One of the hardest things you may find as you are in the midst of the torment of abuse, or trying to escape, is that there will be people that will turn the other way.
Maybe a friend, stops hanging with you. You find out a few years later that she couldn't be around you, because it reminded her of the abusive relationship that she was in. Maybe you find some family members blaming you instead. Just something as simple as, what did you do, to make him mad? The words, you hear your abuser saying all the time. You are not worth the beat of your heart. Then you might have family that do not feel safe, if you stay with them, as you were trying to escape from the abuser. So, you need to find a place on your own now. What about neighbors in a house apartment hearing you scream for help, and then you find out years later, they could hear you scream, they could hear your body banging against the walls as you scream for help and violent words being yelled at you, but tell you that they didn't want to get in the middle of your argument. What about in your own Church. They knew what was happening, and how scared you and your kids were. You may even had run to their home for safety. But, in the end, they turned the other way and said they didn't know that was happening.
Who or What do you reach for at times as these? From my beating heart, I am telling you - JESUS is the only one, who wont leave you. I know it may be hard to understand, because HE isn't a solid body, standing in front of you, with open arms, saying it is safe here. I have you. Don't be scared. But, with every part of my being... HE is there, and HE will protect you and HE will give you strength you never thought you had. HE made you and HE knows you are stronger than you feel right now, believe me, you will stand taller than ever before.
Trust me..... trust HIM. God loves you then and now and every other moment in between.
As we post the true stories of women, (part or entire stories), I wonder who passes up reading them. Afraid it will remind them of their abusive life, that they are in. Or because you may know a loved one suffering from an abusive relationship, and just can't and you turn away.
I pray you find the courage to read each of the posts, and you share them on your page. We can do small steps, but together we can do great things. Will you help us? STOP Domestic Violence!! UnMask the secret.
1800-799-7233 (SAFE) National Domestic Violence Hotline (call from a safe place, like someone's cell phone, or maybe work.
- Domestic Violence UnMasked, Inc.
16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.