No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
It’s not nice to be bullied, nor is it nice to see someone else being mistreated. If you have ever been bullied, then you know what it feels like, and you probably remember the details quite clearly, because it is something that you don’t easily forget.
If you happen to find yourself unable to face your perpetrator, then take time to pray about it. Ask God to provide you with support. Look for trusted friends to speak with, keep yourself within safe boundaries, and give yourself the time to heal and come to complete recovery.
Remember, that you can also become a model for change, by acting on behalf of others, so that freedom can come to those who are being abused, and perpetrators can be brought to justice.
May you encourage individuals who are being abused to stand up against their abusers. Bring them into places of safety for their own protection. Come between them, and their abusers, to reinforce healthy boundaries and remove any spirits of abuse that seek to attack or hinder them.
Call their perpetrators into full accountability. Convict their abusers of their destructive patterns of behavior. Bring them into true repentance, and restrict their ways, until they acknowledge their sin, and seek your forgiveness. Offer them professional help, and as they repent and turn from their wicked ways, show them how to offer forgiveness and restitution to those they have harmed.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, Amen.