Healing from Abuse – A Personal Story
Barbara longed for healing from abuse, so she began dealing with childhood memories of molestation and gradually found peace, contentment, wholeness, and healing.
Barbara, in her own words:
Healing from Abuse – How God Heals a Broken Heart
When asked how God can help someone with the process of healing from abuse, Barbara responded:
"Looking back on my healing, I struggled with hopelessness. Due to the abuse I experienced, I could not see the end of the dark tunnel. I experienced extreme ups and downs—deep depression and elated joy. Through this time, God had His hand on me. I remember days when I was unable to function, I would cry, ‘God, help me! I want to die and get out from under this oppressive pain!’ God heard my cries and gave me hope. He reminded me that my children needed me—just as I needed God. God brought me through those desperate days and gave me hope when I needed it the most—at the crossroads of living and dying.
“God serves as my Comforter when I hurt. He shows me His loving-kindness when I feel unloved. He is the Rock when I wander aimlessly trying to find my way out of the pain. He is my Refuge as I rest in Him and seek shelter from my abusers. God is my closest Friend to whom I can take all of my thoughts and feelings. He alone understands me completely because He's been through abuse Himself. God mends my spirit and soul on a daily basis, shaping me to be more and more like Him so that I can share with others how He heals the brokenhearted.
“Are you hurting from abuse? My prayer is that you will find God in your sorrows and let Him be your healer. There is hope and healing available to you. I am a living example and I thank my God for all He has done for me. He brought me peace, contentment, healing, and redemption. He is offering you the same. Will you accept His offer?”