Sexual Assault Recovery Rescued and Restored And Just So You Will Know Part 4

How To Replace Fear With Faith Perhaps more than any other grop of people, rape victims experience frequent defeat because of lies they believe in their ongoing battle with fear about themselves, the future, and God. The best way to combat lies is to replace fear with faith. Assess the lies believed, then every single day commit to believing God’s truth because “the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

Fear: I can’t get through this.

Faith: The Lord your God will walk with you all the way through to the end. (Isaiah 43:2).

Fear: I’ll never stop crying

Faith: In time, weeping will wane, and joy will return to your hear. (Psalm 30:5).

Fear: I will always feel dirty.

Faith: A dirty-minded person did something despicable to you, but you are not dirty! Every day, claim your true identity in Christ -you are holy in His sight. (Colossians 1:22)

Fear: no good could ever come out of this.

Faith: God promises that what others do for evil, He will use for good. In time, you will see this promise fulfilled in your life. (Romans 8:28).

Fear: No one will want to marry me.

Faith: Until the Lord brings a husband into your life, He promises to be your husband, provider, and protector. (Isaiah 54:5).

Fear: I will never want sexual intimacy. My memories are too painful.

Faith: The Lord is able to heal all emotional hurt, no matter how severe the memories. (Jeremiah 17:14).

Fear: I don’t have the strength to go on.

Faith: When you don’t have strength to live form day to day, the Lord Jesus will give you his strength (Read Isaiah 40:28-31). (Philippians 4:13).

Fear: I will always be consumed by fear.

Faith: All people experience fear when their lives are truly in danger – that is normal. But the Lord will deliver you form excessive fear because of his presence within you. (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Fear: I have no hoe for the future.

Faith: Because God is a God of hope, your future is safe in His hands. (Jeremiah 29:11).

New Jerusalem Ministries Center For Abused Children  is a faith based 501 (c)(3) organization therefore we service people from anywhere. We have a child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault victims housing program and our mission is to preserve the dignity of victims, provide nonjudgmental services that foster self-respect and independence in individuals experiencing intimate partner violence or parental abuse, and to lead the effort to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.  For more information, visit http://www.breathehealandgetmoving.com .

We are committed to the safety of adult and child survivors, and to holding offenders responsible and accountable for the violence they have committed. We recognize that maintaining the privacy of survivors and their children, and assuring the safety and confidentiality of the information they give is paramount.  We believe that survivors have a right to self-determination, involvement in the design of systems intended to provide them help, and to effective individual and community responses to the violence they have experienced.  We require that any NJM Center For Abused Children’s partners, or collaborators offer individualized, strengths-based services that are culturally sensitive and reflective of effective cross-cultural practice.   We make services available to all eligible individuals regardless of age, ethnicity/race, gender, religious preference, ability, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or income.

 

 

 

 

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