Women who have been broken by the world, like I was, are often powerful lionesses in Jesus’ pride. But we don’t always feel that way. Sometimes we know we are restored, but we still feel broken inside, and more like a helpless cub than a roaring lion.

On my journey with Jesus, I discovered that as I began to understand the Word of God more and more, and my relationship with Jesus grew, I grew stronger as well. That is why I started this ministry:

To fulfill my calling to teach and help Christians like me. So that by the Word of God, they too can experience peace, joy, strength, courage, faith, hope, and most of all love.

Danielle and Bernice are my actual names. They are both Biblical names. Danielle means “God is my Judge” in Hebrew and Bernice means “bringer of victory” and “victorious” in Greek. So, it combines these truths of the Old Testament and the New Testament into one essential reality:

If God is your Judge, you will be victorious, and you will be a bringer of victory through Christ.

God is your Judge, no one else, not even you. If you truly believe that, you can overcome anything the world throws at you.

If that were easy, we wouldn’t need this blog. The fact is that it isn’t, at least not for women like me. Living by this truth has been a lifelong struggle for me, and often it still is.

After struggling through a “life” filled will all kinds of mental, physical, and sexual abuse, Jesus washed me clean. He bound up my wounds, gave me peace and joy, filled me with love, and showed me my purpose. But that doesn’t mean that the scars aren’t still there. Sometimes the devil even points them out to me and tells me that I am still that “good for nothing, stupid little girl”. It is then that my names remind me: make God your Judge and you will be victorious.

For a long time, I thought that the scars on my soul were making me ugly, unworthy, and unclean. But Jesus showed me that my scars give me a unique beauty and that they are living proof of what He can do for all who are broken. And yes, my scars weaken me, but God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong (1 Corinthians 1:27).

He also taught me that He has prepared me for this task my whole life and that even the hardship was part of His good plan.

I know that there are many more women like me out there. Women who love Jesus, but struggle with life. If you are one of them, I hope that this blog will help you be equipped for the challenges ahead on your unique journey with Jesus.

So stay tuned and awaken your inner lioness!

For God’s glory,

Danielle Bernice

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