Be Safe

Do you have a relationship that needs healing? 

Ephesians 4:26

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.”Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

I started this entry this evening wanting to talk about healing relationships…relationships as I know them.  Some petty bickering with friends, a misunderstood comment, or a family member that aggravated me regarding some trivial matter.  But my heart was not into it…I felt that I was being superficial. 

What if there is someone reading this blog that’s in serious trouble, I asked myself.

The Bible tells us “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church.” Christ loved the church tenderly, He even died for the church…that is how a wife is to be loved and how wives should love their husbands.  However, that is not always the case.

Unfortunately families frequently experience increased stress during the holidays…stress to a point that a spouse, friend, or child is exposed to physical harm. Are you in such a situation?

I quoted a Scripture in the beginning of this blog regarding forgiveness. Please note, that forgiveness does not mean staying in an abusive relationship.  One can have a forgiving heart, but must NOT stay in an unsafe environment.

If you or your children are in danger, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.  And go to a safe place.

My heart is heavy and grieving for you, dear one, if this describes your situation.

Protect and take care of yourself.  It is your right.  Do not allow someone to mistreat you.  

Be safe.  You may find answers at http://www.thehotline.org/ – but remember, computer histories can be monitored. It may be safer for you to use the library computer. 

For those of you that are not in such a situation, join me in praying for those who are and consider what you can do locally for the men, women and children that live in fear every day. 

Again I say…If you or your children are in danger, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.  And go to a safe place.

Please share this post with others…let’s STOP the cycle of abuse.

Blessings,

Susan

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