But God…..

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Children who are molested, sexually abused, or used for the physical and emotional gratification of adults may become adults who are emotionally wounded, fearful, anxious, co-dependent, insecure or may overcompensate for those things by narcissism, bullying, rebelliousness, or physical, sexual, or other abuse of others.

But God can……
– heal wounded emotions
– illumine thoughts with clarity
– reveal truth
– give courage to face reality
– motivate and empower forgiveness
– transform families
– change communities
– balance justice and mercy with lovingkindness
– renew sacredness
– restore innocence
– provide all that is needed to make a victim a joyful victor, and
– make a perpetrator a humble penitent.

“Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.” ¬†¬†Psalm 37:5

Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.


  1. Cathy Boyd Byrd
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    One friend commented: “You’ll have to explain ‘-restore innocence’. That perplexed me.” Here’s what I had in mind: Back to a condition, spiritually speaking, of childlike-ness, wherein joy can flourish and one can be at peace, expecting good things in life. Where one can set aside a suspicious nature and be able to see God’s goodness in the world and his hand at work all around! It’s not naivete…..it’s a choice to expect, look for, and see the good in people and the world. It is possible through trusting in God’s goodness, God’s sovereignty, and God’s love and personal involvement in the lives of his children! Remember that feeling when, as a child, you thought your parents were wonderful and could take care of anything you needed? That’s innocence! Jesus said, ” Unless you come as a little child, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God!”

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