For the last 8 years I have suffered abuse that has crippled my spirit at times. I have never said this out loud and have only admitted this to a few people and boy is it scary saying it out loud. This week I was reminded of that abuse and the door is wide open for me to walk right back into the same abusive atmosphere. The thoughts of this shake me to my core, literally. . The odd thing is when you have been abused for so long, it becomes “natural” ….. That may not make sense to many but to those of us who have been there; you know what I am talking about. I feel abuse hurts worse when it comes from the people you “LOVE”….I cry for the people who harm others with no remorse. I cry for the people who intentionally create harm and ciaos for those who serve with passion and purpose. I cry for those people who feel that by not speaking about abuse, it somehow disappears or it never happened. I have realized those people do not realize that what they are doing have eternal consequences.
This part of my life I intend to fight back. I intend to use my voice to stop the abuse of those who cannot speak up for themselves. I truly believe God allows situations to happen to us …to me.. so others can see how we made it through! And make it through we will. I ask for your prayers and support on this next journey of my life.
I believe we can make it through this.. I truly believe we can, but only together.
There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. King James Bible 1 Corinthians 10:13
And a way of escape God will surely provide… Thank you family … Valerie Lynn