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“He will rescue the poor when they cry to Him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the week and the needy, and He will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him.”

—Psalm 72 12:14

In these uncertain times, I want to share a reminder that our God is bigger than you think. ?

Nine years ago I traveled to Chicago and stayed the week at the headquarters of what I now know was religious cult. During that stay I was asked by the cult leader to make my stay permanent.

He promised many wonderful things. He promised me safety and security. I was told “this is a place of healing.” Despite the I giving offer, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something felt “off”. I wouldn’t discover until years later that this so-called place if “healing” was anything but.

The details of how I eventually found my way back home are part of a long story, so I’ll cut to the clear and simple reason:

My. God. Rescued. Me ?

Yes, He rescued me from that dark place! The most amazing part? I didn’t even know I need rescuing! He wasn’t waiting for me to pray the perfect prayer before He acted; He ran after me and plucked away from that place of deceit before I even knew I was in danger.

He is our Rescuer!

He is our Defender!

He is our Advocate!

THAT, my friends, is a God you can trust. ?



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About the Author

Emily Elizabeth Anderson is a Christian blogger and rising activist for people who have experienced abuse within a Christian environment.

After growing up in a fundamentalist cult for 23 years and experiencing childhood domestic violence, Emily began her journey to recovery in 2015 and eventually found Jesus to be her ultimate healer. She soon turned her passion for writing into a blog and her story has since been featured on several media outlets including NPR.

She married her best friend, Joshua, in 2020 and together they are passionate about educating on the realities of trauma survival and recovery, as well as supporting survivors they meet through their online community.

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