Welcome Back ♥
Thank you for reading, if you are returning from part 1 of this post, I appreciate your return. Here is the conclusion of how Faith helped me “Overcome Abuse”
One day, the Lord sent me help and gave me a solution, a way to leave. One of my older sisters called me, and as no one knew about what I was going through. My sister said something during that call, that shook my world, and let me know, that God heard my prayers.
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done. I left everything I owned behind, except for a few clothes and important paperwork. But nothing was more important than my children safety and freedom.
He gave me a way to leave, it was difficult, as it was the night, he had made up his mind I was going to die. I remember the Lord said, “get up and prepare yourself”…and I did.
He came home that night with that intent on his mind and determined to carry out satan task.
BUT GOD… didn’t let him..
I thank God, neither of us died that night, nor did I end up in jail.
God had another plan…
That was almost 20 years ago, when I left in March of 2004 and ended up in Mississippi!! I was wounded, scared, and lost,
I was finally free.
You can finally be free too.
God was with me, throughout the whole terror of abuse, I didn’t know much at the time, but My God, how I know now. God never leaves us alone, even when we can’t clearly see a way out, BUT A WAY OUT IS THERE. Even though, we suffer at times, God is there waiting on us to lean and call on him.
He is reaching out to you, take his hand and never let it go!!
My faith in God has been a source of strength and comfort for me throughout this journey. God’s love has sustained me through the darkest of times of my life. He has been a comfort in my times of sorrow, and a guide in my need for direction. He has and always will be what and All I need. Its personal between me and Him, as it should be, between Him and all of us. Jesus is the way to salvation; he is the way to the Father and help.
Scripture shares the ways of the Lord and how He is our source of help, in Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) God says….
“Do not fear, for I am with you
do not be dismayed,
for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
I know that overcoming abuse is not easy, but it is possible. With faith you can heal and move on with your life. Jesus granted us the authority through Faith and the Holy Spirit to move any obstacle we face. In Mark 11:23 (KJV) he says….
“For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall believe
that those things which he saith shall come to pass
he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
With faith as small as a mustard seed… Jesus shares with His Apostles and us, just how much faith it takes to overcome our trials and tribulations…. Luke 17:6 (NIV)
“If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
As I know all too well, how difficult it is to keep faith when we are faced with such wretchedness, it is hard to bring our focus on anything but the pain we experience. But as a witness to unwavering strength and love, God is a God for all. He has not forsaken or left you in this situation, he is waiting to “reach down” at take your hand. He is waiting to lead you to safety, as only He can, whether it is through your own means or by sending help your way.
If you are in an abusive relationship, please reach out for help. You are not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help you.
Here are some tips for overcoming abuse!!
🌹Find a safe place to stay. This could be with friends or family, or it could be in a shelter.
🌹Get a restraining order. This can help to protect you from your abuser.
🌹Talk to a therapist. They can help you to understand what you’ve been through and to develop coping mechanisms.
🌹Join a support group. This can be a great way to connect with other survivors and to get support.
🌹🙏 PRAY for healing. Faith can be a powerful force for healing.
🌹Here are some resources that can help.
🌹The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
🌹The National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
🌹Childhelp USA: 1-800-422-4453
🌹The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
🌹The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE
🌹You can also get help online at RAINN’s website: https://www.rainn.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE
can help you find resources in your community and make a plan to get out.
So, no matter where you are located in this world, if you are in an abusive situation, or know of someone that is. PLEASE utilize the numbers above so they can direct you or them to safety.
As I end this post, I leave with you this, I didn’t think I would be here today, able to eat, walk, live. To share my story, to help others share theirs, but our Amazing God Loved me and Saved me. Even when I looked down the barrow of guns and at the blades of knives, strength was giving to me-through God’s Love for me and my love for my children. This in return gave me purpose and a will to keep pushing.
YOU GOT THIS!!
Here is a prayer that you can use…
I come to you today as a survivor of abuse. I ask for your help in healing from the wounds of my past. I ask for your guidance as I move forward with my life.
Help me to forgive myself for the things that I have done and for the things that have been done to me. Help me to let go of the anger and resentment that I have been holding on to.
Give me the strength to rebuild my life. Help me to find new relationships that are built on love and respect. Help me to find a new purpose in life.
Thank you for your love and your grace.
In Jesus’ Name
God Bless and Protect all ❣
~Stay Safe-Stay Encouraged-Stay Blessed~
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