God and Sexual Assault

God is a God of Peace

Resting in Him.

My counselor called last night to tell me he woke up with a fever. I had several immediate thoughts. Will he be okay? Does this mean no session tomorrow? How do I feel? Am I getting sick?

Probably very common feelings for right now with the virus going on. So, as I got ready to have my counseling session via Zoom today I started my day reading my devotion in “Jesus Calling”.

Today’s portion talked about God meeting all our needs and that our deepest and constant need is for peace.

Three verses were attached:

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17


All of the verses spoke to my heart. God is in control and will meet my needs. He will provide me the needed peace right now and every day that follows. Then, the final verse was a confirmation of my vision for recovery.

I need not worry about what is going to happen. It may not be what I had in my plans, but God knows and will provide the strength to get through. Granted I don’t want my counselor to get so sick he dies because I have a relationship with him that is safe to work through my trauma. I’m sure his family and other clients want him around too!

But only God knows our number of days here on earth. He provided me with a peace. In thinking about the virus, most people who get sick do get better.

Only the people tested are reported on the news and the medical community won’t test people unless they end up at the hospital and are seriously sick. Which means we don’t hear about all the thousands of people getting sick and getting better.

So, as we continue to face time alone in isolation and wait out this outbreak, rest in the fact that God is a God of peace and He is in control. Ask Him for that peace and He will provide it. Continue to take care of yourself as well. Take walks, sit outside, eat healthy and do things to keep your depression and anxiety at bay.

Today let’s come before the Father and ask for His peace and rest in His arms.

Father God,

We are in crazy times right now. You knew this would happen and you see the end of it. I trust in You and ask You to provide me with your peace that passes understanding. Now more than ever. Help my depression and anxiety to not get worse and provide people to check on me and remind me of Your love and peace. Continue to provide ways to meet with my counselor so I can further my healing. Thank you for the many blessings you provide us each day. Help my eyes to be open to them.

In Jesus Name,


© 2020 Susan M. Clabaugh. All Rights Reserved.



Susan is an author and speaker who loves to share her journey of God's redemption and encourage others as they look to God. As a former elemetary teacher with a passion for teaching, Susan also owns her own tutoring and consulting business where she empowers students and parents in reading. Susan lives in Lee's Summit, Missouri, with her adorable and grumpy Persian cat, Mia.

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