” I have always loved you so I continue to show you my constant love. Once again I will rebuild you. Once again you will pick up your tambourines and dance joyfully.” – Jeremiah 31: 3-4

Domestic violence will rob you of your dignity and peace. It is still a topic no one wants to talk about. It is still a topic of shame and disgrace. People change subject as quickly as flicking the ashes off a cigarette. It  is not a topic easily discussed and not many want to share their stories. Many put on a brave front and go to their usual activities and still lie about that bruise on their eye or a broken lip.
They tell themselves that it will be okay one day. They live in the lie that they are loved and that they will change. You wait in hope, but that day never comes. Your children grow in the abuse and you still wait for the change.

Some change had to be forced, a decision has to be made and it is not easy. Change takes courage because you are entering a zone that is not familiar and it is outside of your comfort zone. Sometimes it is easier to stay in the abuse because it is familiar.

It took me many years to be able to candidly speak about my journey from domestic violence. I don’t want you to feel that you are the only one, maybe even a Christian living in the shame of a broken marriage and a home. I was a Christian who strayed away, allured by love and left everything to follow my own ways. My own ways were not right and it led me to many painful events and loss of my child.
I lived in a secret guilt and depression for many years. I suffered from anxiety and fear and could not move on in life. I felt stuck even when I came out.
God who put together a mosaic of my life from the shattered pieces will do it for you too. He is a God who can heal your wounds and give you a new life as He did for me.

You don’t have to feel alone, you don’t have to live in shame and guilt. Jesus came so you can have life, a life without shame and fear. A free life.

4 thoughts on “” I have always loved you so I continue to show you my constant love. Once again I will rebuild you. Once again you will pick up your tambourines and dance joyfully.” – Jeremiah 31: 3-4

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