Many of you may have seen a video created by British make-up artist Lauren Luke called “How to Look Your Best the Morning After”. Here is the link.
Ms. Luke made this video in partnership with the UK’s Refuge hotline, and their “Don’t Cover It Up” campaign. In a lighthearted way, the video points out that many abused women try to cover up bruises created by their abusers. The video takes less than 2 minutes to watch. I invite you to view it.
Why do we do cover up our bruises? Did we create them? Did we punch ourselves in the eye, or slam our heads into the wall? Why should we be ashamed?
Abused women have nothing to be ashamed of. Let their abusers bear the shame of their own actions.
I realize it isn’t always shame that makes a woman cover up her bruises, and the fact she is being abused. I covered up my abuse because I was trying desperately to hold my marriage together. Also, I was afraid. I knew if I told anyone what my husband was doing, and he found out about it, his abuse of me would get even worse.
If you are tired of hiding behind makeup, or hiding behind lies, I invite you to go to my Get Help page. There you will find websites, phone numbers and books to get you on your road to freedom.
Remember you are the daughter of the God of the universe. He sent His one and only Son from the beauty of heaven to die an awful death so that you could live with Him forever (John 3:16).
You can agree with King David who wrote in Psalm 31:14 – 18:
But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your unfailing love.
Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
and be silent in the realm of the dead.
Let their lying lips be silenced,
for with pride and contempt
they speak arrogantly against the righteous.
May the Lord bless all of you today.