Once we discover the lies we believe, the Lord can replace those lies with His truth. Instead of self-judgments, we learn our true identity in Christ. From the new, unshakeable foundation of our identity, we are equipped to stand firm and strong, no matter what circumstances come our way. We are able to release ourselves and others from blame through forgiveness. No longer needing to self-protect, we can let go of control. Responsibility replaces shame, and true freedom and choice replaces fear. "Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32).