Stop the Silence

I Am Strong
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

]It takes time to speak of domestic abuse
Time to know what to share and to refuse
After years of living as a silent recluse
It took a while to share the darkness of abuse

I have survived the abusive hand
My soul once crumbled like shifting sand
God rescued me from the bondage of man
I SURVIVED and now in CHRIST I stand

The nightmares now are so faded
The lie that I’m worthless has been abated
In Jesus my soul is consecrated
My abuser’s “power” so overrated

My emotions are healing with words I say
The memories of pain edge farther away
Not a distant dream but the torment at bay
My mind free from the fear that gripped me each day

Yes, it took time to speak about the pain
To know what to share and what to refrain
After years of living in silent shame
It took a while to share about my pain

by Donna Wright – copyright 2012 –
Poem republished with kind express written permission

If you are at a place in your life where you can speak against domestic violence, then your voice needs to be heard. Stop abuse – stop the silence.

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