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In 30 Women of Faith conferences each year, Patsy Clairmont speaks in huge arenas to tens of thousands of women. She talks about her agoraphobia: fear of open spaces. During 17 years of anxiety, her world finally shrank to the size of her bed. Patsy’s recovery began in a self-help group—where other people understood and shared her struggle. The meetings alone didn’t cure her, but the relationships fanned her faith—and helped her to discipline her mind.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Author Henri Nouwen wrote that the “wounded healer” is one whose brokenness leads others to wholeness. If we’re honest, like Patsy, our weaknesses can turn into life-giving strengths . . . to ourselves and others—in the high calling of our daily work.

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

(Rom. 8:15)

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