Each step can be messy, but this outline helps me recognize that messiness can actually be evidence of healing.
Faith is feeling abandoned, but reaching up anyway.
Where was He!? How could He let that happen to me!? My logical conclusion—confirmed by terrible, real-life experience—was that I’m not worth His attention, that He doesn’t actually care about me, or that He does not exist. But I knew He was there, and this knowing rounded out my feelings of bitterness, gloom, and abandonment.
Survivors may struggle to accept and find meaning in a more stable, peaceful life.
A person has limited willpower to expend each day, so cherish it and use it wisely. Count your victories, not your losses, and see yourself for the hard-core superhero you actually are.