There was a time in my life, when all hope was gone. I don’t think that I had ever seen and experienced such darkness in my life, as when I was being counseled for sexual abuse. I felt as if I was in an endless dark tunnel, with no way out.
After returning home from a counseling session one day, I was so broken inside; that I quickly came through the door and went to my bedroom. As I sat and clung to the bedpost, I began to feel as if life was going further down for me.
As I began to cry out, till every tear had been drained from my eyes; I began to talk with God. I told Him about the counseling session and how bad it was for me…and then I told Him; that I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it through these awful and painful memories of my past.
As I sat there…quiet and alone; I got a glimpse of my Bible on the bed and as I opened it…this is the Bible verse that stood before me… “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18.
It was at that time; that I began to feel as if God had entered that room. As I continued to read those words over and over again; I began to feel, as if God had sat down on the bed beside me and had wrapped His loving arms around me.
At a time, when I didn’t think I could make it through…God proved to me that I could…that is, with His help. Now as I look back on this hopeless moment in my life, I also think back on a God, who had come to me, with love…compassion and a caring Spirit…One, who truly held me close, until the storm had left my life.