August 19th, 2010
“Do you know someone that has been abused?” by Barbara Hart
Do you know of someone that has, or is being abused? How are they? There are many things that we can do and say to give them hope for a brighter day. No one knows how it truly feels to have to deal with abuse unless they have walked a mile or two in their shoes. You may be standing on the outside looking in but, you have no clue or inkling just what that person that is being abused really feels. It’s easy to say what they should or shouldn’t do if it is not you. The one thing that you can do to really touch their heart is to pray for them, not be so quick to be judgmental. If you were in their shoes you may very well find yourself doing the same thing that they are, or worse. You can find kind ways to give them a little hope, even if there seems to be no sign of hope. Remind them that God is the author and the finisher and he want allow it to go on forever. You have to let them know that they are special and that you love them in spite of what they may be going through or allowing for the time being.
I was in and out of abusive relationships (with boyfriends) for about twenty five years of my life. I found myself in each of these relationships and I stayed trying to make it work. I did what ever I could to try to make it better. I know about all of those cold harsh words that would almost drain the life out of you. How those words would cut and slice you like a two-edged sword, in spite of it I stayed trying to find a way to make the situation change. The thought of being told that no one would want you but for one thing, that really put the icing on the cake. Anyone in their right mind would have known that they were there too only for that one thing. They would have packed their bags and never looked back. I can only say that I wasn’t in my right mind either. There is hope for you if you don’t give up or in. It took me all of those years of being treated like dirt, to realize that, that wasn’t the lifestyle that I wanted for myself and so I walked. Being abused doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your hopes and dreams, no matter how bad the situation looks or seems. There was no one there to encourage me when I was going through the hurt and pain. I decided to use my trials through the help of God to be a blessing of others that have, or maybe dealing with abuse. I want to be an up lifter of their hearts. I wrote the following words to encourage the hearts of women that have had to deal with abuse. Books written to be a blessing to abused women, “The Lives of Abused and Battered Women” and Heart-Boosting Poetry” sold at: http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnes&noble.com, and http://www.buybooksontheweb.com
“Enthusiastic Woman you are”
Extremely radiant and well put together.
Never give up on your hopes and dreams.
Trust in your self worth.
Have faith as small as a grain of mustard seed.
Unique work of art from start to finish, “You” are.
Strive to reach the mark of your high calling of God.
I see royalty in “You”.
Aspiring woman you are”
Simply Beautiful and Magnificent, “You” are.
Take the time out to see the self worth in you.
I pray favor and blessings over your live.
Caress your heart, no one can love you, like you.
**Author bio: Barbara Hart is the mother of four children, a sister and I try to be a good friend. I’m the author of three books, Love On The Rocks, Abuse And Power Pointers, The Lives of Abused and Battered Women, Heart-Boosting Poetry. I strive to give hope and help to the helpless. I try to use things that I’ve had to endure in my life to help and up-lift the hearts and minds of others.
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