The Truth Series: Six truths every woman who has been sexually abused should know

Truth #2: You are cherished

You have not been forgotten, you are cherished.

You are cherished and so very precious to Him. I know that for many of us it is very hard to “feel” cherished when we are mistreated and not shown value at one point or many times throughout our lives.  As we began to grow into women many of us still have not felt cherished or valuable. Maybe we even sought other relationship in which others would take advantage of us. Let’s break that cycle now and begin to recognize or value to Our Father.

What do you even think of the word cherished? For me it co notates almost a distant admiration. Maybe for some it makes you sad because you have not felt cherished. Listen, our Heavenly Father is by no means admiring us from a distance; on the contrary He loves us and wants to know us intimately. He formed us and knows our innermost thought and desires and loves us NO MATTER what.

You will see throughout this process that suffering has a purpose. You will never get a sufficient reason why, but you can realize that you can pass on the comfort to others who have been through similar pains. Your hurts were not in vain, not one tear will be wasted.

He loves you so much and you can’t imagine all that He has for you. He wants to lavish you with love. You are one of His most prized possessions.   But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Cor 2:9  He has great plans for you, you have not been forgotten.  I hope that you see that recognizing Christ’s love for you is vitally important in recognizing how cherished you are.

Let this scripture be your prayer this week:

…that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11

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