When #Angels Visit #SexualAbuse #Victims

“It’s just your imagination.” … “It’s demonic activity.” … “You’re just making it up.” … These are some of the responses you will potentially hear from religious people, if you have been visited by angels in a place of trauma and pain, and have shared it.

Not all of us have the experience of angels showing up in ways that we see, experience or recognize them cognitively. But some do. Since July of this year I have heard personal testimonies from several young women–women who did not know each other–who have had angelic encounters. One, when she shared it with someone from church, was told it was demonic activity. The other, when she shared it, received affirmation.

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The comfort angels have brought to victims of abuse, in their times of struggle and pain, is a beautiful thing. (I’ve started to pray for angels to visit people in their sleep, in their waking hours and in any time of struggle.) To call it demonic is tragic at best. The Bible tells plenty of stories of angels visiting people, and Jesus speaks to angelic presence particularly in the area of childhood abuse. For someone religious to try and rob a child (or young man/woman) of the beauty of this encounter makes no sense, and has no biblical grounds.

My encouragement to you, if you have been visited by an angel, is to thank God for His comfort, and for creating ‘ministering spirits’ as Hebrews 1 calls them, to watch over you. And Matthew 18:10 says that the angels of a wounded child ‘do always behold the face of God’. This could mean a few different things, and I do not pretend to fully grasp it. But I know that God is light, and all that is in His presences is made light, so angels who are always in God’s presence and face, will bring light into darkness, hope into hopelessness and the love and comfort of God to wounded children.

Hold onto the God of that comfort, and never let anyone take the memory of that encounter from you. And may angels carry you and minister to your spirit as you heal and find hope.

~ T ~

© Trudy Metzger

In Every Dark Place…

In every dark place, there is a Light. In every tragedy, Hope. In every trial, Victory… If only you will reach out to the One who redeems all things. Jesus.

This Light is, at times, hard to see. The hope, often, lies hidden behind the darkest of feelings, waiting for enough light to shine so it can burst through, like those first flowers in spring, fighting through the cold earth and snow, to offer a promise of new life ahead. And the victory is not always a glorious jump into the air, cheering loudly. Sometimes that victory is a mere cry for deeper faith to see the Light in that very dark place.

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Never give up. Jesus said He will always be with you–‘For lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world‘, reiterating what the Father said when He promised never to leave you or forsake you. When you have lost the courage to believe in any other thing, this one truth will simply exist, whether you believe it or not; you are never alone. And when you are too weak to believe it, I will believe for you.

Jesus. He is our Light, our Hope and our Victory!


~ T ~

© Trudy Metzger

Holy Essential Oil

The darkness grows darker… the Light grows brighter… almost glaring.
But the blind see neither darkness nor light; their eyes are closed. And the ‘essential oil’ that heals, restoring sight, stands at their finger tips, but they refuse to stretch out their hands,
afraid of what they will have to face, if ever once their eyes see.


John 3:19 (NKJV)
19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

The blind stumble, not willing to see, not willing to know that it is only then, with perfect vision, all our sins laid before us, before Jesus, that darkness scatters. Only then can we truly see Jesus, and the price He paid for those sins, and all else is lost behind the wonder of His Love and Grace.

John 3:17 (NKJV)
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

All this love is for you and for me, because of God’s great compassion for us. God Himself, stepped into our planet in physical for, through the body of Jesus Christ, to dwell among us. Jesus… Emmanuel; God with us. Do you understand what that means? God, Himself, walked with the disciples. God, Himself, wept for those who ‘didn’t get it’. God, Himself, touched the leper… said ‘Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more’ to the woman in adultery. God, Himself, spoke to the Samaritan woman who had already had 5 husbands and was now with one who was not her husband. And God, Himself, walked that path to the cross. The soul of Jesus felt every agony and grief. The Spirit of God, contained in that body, strengthened Him. And the physical body–the shell we all get in the here and now–suffered, just as our body suffers. And the Holy Spirit–that Holy essential healing oil–was not unleashed on God’s people until after the death of Christ, because the Spirit was contained in the body of Jesus Christ,. And the very Spirit who dwelt in Christ, dwells in believers today. That is dynamite!

John 7:38-39 (NKJV)
38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” 39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing[a] in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

All of this, pulled together, means this: We are sinful creatures. But we don’t need to be afraid of God; He loves us, and came to save us, not to condemn. We can lay all our sins before Him, in repentance, knowing He has already forgiven, and it is in us receiving what Jesus did on the cross, that we apply that forgiveness, and we are set free. Tragically, the condemnation of many religious people has communicated to the world a very angry, ruthless God. But God, who would have every right to condemn because of His holiness, did not come to the world to condemn; He came to save us and restore all things to Himself. All for Love. This means we can trust God, just as we can trust Jesus, if only we will let the Light of Truth–God’s truth, directly from His Word–shine into our hearts and minds, without the manipulations of people who have an agenda.


John 3:16-19 (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Today I choose Jesus; I choose Light, and I choose that healing oil. He stands between me, and my sins. Sins I laid bare before Him, and before the world, nothing hidden. And as I did, the Light shone so brightly, that I could see only the Him, my sins having vanished… their power lost in that pure light.

Choose Light. He has more than enough Love to cover your sins.


~ T ~

© Trudy Metzger

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