The enemy is evil to the core. He searches out and finds the most innocent and vulnerable to ravage their hearts.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 2012 statistics, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 in the United States. These facts may make us feel hopeless but remember we serve an awesome God. He is faithful to heal us.
John 16:33 (AMP)
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
(morgue file, earl53)
Hope is renewed in Christ you can experience your frozen waterfalls of peace, safety and healing begin to flow.
Molestation at an early age when children are most vulnerable to the ravages of guilt, shame, and the false responsibility of keeping the family together, the devil pounces. Children believe as their bodies are ravaged their secret place reserved only for communion with their heavenly Father is also defiled. Their physical wounds are horrific but worse still are the wounds dealt to their spiritual being leaving them alone and defenseless. These spiritual wounds may then begin to manifest physical symptoms that are often debilitating.
The enemy tricks the child or adult into laying down their most precious possession their identity and safety in the shelter of Christ. Nothing done in the physical by a father-figure or mother-figure can defile the Father-God relationship.
Nothing done to our physical bodies can defile the purity of our secret/ hidden place in God. Do not allow the lies from the pit of hell to sway your mind of this truth.
Women and men who have been violated rise up and reclaim the purity of your secret/ hidden place it was never defiled.
Romans 8:35-39 Who shall ever separate us from the love of [a]Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? Just as it is written and forever remains written, “For Your sake we are put to death all day long; We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us]. For I am convinced [and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt] that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the [unlimited] love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (AMP)
I wish that the body of Christ and humanity as a whole did not suffer from the savage assault of sexual and spiritual abuse. As the body of Christ we must rise up to fight back the darkness and release healing to the suffering.
Prayer: Faithful and righteous King, Christ Jesus heal all those attacked by this horrific crime. Bring them to a place of Truth. Let them know their true identity and that their secret place is not defiled. They have the right and privilege of coming into the throne room of God without guilt or shame. Remind them they are sons and daughters of the King Most High. You adore them and are proud of them. We cast out shame, guilt, and false-responsibility in Jesus name. Encase them in Your peace that passes human understanding and provide them deep safety as they hide in the shelter of Your love. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Psalm 91:1 (AMP)
Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.
He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
(Morgue file- EREAN)
This morning before I wrote this, I awoke to God saying, “Hate evil, the enemy of man not the sinner.” It may seem beyond reason to pray for the perpetrator of such crimes but it honors the Lord when we bring all people into the throne room for His will to reign.
Prayer for perpetrators: Lord Jesus, You love all Your children. Have Your way with the broken perpetrators of assault. Heal Your child. Bring them to repentance for their sin. Take them to a place of healing. You are a God of miracles- work Your miracles in their lives. Thank You, Jesus.
Psalms 61:3-5 AMP
For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me,
A strong tower against the enemy.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.