It is an act of extreme violence and aggression in which the strong overpower the weak. A violent assault awakens some of the most painful, horrifying emotions that humans are capable of. They feel unclean—as if they are now damaged goods. Nothing that has happened or will happen can change that reality. You have been made beautiful with pure white clothes, flowers, and jewels.Terror, shock, unbearable pain, overwhelming helplessness, and vulnerability are just some of the feelings you may experience. It’s easy to let the ugly violation of your attack define you. This is how Isaiah expressed the joy of knowing his God-given identity: I will rejoice greatly in the LORD; my soul will exult in my God, for he has clothed me with garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Jesus made that picture a reality by giving Himself for you on the cross. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Used book doesn't include any access code, CD or other supplements. In this event, there may be a slight delay in shipping and possible variation in description. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Redemption begins with acknowledging what happened to you. When something overpowers you, you feel weak and overwhelmed. You find yourself when you serve the beautiful One and are clothed with his beauty and goodness.Psalm 46:1 declares, “God is a very present help in trouble.” Tell God all about this trouble. ” Next, You must be willing to enter your into your reactions—to feel what you feel. You need to be able to enter into your grief, hurt, confusion, fear, and anger. Paul says that when you trust in God you are “clothed with Christ” (Romans ; Galatians ).It expresses feeling crushed and helpless: “while the billows over me roll…” It expresses heartbreak: “even when my heart is breaking…” It describes a pain that is too big to bear alone. Jesus meets you right in the middle of this awful experience. You are not primarily a man who was victimized by the rape of this wife.
Finally, Don’t try to face what happened and your reactions to it by yourself. Take hold of His promise of good: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2). Sometimes in the midst of extreme suffering, Jesus doesn’t seem like a “present help.” Instead He seems distant and far away. These are the truths about Jesus that invite a victim—that invite you—to come in His direction. In your case, the horrifying memory, the feeling of being overwhelmed, the broken heart is not the memory of what happened to you; it’s the memory of what happened to somebody you love and wish you could have protected.
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Pray through Ephesians -21, and ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His love for you.
Right now, more than ever, your wife needs your love.