It gives legitimacy to the suffering that victims of clergy abuse go through. It also reveals how important it is that church leaders and members are informed.
If you’ve suffered from clergy abuse, please get help. You don’t have to suffer alone.
Most importantly, know the Lord is with you and will never leave.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.