Are you going through trials in vain? In other words, are you sincerely learning from each instant of abuse you undergo until you are ready to exit or are you just taking the pain and making excuses for it? Are you struggling with the thought that an Almighty Creator and his angels are watching while you cry and hurt inside from yet another blow?
These wars with words, fists, money, children, and more are here to stay as long as you welcome them. Re-read what I just wrote. Sure, God, children, strangers and others are watching or know of your situation, but you are in control more than you realize. Some victims just aren't going to get the help they need because they are unwilling to let go of the angry men or women who have become idols in their lives and let God reign supreme.
Through every battle you are getting stronger, you aren't weak! For every time you go through yet another trial, you are being humbled--pride may have long left. With every name you are called and blow you take, your faith in God is being tested. How much do you believe in Him that you can take up your bed and walk? He's waiting, answer the call before it's too late! There are restless spirits on the other side wishing/hoping they had found freedom before their bodies were buried in graves; therefore, they roam this earth disturbing whoever opens their hearts to them. No use calling on the dead!
Victims have been called to rise above their situations and chosen to fulfill the plans of God. Are you ready? Why ask God, "Why?" Be strong in His power, overcome the rage, you with little faith!
Those of us who survived didn't allow trials to defeat us even when there were knots on our bodies from being punched or shoved from abusers, blood trickling out of our bodies, pains in our heads, backs, legs, and stomachs. We looked forward to better days--we asked God, "Is it time for us to be with you in heaven, yet?" To that question, he said, "No, but live. Walk in the peace and freedom I gave you." We survivors lived to tell our stories and to help free others. We are living testimonies--we know firsthand the righteousness of God. He could have let our abusers kill us, but He didn't. Instead, He took what the devil meant for evil and turned it around for our good!
So the next time you want to get mad at God, know that He is waiting on you. "Why aren't you drawing near to Me? I know the desires of your heart, but are you willing to listen and obey?" He wants to know. No more excuses, get over yourself this day!
Nicholl McGuire is the author of Socially Sweet, Privately Cruel Abusive Men and other books.