I usually write about emotional abuse because my “Christian” husband emotionally abused me for years. As a domestic violence advocate, I often hear from those who have been abused by partners who claimed to love them, and that they thought they loved. Many of these have experienced sexual abuse, either from their partner, or as children.

I find that both the emotionally and sexually abused often believe:

The abuse they’ve experienced was somehow their fault, and
God can’t possibly love them if He allowed their abuse.

Satan is so good at using evil deeds others commit against us to twist our thinking. Do you struggle with believing either of these, even sub-consciously?

Neither of these beliefs is true.
Your abuse was not your fault,
and God loves you more than you can possibly imagine.

Perhaps you know logically that God loves you, but find it hard to feel His love in your heart. Being betrayed by someone you loved and trusted can seriously affect your ability to feel safe and cherished again, especially by an invisible God.

I recently heard a song by Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger of Bethel Music that helps me feel Jesus’ love for me. It’s called “We Dance.” Here is a link to the song on YouTube, and the beautiful words:

“We Dance”

You steady me
Slow and sweet, we sway
Take the lead and I will follow
Finally ready now
To close my eyes and just believe
That You won’t lead me
Where You don’t go

When my faith gets tired
And my hope seems lost
You spin me round and round
And remind me of that song
The one You wrote for me
And we dance (x2)

And I’ve been told
To pick up my sword
And fight for love
Little did I know
That Love had won for me
Here in Your arms

You still my heart again
And I breathe You in
Like I’ve never breathed ’till now

When my faith gets tired
And my hope seems lost
You spin me round and round
And remind me of that song
The one You wrote for me
And we dance (x4)

And I will lock eyes
With the One who’s ransomed me
The One who gave me joy for mourning
And I will lock eyes
With the One who’s chosen me
The One who set my feet to dancing
We dance (x4)
Just You and me

It’s nice to know I’m not alone
I found my home here in Your arms
It’s nice to know I’m not alone
I found my home here in Your arms
It’s nice to know I’m not alone
I found my home here in Your arms

 

Yes, Jesus does love us, and has written a song for each of us to dance with Him. While you may not be able to hear this song today, know it exists, and listen for it. When you do hear it, you will then be ready to dance . . .

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