Family pain is often the deepest pain because it was inflicted so early, and because it involves people who should’ve been trustworthy.  You were too young to process the mistreatment. You didn’t know how to defend yourself. Besides the perpetrators of your pain were so large.  Your dad, mom, uncle, big brother—they towered over you, usually in size, always in rank. When they judged you falsely, you believed them.

All this time you’ve been operating on faulty data. You’re stupid. . .slow. . .dumb like your daddy. Decades later these voices of defeat still echo in your subconscious. But they don’t have to! “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” These are the words of Romans 12:2.  And 1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “let God replace your childish thinking with mature truth.” You are not who they said you were.  You are God’s child!