By Dianne E. Butts:
Kirk Martin was willing to do anything, and I mean anything—including make a pact with the devil himself—to get what he wanted. And that’s exactly what he did. Kirk told Satan if he would give him everything he wanted: make him a god to be worshiped, give him money, fame, and an ability to crush people, Kirk would serve Satan until the end of time. But when Kirk finally told his story, he revealed how he had been sexually abused when he was a boy then described how he came to find God after sexual abuse.
Within two days of making that promise to Satan, Kirk was offered a heavy metal recording contract. He could have had all he thought he wanted. But just before he signed it, Kirk had a strange encounter.
A man Kirk had never seen before sat down right next to him in an otherwise empty diner. Kirk got ugly with the man, but the man responded by telling Kirk about the sexual abuse Kirk had endured as a child, events Kirk had never told anyone. The man used the exact names of Kirk’s abusers! The man said God had sent him to tell Kirk that God loved him and God was not responsible for the actions of the young men who had molested him. The man said Jesus was waiting for Kirk to turn his face toward home. After the man left, Kirk got up and chased after him but the man was gone.
Soon after, Kirk says he encountered the spirit of God while sleeping in his rock band’s van. The Light that came to Kirk was so filled with love that Kirk couldn’t remember why he hated God so much.
Kirk never signed that music contract. Instead he found a church and began to grow in his understanding of God. A counselor urged Kirk to forgive those who had abused him. Kirk set out to track down his two abusers and he found them. He asked why they had abused him. They told him their own stories of being abused and of looking at pornography. But since that time, both of those boys, now men, had found God in Jesus Christ, too. The three of them sat down and talked about it and cried and prayed. And Kirk forgave. He says that’s how he got past it.
Kirk now has a wife and children and uses his music for God’s glory.
Jesus loves you, too. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what has happened to you. It was not God’s will for evil things to be done to you. Even if you’ve made a promise to the devil, you can break that promise right now and turn your face toward Jesus and home. Jesus will do everything for you that He did for Kirk, because He loves you just as much as He loves Kirk. You truly can find God after sexual abuse.
Copyright ©Dianne E. Butts ( www.delivermebook.blogspot.com). Dianne has over 275 articles and short fiction in more than fifty publications and eighteen books, including the book Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy.
Watch Kirk Martin tell his story here: