God and Sexual Assault

Give Thanks to the Lord

His loving kindness is everlasting.

I realize God said not to add to what He has in His word. That was not my intention here. I did this writing to remember all the blessings God has done for me.

This is not the Bible, but simply my writing. I did use Psalm 136 as inspiration as I wrote and to remind me that God’s love is everlasting through any and all circumstances.

He has plans for each of us that He longs to see come to light in our lives. Ask Him what He has done for you and begin to write it out so you can see. (Use Psalm 136 as a guide.)

I pray you can do this and thank Him this week as well as in the season ahead.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:1 NASB

To Him who was there as I endured evil.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Who brought me through abuse as a girl and teenager even though it seemed as though evil was winning.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Who then never gave up on seeking me out to know Him personally as I fought whether to follow Him.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To the One who guided me to a Christian college where friends and mature Christians could help me grow in knowing Him more.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

As He told me that I shouldn’t marry yet even though that is what I wanted at the time.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who opened a door I never thought possible to minister in a country I always dreamed of visiting.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who guided me to a job that He knew would help take care of me when life fell apart.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who was with me as I sought help for my physical ailments that I didn’t know were caused from trauma.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who was with me and my fear of seeking out help for the first time from a counselor.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who helped me remember what I had endured so I could get the help needed.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who saw me through numerous hospital stays to keep myself safe.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who was with me as I confronted one of my abusers as he denied what he did to me.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who was with me as I was told I could no longer come to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who picked up my broken heart as I spent holidays alone.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who let me fall by trying to get better on my own and then lovingly picked me up.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who never left me on the hard days I felt I couldn’t go on.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who saw me through the years I felt isolated and alone.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who kept me alive even when I did my best not to be.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who got me through numerous surgeries and recoveries.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who helped me recover from a pulmonary embolism with no lasting effects.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who showed me that others do care when I had determined no one really did.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who continued to woo me to Him even as I had a hard time seeing Him as a Father.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To a Father who gently showed me He was safe and was patient as I tested to see it for myself.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To a Father who showed me how much He loves me and was patient in my difficulty accepting it.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who provided for me when I was scared there wouldn’t be finances available.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who is with me as I grieve what will never be for me here on earth.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who had plans from the beginning to bring me out of the darkness to here and now to begin to see good things.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who opened up new opportunities for me to minister.

His lovingkindness is everlasting.

To Him who always knew that He could take what evil I endured and use it for good.

His lovingkindness will always be everlasting.

“Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:26 NASB

© 2020 Susan M. Clabaugh. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment on “Give Thanks to the Lord

  1. Thank you Susan for this post. You are such a help to me. I need more help though. I’m trying to figure how to politely tell my family I don’t want any gifts this year and that I don’t plan on buying any. My family and I in the past just did stocking stuffers but because of the pandemic, I doubt if we’ll even see each other. I would appreciate any suggestions you can come up with. Thank you. WinnieSent from my Sprint Phone.

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