Many Who Have Suffered At The Hands Of Others Become A Beacon Of Hope For Those Still Trapped In Silence

 

Man, the devil keeps so many of us tied to the lies of we are not good enough or we are all alone in our struggles. Honestly, I was one that believed those lies for a long time with my own struggles.

But, I want to discuss other things today.

I do not believe a parent or a spouse should ever be violent towards those they love.

I have a lot of friends that were sexually molested growing up. I have friends that were both physically and verbally abused as a child and as a teen.

I have had friends think they were free of the abuse once they got married only to find it again in their spouse.

Many of them never told a soul about what was going on because of fear. The ones who did ended up getting it worse when their abusive parent or spouse found out. They then remained silent and suffered alone.

I understand their reason for staying silent but I do not like the fact that they do suffer is silence. Not having a voice to protect themselves must be so difficult and lonely.

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Should we be their voice IF we know something is going on? Should we allow them to continue to suffer? I, for one, do not know the answer for sure. Because what happens if we say something and it gets worse?

I do know that sometimes that silent child becomes a vocal adult against the very thing that kept them trapped in their silence. They become that voice for the mute and stand up for the rights of all those who are unfortunate, defenseless and trapped within their silence. They help others have hope as they share their story.

Let us all take time everyday to pray for the abused whether it be verbal, physical or sexual.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Many Who Have Suffered At The Hands Of Others Become A Beacon Of Hope For Those Still Trapped In Silence”

  1. So true, Brother, thank you for sharing. People suffer so much in silence, it’s heartbreaking. For those of us that have been through those kinds of situations, we have to become the voice of change and freedom so less and less people have to suffer from abuse and feel alone in their pain. ❀

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  2. Wow, I too struggle with saying something or not. Perhaps the proverb is urging us to speak up in prayer, and also in regard to our own stories of abuse? Because I used to think something like rape or domestic abuse should ‘always be reported’ by anyone who finds out about it (back when I was still heavily denying my own reality in that area, sigh), but now I know that it is up to the victim whether or not she or he wants to report it, or call attention to it. We have to tread so carefully there. Some people are simply not ready to make a change or do not want to leave their abuser either, and we have to honor that too.
    Great post Stu, lots to ponder and yes, being in prayer is called for (thanks for the reminder) 😊

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    1. Yes, we do have to tread carefully. Sometimes, depending on the abuse, it is hard to tread and not stomp. I have seen things happen to friends as far as verbal and physical abuse and wanted so badly to step in but at the same time I feared that if I did it would only get worse for them.

      One situation ate me up for years until last year. I simply had to ask for forgiveness for not stepping in. I did and explained my reasoning and they were very grateful that I didn’t step in because it would have been worse. It’s a very fine line 😦

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