Victims necessarily wrestle with questions of faith, grieved that God would allow them to suffer so severely.
Most victims need to rage at God before they can move on with their lives. The love we demonstrate by simply hearing them out during this process is a truer reflection of God’s own than any number of wise and well-meaning platitudes we might recite (Job 2: 13).
Only time and grace can teach victims that the abuse was not the central event in their lives; that they remain beloved children of God.
As someone who has managed to regain her voice, I feel it incumbent upon me to speak for those who cannot. It was this which God used to lead me to a life in the law. It is Scripture which sustains me: “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of the Lord…” (2 Tim. 1: 8).
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