After 20 years in ministry, I’ve seen a lot. I’ve heard thousands of secrets, wrestled with thousands of struggles, and cried with thousands of people who are hurting. And I can say that the deepest wounds in so many lives are caused by being abused or attacked sexually. I’ve looked into the eyes of women and children who have been “robbed” in this area more than any other area. I have held moms in my arms who are dealing with their own children’s abuse, wept with women who were violated in the deepest way, and wrestled with my own anger over the after effects of this one sin in our churches and homes. If I could erase one sin from this world, it would be sexual abuse. Hands down.
But even in this darkness, Jesus remains the healing balm, a light, and a force to be reckoned with. He has time and time again astounded me with His redemption. No court and no counseling session can do what Jesus can do in one moment. He is our faithful healer, our great redeemer, and our restorer of faith.
This Sunday, I’m inviting you to North Creek Church as a very special guest shares her story of Hope. Amy Farley is sure to change your perspective on the story that this world may try to write for you. Join us at 10:00 am and say this prayer with me before you come, “Jesus, let me see my story through Your eyes this Sunday.” I promise He won’t let you down.
If you don’t normally go to church, come anyway. You don’t have to feel the pressure to ever come back or anything like that…I just want you to hear Amy’s story and allow Jesus to birth in you forgiveness and healing!