Not everyone is equipped to hear your story, sunshine. 

Author and shame expert Brene Brown conveys the essential ingredients of empathy and understanding to pierce the fiery darts of shame. At least that is according to worldly standards.

Shame cannot survive because of what has already been done.

My highest hope and prayer is that you have people in your life who’ll respond to your story with empathy and understanding.

But most importantly, sunshine, I pray that you believe that as a child of The King, you know there is no shame or condemnation because of your belief in Him. (Rom 8:1)

He empathizes and understands you when no one else does.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.
My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”
John 10:10