Abuse Hotlines / Websites
National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network rainn.org
Victim Connect Resource Center victimconnect.org
1-855-4-VICTIM or 1-800-484-2846
MercyMe, “Dear Younger Me” (Note: It’s worth looking into the backstory of this song)
Tenth Avenue North, “By Your Side”
Micah Tyler, “Never Been a Moment”
Ryan Stevenson, “Holding Nothing Back From You”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”
Kari Jobe, “I Am Not Alone”
Natalie Grant, “Clean”
Danny Gokey, “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” (Note: It’s worth looking into the backstory of this song)
Zach Williams, “Rescue Story”
Jesus Culture, “Holy Spirit”
Psalm 3:5-6 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 107:13-14 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Psalm 146:7-8 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice…
Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Luke 6:27-28 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you…”
Luke 15:3-7 Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
John 10:27-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Hebrews 13:20-21 …”My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Trauma Prayer: jimandpatbanks.com/trauma-prayer
Video: Lisa TerKeurst, “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” here
Video/Book: Focus on the Family Interview with Jackie Hill Perry about her book, Gay Girl, Good God. Part 1 here; Part 2 here. (and book by the same name)
Article: “Psychology Today: Are You Overlooking or Rationalizing Abuse? That’s Denial” here
Article: “The New Science of Forgiveness” here
Article: “Should I Turn the Other Cheek” by Alison Cook here
Book: Freedom Tools by Andy Reese