused.  I almost think that the word "anger" doesn't justify how we really feel inside.  I think back to when I felt rage inside because of what I went through.  I think the emptiness in my heart and soul was worse than the rage and anger building inside me.  My fear and brokenness was the root of my rage.  The enemy used that emptiness and fear to fuel my anger, as a result I made bad choices.  I lashed out and treated others poorly, then drank so I could escape my actions. I set out to punish and destroy anyone who had ever wronged me.  My anger had created a prison of chaos that I couldn't get out o…