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If I Hold My Peace — 6 Comments

  1. Omg, as soon as I read this, I couldn’t stop my tears and continue to cry as I read it to the end. Thank you so much Sherry.

  2. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have been through the same type of abuse and would be provoked into responding like the devil and then have to go back and say I’m sorry, even through I always felt what was said to me caused the whole thing.  But God would say don’t worry about them, you just worry about yourself and what you’ve done wrong.  I am still working on my tongue but am closer than ever and your articles have helped me sooooooooo much. You wrote one a while back saying “don’t respond like the devil” and I pray every morning that I will not respond like the devil today! One reason we get in this rut is thinking we have a right to respond like this and others confirm those feelings,so we feel justified, but the Bible says life and death is in the power of the tongue and I want life and am thankful for someone who will tell it like it is and not worry about the criticism. It witnesses to my spirit and I pray to some day be as close to God as you are.

  3. I think the Holy Spirit will treat each case according to merits. You listen- were instructed and you obeyed. I would be wise to seek counsel each time and not work on your formula.

  4. I can see someone reading this and thinking, I just stood up to my abusive SO/parent/whatever. I have sinned. I need to endure whatever abuses that person does to me. I cannot defend myself. I cannot ask for help. Hopefully no one going through abuse reads that and thinks, “God wants me to suffer. He wants me to be treated like dirt. If I stand up for myself, He will punish me. I must deserve this.”

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