Hidden Wounds

Not that I intend to be crude, but an old wound snuck up and bit me on the butt today. The affects of traumatic events leave wounds that can hide for years. It’s been 15 years since I learned my husband was sexually abusing my daughter (his step-daughter). I thought I had dealt with all the fallout, but recent events have proved otherwise. The issue at hand—trust.

The events of 15 years ago have severely compromised my ability to trust people. Not only that, but they also infected my relationship with God. While I can function in the world with a level of distrust, I most definitely do not want my relationship with God tainted by anything. I praise God he has allowed his light to shine on this hidden wound so I can let it heal completely and continue to grow in my knowledge of him.

What about you? Are there areas in your life into which you have not allowed God? Together, let’s pray. “God, I open my heart to you. Shine your light on my hidden wounds one at time. Bring your healing and make me whole. In Jesus’ name, amen.” ©2009 Debra L. Butterfield

Mark your calendars! Dec 16 and 17 Don McCauley of The Christian Author’s Show interviews me about my book Help! My Husband Has Sexually Abused Our Daughter. To listen, visit http://www.thechristianauthorsshow.com/


  1. I'll do my best to listen in, Deb.


  2. Thanks, Jean. Hope you enjoy it.