My sister, you have a voice.

“Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” Exodus 4:12, NIV.

As a young girl, my mother had taught me never to let anyone touch me inappropriately. But for some reason, I was always too afraid to say anything. Growing up, I was the quiet one. Soft-spoken. My younger sister was the loud and outspoken one, and I envied her. She said what she felt, and her eyes alone told everyone, you better not mess with me. For me, it was as though I had a neon sign over my head that read, “Touch me.” It started with a touch from a cousin, then a touch from the old man next door, then a touch from a teenage boy, whose mom was a close friend of the family. Ugh. Why was I quiet? Why didn’t I stand up for myself? I was so paralyzed by fear. As I grew as a woman and became a mother myself, I realized that I do have a voice, and I have the power to say, No! Now, I’m not so quiet anymore, and with just a stare, I can completely dismantle someone. Thank God for teaching me who I am in Christ and helping me know my worth.

My sister, you are not alone.

You don’t have to allow yourself to be mistreated, violated, or abused by anyone. There is power in your voice. You have power given to you by God Himself. You can say no, you can set boundaries, and you can let someone know when they’ve crossed the line. Don’t let anyone make you feel like something is wrong with you for not letting them mistreat you. God made you special. Use the voice He’s given you. God will heal every hurtful memory. He will remove any pain you associate with words such as touch, intimacy, sex, and love. As you completely place your life in the Lord’s hands, He will free you from the inside. He will be glorified in your life.

Will you pray with me?

Father God, thank you that you care about me and my sister’s total healing and our freedom to speak. Help us forgive from the heart anyone who has hurt us. Help us to put our lives in your hands. Lord, help us see ourselves the way you see us. Teach us who we are in Christ and help us to know our worth. Be glorified in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalm 147:3; Jeremiah 33:3; Romans 12:2)

12 thoughts on “My sister, you have a voice.”

  1. This speaks to my heart. The part about forgiveness is so real. Because you forgive doesn’t say” it’s ok what you did to me”. Is says I’m not going to let what you did control my future. Is doesn’t free the person from dealing with what they’ve or more importantly it doesn’t excuse them from God’s judgment on the situation.

  2. I praise God for the power and authority he has given me, and teaching me how to use it and moving in the SPIRIT of God. Grace , Grace!!!!!

  3. Love this app. Especially today, you described me as a child, and an adult. We have so myh to be thankful for. Especially the Lord giving us the grace to grow and overcome the evils we suffered as children. Love and forgiveness will excel. Blessings and prayers sweet ladies.

  4. Why did I feel like you were speaking to me directly? All my life I have lived with fear, the fear of the unknown, fear of speaking up, talking back, defending myself. Sometime it was easy, other times it has been hard. I lived with fear of, “if I say this, how will they react” “If I express my opinion, they will get upset”. It’s this constant feeling of fear, which most of the time rather than say what I feel and refuse, I have compromised. I have allowed people, use me and abuse me to the point of believing something is wrong with me. To believe I am weak. I always felt as if there was something wrong with me, and allowed people to mistreat me. It has been painful, hurtful, and sometimes, I found myself begging to God, to help me. Going to bed with tears on my eyes was my only relief, I wanted to sleep because I knew that in my dreams things were better than reality. I have gotten better at expressing myself but some of the things I have experience in the past and have been horrific on involved some type pain I don’t want to face them again. When I encounter any of it, I come back to that place of fear from the first time it affected me mentally, physiologically and emotionally. I pray every day asking God to help me express my biggest fear, things I don’t want to do, to set boundaries and to say NO! This devotional was a confirmation, as I have been thinking how to speak about a touchy subject that has brought fear in me and it seem as if I will need to come face to it soon.

  5. Dear Author of DOTKDD,

    I can’t believe what I read this morning. Just this morning i woke up and i thought to myself “No one is hearing me. No one cares that I believe my daughter is being molested.” I felt like I hated God this morning. I felt like crumbling into my bed and never waking up. I felt like giving up trying to make enough money for lawyers to care, or calling the legal aid society’s that refuse to help me. But I can’t believe what I read on this devotional today. Please pray for me.I don’t know why God is speaking to me through you. I don’t know why I haven’t been able to get my duaghter safe.Its felt like everything and everyone is on the enemy’s team and not mine. I don’t know what more to do. I feel spiritually and emotion defeated.

  6. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah 🙌🏽. Thank You Lord for DELIVERING ME FROM ALL HURT, PAIN, BROKENNESS…. THANK YOU FIR GIVING ME A VOICE TO SPEAK. MY NO , MEANS NO!!! AND MY YES,MEANS YES!!!!! LORD,YOU SET ME FREE, I AM NO LONGER A VICTIM,🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 I AM VICTORIOUS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS WHO STRENGTHEN ME 🙌🏽 I FORGIVE EVERYBODY THAT HURT ME🙌🏽 IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS 🙌🏽 I REBUKE EVERY BAD SPIRIT THAT TRY TO ATTACH THEMSELVES TO ME🙌🏽 COVERED IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS 🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 NI WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER 🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 THIS US THE DAY OF LIBERATION 💯🙌🏽👏🏽💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 FREEING MYSELF, BY THE GRACE AND MERCY OF GOD🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 NO LONGER WILL I BE IN SILENCE 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 SPEAK THROUGH ME, JESUS 🙌🏽 I HEAR YOU🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH 🙌🏽 THANK YOU JESUS 🙌🏽 AMEN AND AMEN 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽 ❤️

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