“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (King James Version)
I’m not sure how I found this verse as a child, but I clung to it. I read it often. I held onto the promise that the pain would not last forever. I knew God would take care of me. I just knew it.
I long for the day when there is no more abuse, no more tears, no more pain.