A Woman’s Testimony of Hope

An abused woman’s testimony:

Lord, I praise You, for You have shown me the wonders of Your unfailing love. Ps 31:21

For You are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. Ps 36:9

For You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Ps 32:7

Don’t let the proud trample me or the wicked push me around. Ps 36:11

The wicked plot against the godly, they snarl at them in defiance. But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming. Ps 37:12,13

But I am deaf to all their threats. I am silent before them as one who cannot speak. I choose to hear nothing, and I make no reply. For I am waiting for You, O Lord. You must answer for me, O Lord my God. Ps 38:13-15

Do not abandon me, O Lord. Do not stand at a distance, my God. Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior. Ps 38:21,22.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,and wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Ps 37:6,7
Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper–it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. Ps 37:8,9

Love the Lord, all you godly ones! For the Lord protects those who are loyal to Him, but He harshly punishes the arrogant. So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord. Ps 31:23,24

The Lord directs the steps of the godly, He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Ps 37:23,24

The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Ps 32:8

And so:

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and mire. He set my feed on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord….I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as You, O Lord, well know. I have not kept the good news of Your justice hidden in my heart. I have talked about Your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness. Ps 40

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2