There is a war against women.
It’s as old as Adam in the garden blaming Eve for his own sin.
It’s as old as Aristotle, who believed women were “deformed men.”
It’s ancient but also very modern.
It’s a war that is local and global and real.
I know I might sound like a wierdo here, but as Chris Caine said recently, “The things we Christians believe are weird anyway, so why not believe all the weird things?”
Here’s what I believe: the devil knows the impact, influence, and inspiration women can be and have in this world. Therefore, he is doing whatever he can to stop us.
Did you know that one-in-every-four women is the victim of attempted or completed sexual assault? I’ve sat in rooms where I’ve wondered if it’s not closer to one in two women.
Did you know that every two minutes an American is sexually assaulted?
Did you know that 60 percent of sexual assaults go unreported and 97 perfect of rapists never go to jail? 97 percent!
Did you know that only one in 100,000 sex traffickers in Europe are ever convicted?
There is an absolute evil happening to women and girls all over the world.
But, here’s the other thing I believe: This war will be won.
We have a shame-remover, champion, and victor in Jesus.
Isaiah 54, says, “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated…For your Maker is your husband–the Lord Almighty is his name.”
No matter what has been done to us, in Christ our fear, shame, and humiliation are removed. They are replaced with His dignity, love, and courage.
Let’s join together in his name, under his banner, and fight like hell.
How can you fight?
-Pray for the victims of rape, assault, and trafficking all over the world. Pray for justice.
-Join The A21 compaign and find out how you can support victims of trafficking. You can even send care packages to them through A21.
-Share this post. Social Media Awareness makes a difference. Spread the word.
-If you need help, or if you could use guidance sorting out some confusion you may have about your own or someone else’s sexual assault, please call the National Sexual Assault hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.