This picture touched my heart and I wanted to share. Unfortunately, this happens too often. Too many children are being abused and then considered to have behavioral disorders when they lash out in their pain and brokenness. But how many parents, teachers, counselors, and even medical professionals really listen to find out what is the source of these behavioral problems. And how many just rather medicate to sedate. Think about it. What if it was your child?
Age I lost my virginity: 5
Number of pictures he took: Too Many
Age at which I told what really happened: 20
Number of therapists: 12
Number of therapists who listened: 1
2 eating disorders, a few scars, an ocean’s worth of tears and countless flashbacks later, I am finally figuring out who I am.
Dear Lord, only You see the countless numbers of children who are being abused, whether verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually. You see the wounds that have been inflicted upon them to the depths of their souls and spirits. You see the brokenness that has resulted from unwanted and unsolicited touch and various abuses. I pray for healing to every child and every victim of abuse. Touch their hearts and let them know that You are near. Bring deliverance from these abuses with healing and restoration to every victim. Set them free from the guilt and shame that lingers long after the touching has stopped. Give a voice to each victim of abuse, that they will no longer remain silent but will speak out to stop the violence… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.