Whenever we have been through a traumatic experience, whether it be the loss of a loved one or some form of physical abuse, we always end up asking ourselves the same question: will things ever be the same? All we long for is a sense of normality, for the situation to just disappear, and allow us to continue living our lives the way we did before.
I think often in the case of woman abuse, women inevitably end up asking themselves the question; will I ever be loved again?
But what seems like a silly question to someone who has never experienced some form of abuse is actually a question that cuts right to the core of someone who has.
As humans, all we fundamentally want is love. It is the core of our existence, it is what we live for, it is the very thing that gives us purpose and makes us pursue goals we never thought possible. So to be faced with the prospect of potentially never experiencing that again, must be immensely frightening.
But why would they feel this way, surely they must know that there are friends and family who love them unconditionally? Well when you have been forced into a traumatic experience, it changes your viewpoint on life. You start to see yourself and those around you differently, your head becomes filled with thoughts of “who would want me now that I am broken?” or perhaps “maybe I deserved it”. You may also start to believe that love itself is flawed and that there is no such thing as perfect love, because the love you have experienced comes with a price tag.
Although you may not currently know it, I am here to tell you that you are loved no matter who you are or what has happened to you. And I’m not referring to a love that comes with conditions, but rather a love that always sees the best in you. A love that looks past your downfalls and imperfections, and accepts you as you are. A love that sees you as the most beautifully, wonderfully created woman this world has ever seen.
You may not have heard of, or experienced this love before, but I promise you it’s out there. And how do I know its perfect? Because it comes directly from the source of love itself, God.
Jesus loves you no matter what has happened to you, no matter what has been spoken over you. He loves you the way you are, and He alone will be able to restore you. I know it might be hard to believe, but this love is real! It may be hard to see it right now, or to even fathom it, but just know that it is there and that you never have to be alone again.
His love will make you whole again and will exceed any form of restoration you may need. Just know that you are loved! And once you have a revelation of that love, you will never be the same again, no matter what happens.
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