Worry, fret, condemnation, and guilt plague the hearts of incest survivors. We question things that others cannot conceive. We grapple with worth in a dimension that is unequaled to others.
Isn’t incest the greatest weapon of darkness?
It takes everything from a child except their heartbeat. Worth is tainted. Love is twisted. Safety doesn’t exist. Where is the protection a child deserves, needs, longs for?
I’ve said it before — it is all murder.
When you do not know what to do next, learn to stand still. Wait. Be patient. Give yourself some breathing room. As they say, “Rome was not built in a day.” Healing works much the same way.
Acknowledge your pain, keep on your path to freedom, and take care of yourself. Remove your eyes from your abuser(s). Watching them will do nothing to help. Let God watch them for you. His eyes can penetrate, demolish, and change people. Let him do it for you.
Get on down the road. Then, stand still a bit. You’ve earned the rest.