Posted by: theedwardsfam | January 11, 2012

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Ray Ortlund posted this today. EXCELLENT!

“Sexual assault creates anger at what has been done to victims.  While anger can be a natural and healthy response to the unquestionable evil of sexual assault, most victims express it poorly or feel they have to suppress it.  They have probably been discouraged from expressing their anger, but suppressed anger holds them hostage and leaves them vindictive, addicted, embittered, and unbelieving.

We want to tell victims that God is angrier over the sin committed against you than you are.  He is angry because what happened to you was evil and it harmed you.  Godly anger is participating in God’s anger against injustice and sin, crying out to him to do what he promised: destroy evil and demolish everything that harms others and defames God’s name.

Anger expressed to God is the cry of the weak one who trusts the strong One, the hurting person who trusts the One who will make it all better.  Because vengeance is God’s, you can be free from the exhaustive cycle of vindictive anger.”

Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb at the Mockingbird blog.


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