Have you ever asked God to let you go under only to be rescued by Him?
“Then, I remember. I remember how I wanted to die and God whispered in my ear. I recall how telling released me. I remember how free I am. I recall how God rescued me…I look around and see how He redeemed my life. He put all the broken pieces together and made me whole. He brought me back from the edge of despair and gave me a new song.” The Rescued Life: A Story of Secrets and Shame, Hope and Healing.
In her reluctant memoir, author Tamela Turbeville, recounts a life lived under the heavy burden of shame. The story is reluctant because she never wanted to tell the secret of how she was sexually abused when only a little girl. She instead hid the secret for over four decades bending under the weight of its shame.
The Rescued Life is a difficult story to read but for some it will feel familiar.
Abuse. Shame. Regret. Poor choices.
Sin and destruction are always ugly. But, with God, it doesn’t stay that way. God takes the ashes and returns them as beauty.
Tamela’s story invites you to learn how telling your secret leads to freedom. See how shedding light on shame destroys its strength. Discover how God rescues when the shame threatens to drag us under.