This piece was written by a friend of ours who has gone through abuse. It is awesome, powerful and yet so sad at the same time. She did not want her name mentioned, but you are free to share the post with others.
With you as my “shepherds” I LIVED in want. You made me to lie down exposed in musty old church storage closets. You led me through doors behind baptismal waters to exploit me in the dust beneath the stage on which you preached. You destroyed my soul. You coerced me down paths of YOUR unrighteousness for your own SELFISH sake.
Yea, I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death and I KNOW your deeds are nothing but EVIL, for these memories are ever with me. Your rod and your staff they crushed and confused me. Your threats…they silenced me.
I ate regularly at a table in the presence of my enemies, self-professing their “anointing” of authority and how their “cup runs over.” Surely LIGHT and TRUTH will haunt you all the days of your life, for darkness cannot dwell in the Eternal house of the LORD, the True Shepherd. Not EVER!