Saved by the Great Truth Teller

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The first 35 years of my life were spent telling lies, believing lies and living lies.

As a young teen, I was sexually abused by my coach. I lied to my parents so I could spend all my free time with my coach. I lied to cover up what was going on. I lied to myself, believing that since I “willingly participated” in the sexual stuff, that it was “normal.” It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to understand I was abused.

I couldn’t deal with the pain of the abuse so I believed the lie that alcohol would fix it. I lied to myself about my drinking. I lied to my family when I left my southern roots for California. I believed lies when a friend told me cocaine wouldn’t hurt me…just this once. I lied about my subsequent addictions.

I believed lies my daddy told me when I was little. Lies about how “no man will want you if you keep eating like that!” I told myself lies that I was ugly. Fat. Disgusting. I lied to others about how I was “fine, just fine” when I was dying of an eating disorder.

I believed the lies that the enemy told me of how I was unlovable and unworthy. And that the only thing I was good for was sex. I believed the lies of the men who told me I was beautiful just to keep me coming back to the club to take off my clothes for money. I lied to myself about how I was “giving it away” for free anyway. I lied to my friends about my job. That I was a prostitute. I believed the lies satan told me that I would never be accepted by God.

I believed the lie that everyone else would be better off without me. The lie that told me to end it all.

Thankfully, God intervened. The Great Truth-Teller. The Alpha and Omega. The Beginning and End. The One who destroys all the lies. He told me I was beautiful. Said I was worth dying for.

About the author: Leigh Anne Hudson is a Christian counselor by day and writer and photographer by night. She is currently working on her first book. To find out more about Leigh, check out her blog:
  • Louanne Dietrich

    Your testimony tags the enemy as a liar! And you are tagged as a miracle by your Creator.
    Glory to God on High!

    • Leigh Hudson

      Louanne! Thank you! Yes, God is victorious!!! Hallelujah!

  • Janet Keller

    I am proud of you for sharing your story and continuing to dispel any truth of the lies! You inspire me and so many others!!!

    • Leigh Hudson

      Thanks so much Janet!

  • Rosella Kasper

    It takes great courage to share your story and that comes from God! Great isn’t it. I’m trying to find that same courage. Your story was a true blessing.

    • Leigh Hudson

      Thank you Rosella. It’s God’s story, really. I’m just blessed enough to be a recipient of his scandalous grace!

  • JepB

    Wow. I love your story and thanks for sharing. Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life. Isn’t it great that the truth and God doesn’t change while lies just keep on evolving? When we find the truth we are set free.

  • Tammy Helfrich

    Wow. You have an incredible story that I know God will continue using to help others. You inspire me.

  • TammyBoltWerthem

    You are a beautiful picture of HIS redeeming love!!! Thanks for your boldness and for letting your light shine brightly, so that others will be set free.

  • Living Abundantly

    What a POWERFUL story of redemption! Thank you for sharing.

    Amy von Borstel