Of all the things that can be a part of ones memories,
Rape has to be near the top of the list of atrocities.
The enemy of our soul, who hates us with vicious malaise,
uses this and more to destroy any possibility of reaching
the heights that God has for us.
This story made me realize that even though the processing
has been done, it my never be finished.
Like shards of glasses embedded deep inside,
the remnants work their way to the surface.
This is all so doom and gloom, right?
Let me tell you about the light.
The Year of the Lord’s Favor (NIV1984)
61: 1-3, 7. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
7 Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Jesus truly is the only answer to the pain.
He will never leave you or forsake you. (Joshua 1:5)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth (He) will set you free. (John 8:32)
He knows the truth.
He IS the Truth.
You are not alone.