“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
Were you abused when you were a child, or even as a young woman?
Perhaps there was a bully at your school that made fun of you or your parents were always pointing out your inadequacies.
Perhaps you were raised only by your mother and the boyfriends she would bring home seemed to enjoy undressing you and doing “adult” things with you.
Perhaps you have had someone in your life who gets angry and takes their wrath out by hitting you.
So many women today are scarred from their past. About one in four girls are sexually abused while for boys, it’s one in seven. I have never heard a count of how many have been verbally or emotionally abused, but I am sure it is many.
People are mean. The devil, Satan, is mean. When we don’t put God first in our lives, we open the door for Satan to control us. This is why people do so many mean things to each other.
Understanding this will help you adjust to your painful past. Those unkind things that were done to you were done because someone chose not to be controlled by God.
When God is in control of us our conduct is loving towards others.
Love does not make fun of others.
Love does not put people down.
Love does not force oneself on another.
Love does not do violent things when angry.
Love does not exploit children or young women.
Because of the hurt you have from your past you may believe that you are garbage, stupid, and just not worth much. You may think you deserve to be treated badly, but don’t believe that lie!
The real truth, according to the Bible is….you are so important and special that the God that made you, who knit you together in your mother’s womb, died in your place because of sin so that you can live forever with Him in paradise! God loves you so much.
Think about that. YOU ARE SPECIAL! YOU HAVE WORTH! God has a plan for your life, that is why you exist. He has something great for you to do, and the sooner you recover from your past hurts the faster you can start finding the plan God has for you on this earth!
Never look at people for your worth! Our worth in life comes from God.
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone,
And yet I know who holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.”