Easy does it dating guide for people in recovery
Pray through Ephesians -21, and ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His love for you.
Right now, more than ever, your wife needs your love.
This article is written to help you after you have received the legal and medical help you need.
You are “tempted, tried, and sometimes failing.” But Jesus is your strength in weakness. You are loved by God, and He will help you love others.
How does God meet you in the middle of this horrific experience? Finding God in your struggle First, This awful attack is now part of your life. When your identity is that of survivor, you are still defined by what happened to you.
You will be tempted to run from it, to deny it, to bury it, to keep yourself busy, to escape it, or to numb yourself. Having faith in Jesus is not something you do just once. He can bear the weight of your trouble and heartache. What happened to you—the hateful thing that took place—still dominates your identity.
Tell God all about your anguish as the Psalmist does: “My heart is in anguish within me” (Psalm 55:4). You are defined by His love for you, not by the evil that someone else did to you. The spouse, the parents, and/or the children of someone who was raped are also victims.
Finally, Don’t try to face what happened and your reactions to it by yourself. Take hold of His promise of good: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2). Sometimes in the midst of extreme suffering, Jesus doesn’t seem like a “present help.” Instead He seems distant and far away. These are the truths about Jesus that invite a victim—that invite you—to come in His direction. In your case, the horrifying memory, the feeling of being overwhelmed, the broken heart is not the memory of what happened to you; it’s the memory of what happened to somebody you love and wish you could have protected.