Hope For The Abused (Poem)

Abused daughter, cowering in darkness
Bruised and battered by one stronger than you
This is not the end of the road
Ignore the voice whispering, “Why not just take your life?”

I do not mean to belittle your pain
I cannot even fathom the depth of your hurt
I cannot by words paper over the cracks in your soul
But Someone mightier than you and I can help

He is the Lord, the Almighty Creator
He brings parts together to make a whole
He can bind your bruises and stitch your cuts
He can mend your broken pieces and make you new

He will help you shed the tears that are trapped inside
He will chase out the gnawing fear your torment brought
He will break the endless cycle of recollections that keep your trauma raw
And he will cleanse away all shame and self-loathing from the brutality you endured

I pray you have the courage to come into the light
I pray you be strengthened by your Creator God
I pray you be saved from the one that hurt/s you
And I pray that you receive justice that forever ends the nightmare

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2020

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  • Amaugo Stephanie Chidinma

    Wow! This is a lovely poem, Ma. “Someone mightier than you and I can help” Very powerful words! I pray the Lord delivers those living with abuse physically, mentally or spiritually from their oppression so that they may walk in peace and enjoy a life full of blessings In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  • Augusta Enekunoh Etim

    Beautiful Poem, Ma, Good use of words “I pray you have the courage to come into the light”- very deep words!

  • Awforkansi Kamsi

    Love and light to all the victim of abuse.♥️♥️

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    This poem is lovely but this line caught my attention, “He will break the endless cycle of recollections that keep your trauma raw”. I know someone who is unable to move on from past traumas and I don’t know, how to help.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    To the abused, please don’t give up on life. God loves you. May God wipe away the feelings of Trauma from your life. May he bring Justice to your case.

    This poem is a wonderful one?

  • Chinecherem Stephens

    A message of healing, comfort and hope. I hope all abused gets the justice they deserve.

  • Eze Chioma Uzoamaka

    I can’t even begin to fathom the pain people that have been abused go through. The depression must seem unbearable and ending it all might seem like the best option for them, which is why suicide cases are still on the rise. I hope God locates all victims of abuse wherever they are before they get to the stage where they begin to question life and it’s futility. I hope God gives them more reasons and a purpose to live and keep thriving.

  • Emelife Assumpta M

    I felt emotional while reading the poem. The trauma and sorrow the abused go through is heartbreaking. I pray they find solace in the Lord because it is not easy. I hope this poem will give them hope, healing and justice they have always wanted.

    • Ogbozor Chiamaka Zillah

      Hope is not lost, let the abused arise and shine for the latter days will be better than the former. All that is needed is to abide in the words of God for we know that our Redeemer liveth, definitely a shout of joy and victory will be heard.

  • Nwalutum Chisom Doreen

    “Come unto me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest,” says the Scriptures. No matter what we’ve been through, no matter the condition, no matter the colour, hope is not lost. Jesus saves, Jesus comforts and consoles better. Don’t not fall back, look up to Jesus. Society may not give justice but Jesus is the King of justice and peace.

  • Anokwuru Catherine Ihuoma

    I pray for everyone that has gone through or is currently going through one form of abuse or the other. Jesus says in his word to cast all your cares and burdens on him for he cares for you. I pray you find healing, hope and peace in Christ.

  • Ude Awelle

    I pray for everyone being abused that they’re able to get help and let it out. I pray they find comfort in the Lord’s embrace. Love and light ♥️

  • Adebanjo Adenike Rebecca

    The run-on-line poem is to give hope to the abused sexually, to keep hope and strength on God. The pacifier of struggle and heart wrecking circumstances.

  • Chikwesiri Uka

    Amen, That was very beautiful and encouraging

  • Obiosa Oluchukwu Reward

    reading this poem I can only think of a verse in the Bible that says Come upon me all ye that labor and of heavy load for I will give you rest.
    Thank you ma for this wonderful piece.

  • Chukwukanne chinecherem winner

    Beautiful poem ma. I felt emotional while reading this and remember the story of rape in my country, Nigeria, and how justice has been neglected. But as I read, I remember that God can do all things and he will always fight and vindicate his people and save them from everything they are passing through.

  • Abiayi Ifeonuchukwu

    This poem is very encouraging and the part whereyou said; ” I know someone mightier than you and I that can help…”really struck me. Most times we feel God is as incapable as humans but He’s more than capable to help us heal.
    God bless you ma’am

  • Ajah Ugochi Agnes

    Amen. This is a poem that gives hope to the hopeless. We can lean on Jesus for he is our rock.”But Someone mightier than you and I can help” Indeed our help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. From him alone does our help come.
    Thanks, ma!

  • Kelly Anwulika Bernice

    This poem is really for me, I pray that the one mightier than I help me out of this pain and heal my heart.

  • Ndukwe Akwara

    I’m short of words but these post (poem) really touch my heart

  • Igwe Chioma Esther

    To the abused, life’s not over for you. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone, you are loved.

  • The poem has healed my soul in many ways, I have been hurt by many I called my friends.

  • Sambo Deborah Friday

    This poem is a sure hope for the abused, especially those who have been abused mentally, emotionally, spiritually, e.t.c.
    Relying on God is the only way to obtain hope and freedom.

  • Ezeh Loveth chinemerem

    This poem is really lovely. giving up on your life is not the best thing we should always confide in God

  • Oruma Nneoma Goodnews

    Abuse! Being abused is one thing and being able to come out and say it is another thing but Someone mightier than you and I can help as Aunty Edith says.God can help.His grace is enough.Amen

  • Ezeobi Chisom

    Amen to all the prayers….
    Thanks a lot ma for this poem

  • Udegbulam Favour Oluchi

    I love the poem, there’s Hope for the abused


    The lord is the master to any problem amd nothing is beyond his capabilities.

  • This poem is a soul and burden lifter thank you so much ma.

  • Lovely poem, for the abused ones please read this poem and understand that God’s love is unlimited and his mercy endures for ever. Cheer up and move on for a better future.

  • Chilaka Vivian

    This poem brings light to the dark corners of an abused child. A light of hope in Christ Jesus where the old abused person is blotted and a new hope to live is given.

  • Chibuife Isaac Chukwuebuka

    Inspirational poem. I pray we all find one who is mightier than us heal our pains and our hearts and cause all to smile again, Amen. Thank you ma for these soothing words that is pleasant to the ears.

  • Obiora Miracle onyinyechi

    Comfort and love to all victims of abuse.

  • Ntiwunka Chiamaka

    Those people that have been abused need assurance that they are in a safe place and that the society would not judge and question them, the abused should open up and speak so that justice would be served.

  • Okeke Obinna Clinton

    My sincere prayer for all the victims. May God give them the heart and grace to bear every trauma that comes from these abuses.

  • Chinenye Enwerem

    Dear God, heal the pain in the heart of every abused persons. Give them the strength to have faith in you and trust that you can take away their pains.

  • Emmanuel Eze

    There is hope for the downtrodden… Thanks for this ma’m

  • Ibeh Lorretta Chiamaka

    What a wonderful poem, I pray God heals us from the pains and sorrows of this world

  • I pray the Lord will rescue those abused whether emotionally or otherwise and that they should not give up on life.

  • Eze Nelson Emeka

    God is our helper and our last hope even when everything seems upside down. We should pray and have faith and he will answer us.

  • The mighty one has power to heal the broken heart, restore peace and above all he also helps us to see meaningful things out of everything.

  • Ekechukwu Francisca

    This is a really a heart healing piece. God bless you Ma for this

  • Nwoke uchenna

    A message of healing, comfort and hope. I hope all abused gets the justice they deserve.

  • Chukwumalume Ozioma

    Victims of abuse endure more than we know. This poem helps them know that they can find hope, consolation and love in God.

    • Nnaji Esther uchechukwu

      This poem was like as if it was for me in particular because since week I have been depressed ? this poem have indeed restore hope I even have to read it twice and screenshot it is really inspiring.is really a message for everyone going through one challenge of life or the other

  • Asogwa Christian Tochukwu

    This poem is captivating and specially written for those who have been affected by abuse of any kind. It will help those who have suffered abuse to understand themselves in a deeper way. It will help them to identify roots to problems they have not been able to solve in their life.

  • Asogwa Christian Tochukwu

    This poem is captivating and specially written for those who have been affected by abuse of any kind.It will help those who have suffered abuse to understand themselves in a deeper way.It will help them to identify roots to problems they have not been able to solve in their life.

  • Suicide is never an option, this poem gave me comfort and hope. The mighty one is God, the comforter. God bless you Ma.

  • Ibrahim Mariam

    Our God is awesome indeed he will never run away from us in time of needs he is always right with us anytime, anywhere.

  • Nweze Mary Chioma

    This poem truly inspires one. It’s not so easy but the abused can overcome the feeling of guilt and self-condemnation. There is indeed one mightier than us. He will help heal our wounds.

  • Nweze Mary Chioma

    This poem really touches things ma. The trauma that comes with abuse can be quite a lot to deal with but there’s one mightier than we are and He’ll always come through for those who lean and rely on Him. Thank you so much ma. May the abused find help and healing in the Lord!

  • Obiogwu Onyinye

    This poem speaks peace, hope and comfort. Thank you for this wonderful piece, I hope people who are victims come across this and receive healing and light.
    God is the way!

  • John Adoyi

    This is a poem for all.
    Everyone going through one form of abuse really need this.
    Hope is only lost when you give up.

  • Okafor Agatha Ifeoma

    God comforts us in time of sorrow

  • Chukwuemeka uchechukwu pepertua

    It takes constant prayers and reflection in the word of God to overcome depression that is caused by abused.thank you ma for the poem

  • Phillips faith

    Nice one

    Our God is indeed an awesome and a gracious God. He is always there in any situation and our time of needs. He heals the broken hearts and wipes away our tears. No hope is lost. All that is needed is to abide by the words of our heavenly father cause we know that at the end, joy and victory cometh.

  • Akpan Sarah Precious

    Well done ma. This poem is full of hope and love
    To the abused, there’s hope for you someone mightier is always there to help just come to Him.

  • Onoh Chinenye

    Suicide is never an option!
    This poem speaks hope for every fading soul, come and find your comfort in the one who alone knows how to give so much of it. It tugs at one’s emotions, the powerful way you had versed it all. You have saved so many souls already and you might not even be aware. Congrats, ma!

  • Nwokedi Fortune Odinakachi

    Help, peace and hope! To everyone going through distress, there’s someone willing to help, and there’s hope! God bless.

  • Mecha Favour

    The Lord will wipe our tears and stitch our cuts no matter the pain we are facing. We just have to allow him him to do what he does.

  • Njepuome Nmesoma .O.

    A message of hope and comfort.
    There is always light at the end of every tunnel.
    Thank you for sharing ma.

  • Amalu precious

    Amen?❤️. There are so many pains in our hearts that we can only share with God for true healing comes from him alone

  • Ugwu Doris chinenye.

    Always trust in the Lord his our shield and comforter. Only in the Lord peace is free and joy is obtainable

  • Eze Goodness Mmesoma

    Your article is one that everyone has to read especially those in pain , frustrated in life thinking that there world has come to an end ,they have hope for that man in heaven will never forget them.

  • Chisom Efobi

    I can’t grasp the way people abused can cope with the stigma, I can only but imagine.
    But there’s still hope God hasn’t forgotten you, suicide can never and will never be the way out.
    All I pray is that God heals them Amen.

  • Chukwuma Ifeanyi Williams

    This poem consoles the abused, offeres hope and shows that there is a better place in God.

  • Dennis Lovelyn Chisom

    Only God is the faithful judge and He alone will save those that are abused.

  • Akpom Chinazor Kamdilichukwu

    To all those abused out there, stay strong and don’t give up.

  • Makwe Covenant Nkiruka

    I pray for the broken and wounded at heart, that their heart be healed and the scars patched up.

  • Ikeh Christiana Chinenye

    May the good Lord come to the aid of the abused and be their comforter

  • Williams Blessing Ngozi

    People go through a lot of abuse nowadays ranging from domestic, physical, emotional and so many other forms of abuse. I pray God grant them absolute peace and comfort.
    God bless you, ma .

  • Sochi

    This is really an emotional poem.May God save anyone passing through any form abuse of abuse,from the voice suggesting suicide as an option.Its hard but with the grace of God, everything will be ok and their broken heart will become brand new

  • Victoria Chigere

    Never give up and trust in God always, he’s your comforter

  • Charles Flourish Iheoma

    My heart goes out to those who have been abused not just sexually, but emotionally and physically. God alone knows the extent of your pain, but isolating yourself is not the answer, there is a God who cares.

  • Boton Chiamaka Maryann

    This poem is really a pain relief,I pray that God takes away all the pains in our heart and comfort us.

  • Zita Ezechi

    Only God can make you whole again!
    Hold unto Him tightly and He will never fail you

  • Nwawulu Arinze

    To the abused, please don’t give up on life. God loves you. May God wipe away the feelings of Trauma from your life and the tears of hurt from your face .May he bring Justice to your case.

    This poem is a wonderful one

  • Aroh Anthonia Ifeoma

    “He will cleanse away all shame and self loathing you endured from the brutality.” This line really got to me because really, we can’t imagine the kind of pains people go through.
    The poem is a very nice one ma, thank you.

  • Odumuko Oluchukwu Victoria

    A beautiful poem. May God grant every abused person the courage to come into the light.

  • Chinweuba Blessing Oluchi

    This poem should be rendered as a spoken words poetry. This is the trauma that the abused deal with,but the higher being is always there to lighten our darken past


    There’s healing in this poem
    Joy comes in the morning when. The Lord heals all broken hearts.

  • Ibaro Harrison Chidalu

    This poem rekindles hope! The future is bright.
    Much thanks ma’am!

  • Manifest Eja

    Thank you so much ma for this beautiful poem of hope.
    I pray everyone going through one form of abuse or the other gets redemption.

  • Duru Gift Onyinyechi

    Wonderful peom ma. I believe God is ever ready to help the helpless. There is hope for the abused indeed.

  • Victor Izuchukwu

    Beautiful poem love to the victims.

  • Nwafor Cynthia Chinenyenwa

    Everybody has their own fair share of struggles but should never give up. God is extending a hand of help for you to hold on to and let go of the pains in your heart.

  • Odey-Oko Victor

    I pray God wipes away the troubles we have been facing. It isn’t easy at all.

  • Onwudiwe rita oluebube

    I for one am a victim of sexual abuse and it hurt most cause these people were my loved ones. I learnt to forgive but it was hard. Thank you ma for sharing.

  • Okpechi Amarachi

    The lord gives total consolation,hope for the hopeless and comfort to the distressed.

  • Ossai Joy Adanne

    Lovely poem aunt Edith. The devil comes in different ways to push you into his darkness but with the lord you can come into light, embrace him and heal your heart.

  • Okwa Ihuoma Jessica

    I concur ma. Than wasting away in depression, there is someone that sees and understands and is ready to help you through the pain in all love. Just come to him

  • Enemuwe John Paul

    God the comforter of the weak shall and will always bring healing to the abused.

  • There is hope for you. Christ Jesus is the hope of the hopeless. The Almighty God is beckoning on us to come closer to Him. He says in the scriptures “come unto me o you that labour and is heavy laden, I will give you rest”. Only look up to the author and finisher of our faith and all will be well with you.

  • Iyorakpo Dorathy

    Very true and impactful words ma’am. Dealing with abuse is not easy for anybody atall I pray God heals them.

  • Maureen

    I pray that the Lord Jesus who is mightier than all, heals and consoles all those going through abuses of any kind . Amen

  • Olusola Esther

    Nice post Ma’am ?
    This is a reassurance that all will be well.

  • Eze Chinalurumogu Success

    Just what an abused or depressed person needs. I have a question though. Don’t you think an abused person needs more physical engagements than spiritual considering that they cannot suddenly get to know about Christ on their own? Someone has to talk to them. They need someone to talk to you.

    • Some abused people already know the Lord, you know. Tragedy does not only visit the in saved. People need both spiritual and physical help but the spiritual can be more powerful because it connects the person in need to God who can touch them where people cannot reach.

  • Elijah Akuma

    Hmm, it is only God that understand the weight of the pain in the hearts of the victims of abuse. May they receive the strength to stand and regain their self esteem.

  • Dick-Unegbu Jennifer

    A condition can never be permanent, when God is by your side. Believe and you will see.

  • Nnochiri Chinecherem Nnabuike

    All hope is not lost. A lot of lives has been damaged because of some kind of abuse, either sexually, physical or emotionally. Some seek justice but they were denied. I pray that God will listen to their cries. Amen

  • Nice words there ma’am…. This is an assurance that God got our back always.

  • Uchegbu Ogechi Elizabeth

    I pray for those who have been abused mentally, emotionally or physically.. please trust in God, he is the one that will fight your battle.

  • Igboka chidimma

    So emotional I must say,I hope all the abused get healing and not give up on God.

  • Nweze Somto Maryann

    All hope is not lost, we carry so many pain in our hearts and its only God that can heal us. We should always have faith in him because only him knows our problem and he is the solution to them.

  • Ugwu Somtochukwu

    Amen! Many times, we only feel truly relieved when we talk to our Heavenly Father about all we face. This is quite inspiring. Thank you Ma.

  • Nwikwu chidera judith

    Being abused and being able to come out and say it is another thing. But the God we serve will surely fight fou their cause, amen.

  • Okochi Chinonso

    This is a really amazing poem with deep words. May God help every abused out there

  • Agbedo Ebubechukwu

    We look up to God in this trying times because what can we do?! No matter how hard we try there are still going to be monsters out there waiting for who to devour.. May God help us! To those who have been victims of abuse, please stay strong and hold onto the Lord.

  • Ojobo somtochukwu praise

    Abused people go through a lot but there is hope, hope from God who knows all and gives hope to the hopeless. Thank you ma for this.

  • Nkan David

    As stated in the poem, there’s one stronger and mightier than us who is the Almighty God…He gives hope to the hopeless, and can take away any form or abuse or depression one undergoes….The abused should cheer up, knowing there’s a supreme being, and ignore voice compelling her of suicide…

  • Onyebuagu Onyinye Eleanor

    With God you can heal from every pain

  • Nwofor Gift Chinenye

    I can only imagine the pain and trauma such people go through
    It is only by God’s grace that they can overcome those pains
    There is hope in Jesus name

  • Ama Mitchelle Chisom

    The lord heals the broken hearted and takes care of all the pain and makes us new and whole.

  • Jennifer chisom

    But Someone mightier than you and I can help.
    This part triggered me positively.
    Once you are with the supreme God then there is no impossibility. He heals any unhealable and never will he fail. Take solace in him and all your problems are solved.

  • Onuzulike Chukwuebuka Prosper

    This is a nice poem, Ma. To the abused, no matter how difficult life is always remember there is hope. I pray that God will listen to their cries and grant them justice. Amen

  • Anayo ijeoma

    Victims of abuse should know that it’s not the end of the road for them .when others bad mouth and turn their backs on you why not turn to God instead he is greater and mightier and the only help you need but
    apart from physical therapy.

  • Onuzulike Chukwuebuka Prosper

    This is a nice poem, Ma. To the abused, no matter how difficult life is, always remember there is hope. I pray that God will listen to their cries and grant them justice, Amen

  • This poem is an anti-depressant, a comforting one at that, which passes a message that Christ is our only comforter.

  • Victor-sunday Daniel

    Abuse leaves an injury in the emotional, physical, psychological and social life of the victim which may last for a lifetime, I pray that God gives the victims the fortitude to heal,let go and move on with their lives.

  • Pearl Azuoma

    As comforting as this is, I can only imagine the pain abused people face not pain from the act of cruelty but trauma after they’ve been abused. I hope they all find comfort and solace in the Lord while the perpetrators of abuse live in hell all thier lives.

  • Life are faced with a lot of challenges that sometimes suggestion suicide as a solution to curb the problem. But our assurance and hope is that no matter how shattered and battered our life is God is able to fix it back.

  • This is very nice. Words of comfort is necessary for human.
    No matter the situation one is, the God sees you and will help you through


    deep, resonating and intense poem. a great message indeed

  • Nnaji Ozioma Faith

    To those who have been abused mentally, physically or emotionally don’t loose hope, suicide isn’t even the answer to your situation. Embrace the Almighty and watch him work out things for your own good.

  • Abuse is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. It is not easy to heal but with God all things are possible, he is a true companion

  • Bassey Katherine akpan

    Suicide is not the best option dear victims, may the good Lord help you to overcome the trauma.

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