There are over one million reported cases of child abuse each year according to an article from CBN.com, “Keys to Powerful Living: Overcoming Child Abuse.” It explains how the effected child not only suffers from physical abuse, but lives and deals with emotional scars. Quite often physical abuse stems from other family members who have also endured abuse. The article states that those who abuse are often “driven by years of repressed hatred” and continue in this cycle.
The Bible is clear that child abuse violates God’s fundamental purpose for man. Parents, as well as those who have influence over a child, need to keep their own emotions and actions in check. Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) says, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
If you are trapped in the cycle of sin and child abuse, the first step to healing is to acknowledge the problem. Allow the love and forgiveness of Jesus to minister to you, and seek godly counsel.
If you are the victim of abuse, know that God has not abandoned you. God has a special purpose for your life and the first step is to allow the healing process to begin. In this article, you will find four steps that will guide you through the healing process and show you how to present your wounds to the Gentle Healer, Jesus Christ.
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