Grace, Be Still

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

David’s opening words in Psalms 64. Words like his have changed my life. Crying out to a great big God to save me from those that were hurting me.

David knew all about how harmful words can be to a human being. Words can kill as surely as bullets. Words can do emotional damage that will impact an entire life.

What happens after a child is sexually abused? Liars stand against them with their mouths. Just as David wrote:

3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.

4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it?”

They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

An abused child must live not only with no protection and denial of the abuse, but with the accusing arrows that are launched at them if they try to tell anybody their stories. Both damage the victim tremendously. Movements like NAMBLA and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) are just noisy crowds of abusers standing to tell their lies against the innocent. God will intervene and shut them down.

As David deftly wrote in verse 8:

He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. 

Don’t be afraid that God is not watching. He is watching and listening to every evil accusation that has been thrown your way. He knows the truth. He will silence your abuser’s tongue.

Trust Him.

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