In the Aftermath of Abuse, Part 4 – Scriptural Consolation

“Agnus Dei (The Lamb of God)” by Francisco de Zurbaran (c. 1638), San Diego Museum of Art, Photographer Daderot (CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)

While abuse victims have not sinned, it can be helpful for them to recall that God encourages even sinners. He sent His Son to save, not condemn us.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned…” (John 3: 17-18).

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8: 1).

It is the adversary who condemns the saints, his goal being to paralyze them.  It is his voice that victims hear when the darkness presses in on them, not God’s.  But the adversary is a liar.  Lies are his stock in trade.  Abuse victims are the more vulnerable, since early in life they did not receive the nurturing that God intended.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony…’ ” (Revelation 12: 10-11).

Originally posted 7/21/13

Wishing You All a Happy Easter!

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13 responses to “In the Aftermath of Abuse, Part 4 – Scriptural Consolation

  1. Great post Anna,
    Jesus is healer of all wounds..
    I hope you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday 🙂

  2. Happy Easter Anna!
    Thank you for sharing these.
    Happy new month too.

  3. May you have a blessed and happy Easter time, dear Anna. And I thoroughly agree with Wendo (above) on the amazing work that you have done and continue to do.

  4. Thankfully, God is infinitely bigger than the lies and wounds suffer…faith and love is where freedom is found…thank you for shedding a light on paths to liberation and merciful relief, Anna…God continue to bless you ❤

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