Bible Society of South Africa

Healing the hurt of rape and abuse – Day 6

Healing the hurt

Bible text(s)

14My voice was thin and weak,

And I moaned like a dove.

My eyes grew tired from looking to heaven.

Lord, rescue me from all this trouble.

Isaiah 38:14GNBOpen in Bible reader

16Lord, I will live for you, for you alone;

Heal me and let me live.

Isaiah 38:16GNBOpen in Bible reader

3To give to those who mourn in Zion

Joy and gladness instead of grief,

A song of praise instead of sorrow.

They will be like trees

That the LORD himself has planted.

They will all do what is right,

And God will be praised for what he has done.

Isaiah 61:3GNBOpen in Bible reader

Prayer enables the power of God to come into a situation to heal the hurt and suffering of the victims and undo the bad touch that they felt at the time of the abuse.

I cry like a swallow;
I mourn like a dove.
My eyes are red
from looking to you, Lord.
I am terribly abused.
Please come and help me.

Your words and your deeds
bring life to everyone,
including me.
Please make me healthy
and strong again.

He sent me to give them flowers
in place of their sorrow,
olive oil in place of tears,
and joyous praise
in place of broken hearts.

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