Made New ~ A Hippie Chick's Journey of Forgiveness ~ Pen-name Judy C. Hope
In the midst of past or present abuse do you ever ask yourself “Where’s God in all of this?” In her memoir, Judy C. Hope shares her years of sexual abuse and the pit of despair she found herself in and how God redeemed her to make her new in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Has someone ever deeply hurt you? Maybe you’ve also been abused physically, mentally, or sexually many years ago, or maybe recently? Perhaps a family member has mistreated you, or somebody you work with has, and you can’t find within yourself the ability to forgive the person who was responsible for the mistreatment. You are positive that, regardless of the regret your abuser may or may not feel, and despite sincerest apologies and pleas for forgiveness, in your own strength you know it would be impossible to forgive them. I know what you’re feeling. I’ve been there and know firsthand that it’s not easy to forgive that type of abuse in your own strength.
Obviously, we live in a broken world where injustice is rampant in our society. But, despite this fact, where can we turn and in whom can we trust?
Being sexually abused by someone I was inherently taught to trust altered my view of a sovereign God that loved me enough to die for me.