What really matters to you in life? It's important that you know. When you know what's important to you, then you know how to govern your life.
When you've been through a traumatic past, many times you may not feel like anything matters anymore. This is a sign that your spirit has been broken, that you've lost your ability to hope. When that happens, it's difficult to hope again, to believe something good can happen to you again. But if you're still in the land of the living, every day is an opportunity to live again.
What really matters to you? What used to matter to you? Ask yourself the difficult questions. Answer them. Deal with the answers. Then, start your life over again.
The Bible declares that each day, God gives us new mercies. What will you do with yours?