I'll admit it. Reading through stories of abuse and trauma are never something that I enjoy. In fact, I cringe just a little bit more each time. But today, I can find 1 out of 4 people who would cringe with me because they, too, share a similar story. They, too, have memories that haunt them. They, too, are longing for relief, restoration and redemption.
Regardless of your history, this generation is still backed into the corner with their morals failing them. We are all surrounded with a sexually immersed, drug intaking, deceit believing culture trying to coerce us to join the party. But for the remnant of us who are desperately trying to walk with Jesus, we need hope. A hope that ensures us that we can actually live it out. Shelley agrees as she says, "I am convinced that this generation needs more faith for personal holiness than for the miraculous demonstration of God's power." (page 104)
Is that not the truth? Is this not the greatest need of our generation? Shelley Hundley uses her book, A Cry for Justice, to speak a hope-filled message from the Lord to this generation. One that we desperately need. And one that proclaims both the healing of our past and the grace to walk with Jesus in our future. Her book gives us new lens which to see Jesus through. New perspective that invokes new and necessary Truth.
Thankfully, "the Holy Spirit is being released as a mighty champion within us, winning us for Jesus." (page108) It is here, in the glorious work of the Holy Spirit, that our victory is secured and our future spoken over with a delightful Truth.
"What is my family history? Love. What is my background? Love. What is my destination? Love. The enemy's version of my existence was that I was abused, depressed, and headed nowhere." (page 78) Oh the beauty of a past redeemed when the Truth is revealed!