I will never forget the moments, when I first came to the realization that I had been sexually abused. For so many years, I had somehow kept it hidden deep within the heart…that is until God felt it was time to deal with it.
Even after receiving some one-to-one counseling; I found myself spiraling out of control…falling deeper every day and within a short time, I had gotten to the place, where I felt it emotionally difficult to even make a bed, which meant that I had fallen to the bottom of the barrel and now I was looking up for whatever help could relieve me of this awful memory.
After falling so low, I had agreed to go into a regular hospital, where I could get counseling and treatments, for a brain that had been totally drained of its fluid, due to long bouts of depression. As I sat outside my room one day…feeling hopelessly alone; God began to enter my spirit, as though He was making a promise to me; that He would bring me through this terrible time. At first, I didn’t believe it because the power of the circumstance I was stuck in had taken over my thoughts; but with time, I began to see how God could walk me through, what seemed to be the pits of hell.
In Psalm 34:19, we read… “The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.” This was one of the verses that helped me through some very difficult times in my life and it actually became the hope I needed because I came to see that even though God may allow certain things to enter our lives…for reasons He only knows at the time…He won’t leave us there; but instead, He will come and help us through each and every problem we’re facing.
No matter what you’re facing, just know that God will never leave you in the darkness of your circumstance; but rather, He will come to you and gently walk you out of the moments that just seem so impossible to walk out of on your own…praise Him!!