By Vonette Bright
Â â€œSo do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.â€? Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Victoria Johnson was only eight years old when she was repeatedly abused by her own father.
She represents just one of the 39 million here in the U.S. whoâ€™ve survived sexual abuse.
In high school Victoria joined the chorus, where God placed a friend in her life.Â The girlâ€™s father pastored a local church.Â One Sunday he invited the school choir to sing.Â And this was the moment Victoriaâ€™s life began to change!Â Godâ€™s word was a soothing touch to her troubled heart.Â That day she prayed and invited Christ into her life.Â This was her first step to becoming more than a survivor!Â Victoria was transformed!Â Old things passed awayâ€”all things becoming new!
Godâ€™s Word says, â€œFor I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, â€œDo not fear; I will help you.â€?Â
Victoria Johnson is the founder of PICI, Protecting Innocent Children, Inc., a nonprofit ministry to sexually abused children and their families: www.protectinginnocentchildren.org
And also the author of Children and Sexual Abuse.Â
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