We don’t know why God allows tragedies to enter our lives, but we do know that God hurts deeply with us and loves us more than we’ll ever know. He comforts us and gives us the strength to work through our pain.
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them (Psalm 10:17)
Let Your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant (Psalm 119:76)
God hates all violence, and he hates those who love violence. They will surely be severely judged. Tamar in the Bible was raped by her half brother. He got a death sentence hanging on his head right from that time, and it was executed.
The Lord examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence (Psalm 11:5).
Rape is a violent act against an innocent victim (most times).
Whichever way, there is no excuse for such a terrible crime. God compares rape to murder (Deuteronomy 22:25-26). It is important, however, that you don’t fan the flames of lust by wearing provocative clothing or sending provocative signals.
If we fill our hearts and minds with God and His good things, we will empty our hearts and minds of anger, hatred, and plotting violence.
Forgiveness is still key. Christ forgave those who crucified him. There is nothing harder- or more healing- than forgiving someone who has greatly wronged you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, we lift up rape victims to you. Please, heal their wounds, soothe their pain. Minister Your comfort to their hearts. Help them to walk into the glorious future you have planned for them by Your grace, in Jesus’ name! (Amen).