God Where Were You?
“God, where are you?” I recall asking God that question several times in my childhood.
“God, where were you when Mr. Scott was molesting me?”
“God, where were you when I could not focus and thought I was losing my mind?”
“God, where were you when I wanted to commit suicide?”
OKAY GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?
God has made us a promise and that is to NEVER leave or FORSAKE us!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31:6).
Now that I am in my late 40’s, I know Deuteronomy 31:6 is true, God was always there with me. Mr. Scott had a choice in the matter but he decided to follow through with Satan’s evil plans.
I am stronger, wiser, and more knowledgeable when it comes to fighting this spiritual battle and because of that I am able (with the help of the Holy Spirit) to educate the world on how to overcome such horrific heartbreaking moments.
So, where was God during this terrible event? Walking, talking, and comforting me for what was going on and what was ahead.
Trust in God and he will direct your path!
Unemployed, unhappy, unforgiving, and ungrateful.
When you think of those words you know that the person is without something. When a person is “without” it is hard to cope with the everyday life.
I can relate to being unhappy and unforgiving. Being molested kept me unhappy for over 30 years and that led to the un-forgiveness.
Contemplate this….how can a person be happy and forgiving if they are repeatedly being abused?
Well, my break though came in 2005 when I went to the Lord in prayer. I was tired of Mr. Scott having control over my life even though he was deceased. So instead of me being “without” I am now “with.” I have been filled with Godly love, peace, and understanding.
Mr. Scott always said “This is our little secret.” Being molested is not a little thing and it’s no longer a little secret. I am telling, teaching, and training others on the signs of abuse and not only that but how to overcome such a horrible thing.
God has blessed me to be the Founder of Speaking Against Abuse (SSA) and I want you to know we are here to help you! If you need counseling please do not hesitate and call us at (855) 588-2SAA (722).
The easiest thing for a person to do is….give up.
I recall running on the 880 relay team in High School. I was not the fastest but I was fast enough to run first leg. The coach said, “runners get on your mark, get set, GO!” I started out strong but somehow still ended up in 3rd place. I could not catch the two girls in front of me and was ready to give up before passing the baton to my teammate even though I was only a few feet away.
I’m so glad I did not because with the strength of my teammates we still won the race!
In the midst of our discouragement, despair, and disappointments DO NOT give up! Always remember you are not in it by yourself. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them (our enemies), for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
The enemy wanted me to give up in the middle of the race. He even tried to make me feel ashamed, but I now know the race is for those that endure to the end.
DON’T GIVE UP!!!!