23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
The secular literature says that time and distance is the key to healing from the abuse you may have suffered at the hands of a narcissist. And in one sense that is true. But ultimately the deepest, most permanent, most forgiving healing will come from the Lord. “He restores my soul” refers to God healing our minds, our emotions, and our wills to real fullness. Without God, we may be able to achieve some measure of relief from the day to day pain that we experienced at the hands of the narcissist, but will not be able to fully forgive, be fully at peace in our minds, be fully joyful again.
We will dig deeper into how this works in the future.