Step Out in Faith
There was one thing that kept me from leaving an abusive relationship sooner than I did. Finances.
I could not afford to leave and my abuser knew that. Actually, my abuser did everything possible to make sure I could not afford to leave. That included tightly controlling how much money I had and what I was allowed to do with that money.
Money is the number one reason women do not leave an abusive relationship. They do not think they will be able to make it on their on and/or they do not have the money to leave.
I have a friend who left a bad relationship many years ago. She had two children, no job and no money.
But, she could not tolerate her husband’s drinking any longer.
Thankfully, she had her family to assist her as she got back on her feet and the courts awarded her the house she and her husband had bought together.
“It wasn’t easy,” she said. But, with God’s help she got through that time.
That meant working two jobs and on the side cleaning houses and selling Tupperware and ceramics.
Sometimes, we have to be willing to take that first step and to step out in faith.
We have to trust that God will meet us in that place and guide and direct us.
Psalm 34:3-7 says, “God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears. Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him. When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.”
I know it’s scary. I’ve been there, but sometimes we have to seek God, ask His help and step out in faith. He WILL meet us there.
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