"Childhood sexual abuse brainwashes its victims into believing that they are unlovable … or they will no longer be loved if “people find out.” What they perceive to be conditional love buries their secret all the more. Children who have experienced the trauma of sexual abuse need not only a physical haven of safety, but also an emotional haven for the wounded heart. Tell them about God’s unconditional love and then be an example of His unconditional love. Help children run into the arms of Jesus to receive His emotional support and security." - Excerpt from Hope For The Heart
Just want to encourage those of you who can relate to the above. I too have come away with a wounded heart from my past. Sexually abused being only one aspect of my upbringing that confused and sent mixed emotions to my little girl.
My journey has been long and difficult. Loosing sight of my goal at times. Must admit loneliness still plays a very painful part. A lot of it has to do with the abuse, the literal isolation I chose in order to survive the emotional trauma of the abuse and my parents breakup and the separation of our family.
Not trying to use an excuse here, just telling it like it is. I still hurt very much in this area of relationships with the opposite sex and the healing is more painful and taking longer than in other areas.
That being said, my Heavenly Daddy continues to restore my little heart. Relying and trusting Him to be the loving Daddy I longed for. Enabling me to regain that emotional stability in order to reach out to others that are hurting.
“You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless … You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” (Psalm 10:14, 17)
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23
My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.
Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.
Daddy let me be secure in You only!