I now understand that the LORD uses those who are open to being His hands and feet. Although each situation in "Real Life" is tough and it costs time and part of my life, I am blessed to be His maidservant, and I pray for those women He weaves into my life.
This world's NOT our home. Sin is running rampant and so many times women and children are the ones being hurt. This does not mean that males are not hurt also.
Abuse of every kind is everywhere, and as time flies by I encounter it in women I know or meet. Mainly, I share God's truth that they are dearly loved by Him. I am always pointing them to the LORD. He is the One who has answers. Just letting them know that God is for themas they live in their situations gives them great hope and a future because He cares for them.
It is an "easy" thing to be caught up into abuse without realizing that it has been happening. Maybe there is only that "uh oh" feeling, like something is not quite right, which "whispers" to you, but you do not heed it. Soon enough any of us can be deep into the control and manipulation of the Abuser.
I post this meme to perhaps open up some eyes of those who may be caught in the web of any kind of abuse:
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous runs into it and is safe.
*Find a safe confidant and share your concerns*