Hollywood Prayer Network On Domestic Violence

Day 3 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

The Lord Hates Those Who Love Violence


“Domestic violence is any behavior involving physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse. It is any form of aggression intended to hurt, damage, or kill an intimate person.” Asa Don Brown


PRAY:    LORD, please examine my heart and my spirit as I endure persecution and abuse. I want to stay IN You, through ALL situations and in ALL circumstances. Your Word says You hate with a passion those who love violence. I also hate the wicked, evilness, and abusive actions and deeds the person who commits violence does. Please deliver me from evil, and bring me to the place where Your safety, peace, and protection abound. Thank You for Your love Jesus... I will trust in You and in Your mighty Name and glorious will. Amen

REFLECT:    Have you allowed the Lord to examine your heart? As a victim, you can only do so much, but you can pray for God's protection and admit when you do not agree with what the abuser is saying, even if you can't talk about it with them. Acknowledging your needs to God and to yourself will clarify your guilt or fear. We need the Lord to examine us, the righteous and the wicked, so that we see the truth in our own hearts and minds of not only who we are but how we ought to be treated. You have to protect yourself because it's not possible for a violent, hateful person to do that. What would it take for you to face the truth and then take action to stop any violence and hate in your home, or to walk away from it?  

ACT:    Examine your current living situation right now. You can even write on a piece of paper what's good and what's bad about your life, your marriage, and your home. If the bad side includes any abuse, sin, or evil, then it must stop now. Muster the strength to ask the Lord for wisdom and then reach out for help to change your situation. None of us deserves to be abused in any way, shape, or form. Ask God to show you the evil that's happening and the correct action to take or the way out - immediately!