I had an experience this weekend, and I want to share with you. There is actually a difference when you have “head” knowledge and when you have “heart” knowledge of something. It suddenly becomes like a new revelation to you even if you knew it before… It is a feeling that you get like something was “downloaded” into your spirit. It kind of gives you a “wow” feeling…
Well, this weekend I was praying for victims of abuse and sex trafficking victims…
and then I thought of Psalm 147:3-6…
“He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground”
As I prayed this, I got that “WOW” feeling. I could feel that overwhelming Love that God has for all victims of abuse. I felt right then that victims of abuse, whether men, women or children…all victims…have a special place in God’s heart. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”…He not only heals, He loves them deeply. “He counts the number of the stars and calls them all by name”… He knows where each victim is no matter where they are and calls each by name. No one is lost to Him. “His understanding is infinite”… He understands the brokenness that has led many of us to make wrong decisions and understands the depths of these wounds since we were born. There is nothing that we can do to negate His Love for us. His Love is unconditional… “The Lord lifts up the humble”… there is no one more humble than a victim of abuse who has been broken and wounded at the hands of others… “He casts the wicked down to the ground”… He knows each heart and whatever we sow, we will reap. However, God knows that He is not fighting flesh and blood but demonic forces in heavenly places. You see, even the abusers have been victims. The enemy is Satan who comes to kill, steal, and destroy whoever he can. But God… God waits for each of us with open arms awaiting for us to turn to Him.
I suddenly knew and could feel that deep, intense love that God has for the abused and broken. You see, Jesus Christ humbled Himself to die on the Cross. He could have cast them all down and destroyed them all, but He chose to walk a path that many walk as we are subjected to the evils of man. He was beaten. His flesh was torn from His Body. He was humiliated. He was spat on. He was slapped. He was cursed. He was stripped naked in front of everyone. So even though many abuse victims feel like no one would understand, Jesus understands. He understands the depths of their wounds and extent of their pain. Christ walked that path of being tormented and tortured by abusers. But He kept His eyes on His Father…and that is what we need to do too.
© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2014.