Do you have pain that you cannot seem to let go of?
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before his presence
with singing.
Enter into his fates with
thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise; be
thankful unto him, and bless
his name.
          Psalm 100: 1, 2, 3

The statistics regarding child sexual assault in this country are staggering. Even
more staggering for me is the number of people that I know personally who have
endured various forms of sexual abuse. I am humbled by the fact that people have
trusted me enough to share their hearts on a very personal level. Whether through
friendship or counseling I have learned horrifying facts in reference to the abuse
these individuals have suffered. By far one of the most heartbreaking cases I have
come across is that of a woman  whose abuse again at age 4. The abuse
continued until the onset of her period at age 13. Her abuser?...  Her father.  Like
many others, she still suffers emotionally, physically, and psychologically. She is
still in search of the joy that she was robbed of at the age 4.

The devil takes every opportunity to rob her over and over again. He continues to
steal her peace of mind, her sleep, her joy. I told her what I’m about to tell you -- It’s
time to fight back!!!

When the devil tries to steal your joy -- tell the devil NO!!! Don’t hand it to him by
dwelling on the pain. Continue to reach for the joy !!! Hold tight to the peace!! When
the devil tries to make your life hell because of someone else’s sin, stand firmly
on your deliverance and tell the devil HELL NO!!! – Declare your victory and your
healing.   

God, today I want to speak to the issue of PAIN.  To be more specific Father, I want
to speak to the pain still endured by those who have suffered abuse at the hands
of someone who was supposed to love them.  To be specific Father, I want to
speak to the pain still endured by those who have been injured by someone that
they trusted.

More specifically Father, I want to speak to the pain left behind by child abuse.
More specifically Father, I want to speak to the pain left behind by molestations.

More specifically Father, I want to speak to the pain left behind by date rape.

More specifically Father, I want to speak to the pain left

behind by sexual assaults.


The book of James says, I have not because I ask not.

The book of John says, If I shall ask anything in Jesus name,

it shall be done.

The book of Matthew tells me, Ask and it shall be given, seek

and I shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto me:

The book of Philippians says, My God shall supply all my need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

God, according to your word I come asking - I come seeking - I come knocking.  
Master I come seeking of the Balm that was needed in Gilead - I come seeking of
the Blood that washed David whiter than snow - I come seeking of the only Voice
that could call Lazarus back from the dead - I come seeking the Power that parted
the Red Sea - I come seeking the Touch that opened blind eyes, and healed
withered limbs.

God, because in YOUR NAME I come against every scar and every demon that
abuse leaves behind, I seek YOU.  God, because in YOUR NAME I speak healing
to the woman who still cries in the night.  God, because in YOUR NAME I speak
deliverance to the woman who still hurts so badly that she decided there is no
god, I seek you.  God, because in YOUR NAME, I declare victory for the woman
who now fights the demon of sexual promiscuity, I seek You.  God, because in
YOUR NAME, I am claiming the strength of spirit some woman needs to walk
away from the abuse she still lives in, I seek You.  God, because in YOUR NAME, I
cast down the demon that says since a man raped me I will now love another
woman, I seek YOU.

God, I seek YOU for the rape victim who still blames herself. God, I seek YOU for
the child's pain that still lives inside a grown woman.  God, I seek YOU for the
woman who has hurt so long that she has decided not to love at all!!!  God, I seek
YOU for the women who have spent way too many hours asking themselves what
they did wrong and for the women who are still asking themselves what did I do to
deserve this.  God, I seek YOU for women who just can't stop asking, "Why me?"

God, I know that this is a website for women, but I just believe that there are some
men who will be blessed by this site.  I know for myself that "pain is pain", so I
have to seek YOU for the man that was molested as a boy and never told a soul...
and yes Father, I even seek YOU for the man that was raped and will never report it.


OH GOD - I seek YOU, I seek YOU, I seek YOU because YOU are the only help that
I know.  We need YOUR authority because it can drive out demons.  We need Your
touch because it can heal those hurts that no man can get to.  We need YOU, oh
God, to cleanse the years of guilt and shame that have been carried because of
the abuse.  We need your voice, because only You can speak "Peace be Still" to a
soul that is wearied from years of anger kept locked inside.  Lord, heal the mind
that still thinks it's somehow their fault.  Lord, soothe the heart that still wonders
what they did wrong.  Lord, teach a broken heart how to love again.  Lord, comfort
the girl that has looked for love in all the wrong places.  Remind her that she is
your child.  Mend her brokenness--Remind her that SHE IS NOT DAMAGED.  
Remind her that for everywhere she feels torn into pieces, you died to make here
whole.


Oh God, right now in the middle of reading this, some mother is struggling to
make the right choice because she believes that her child is being abused....
Father, I seek YOU because she needs clarity of mind and strength.


In the matchless name of Jesus the Christ - my strength and my redeemer.  
Amen!!  And thank you God for the healing.  Amen and Amen.



Be blessed,

Sonya                
The Word For Women Network  An Interactive Ministry