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When fear of domestic violence stalks your life … – Day 2

The shame of abuse

Bible text(s)

27So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female,

Genesis 1:27GNBOpen in Bible reader

13You created every part of me;

you put me together in my mother's womb.

14I praise you because you are to be feared;

all you do is strange and wonderful.

I know it with all my heart.

Psalms 139:13-14GNBOpen in Bible reader

As an abused person, you may feel deep shame making you believe that you are not worthy of love. Yet the Bible assures you that you are made in the image of God.

So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women.

God took great care when he created you:

You are the one
who put me together
inside my mother’s body,
and I praise you because of
the wonderful way
you created me.
Everything you do is marvellous!
Of this I have no doubt.

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