Whenever something happens unexpected in our lives, the natural response is be SHOCKED! To begin with, I will include a dictionary definition of “shocked”:
1. To strike with great surprise and emotional disturbance.
2. To induce a state of physical shock in (a person).
3. To subject a person to an electric shock.
4. To come into contact violently, as in battle or collision.
I can honestly tell you that there have been many times in my life that I have been shocked—as probably many of you have experienced with unexpected things occurring. Tragic events happen around the world almost every day. So many injured! So many deaths including children! So much destruction! It is simply horrible and heart-breaking! My heart and my prayers go out to all the victims of these tragic events. It is, and will be for quite some time, totally overwhelming for victims of these tragedies as they try to take one step at a time to get through the turmoil surrounding them.
There have been many hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and devastating events all across this world. Many times, unless it’s happening to someone that we know or love or care-about, we don’t really think much about it or give it much thought.
Well, it’s time that we all start caring!! Yes, these victims are shocked! They need the support and prayers of people from all over the world. But, I also beg you to consider the victims of abuse. They did not ask for it and were also “shocked” that it happened to them. Women and children are being stolen and sold in human trafficking. People are being hit by their spouses. People run for their lives every day because of abusive threats. And, I can tell you that these victims also are feeling overwhelmed as they try to get through the turmoil in their lives… I know!! I was one of them…
Prayer: Lord, we lift up all who are hurting wherever they may be. We ask you to comfort them, protect them, deliver them, and provide for them through their time of need… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel