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How Singer Meghan Patrick Found Redemption After Abuse: God ‘Protecting Me’

Photo from Meghan Patrick’s Instagram

How Singer Meghan Patrick Found Redemption After Abuse: God ‘Protecting Me’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Canadian singer-songwriter Meghan Patrick shared her redemption story with “I Am Second.”

“When I was in my mid-twenties, I got into a very abusive relationship with my boyfriend at the time,” Patrick began. “It started as just emotional abuse and led to physical abuse.”

During that time, she realized how alone she felt.

“I remember one night I was in my room, and I hated myself and I hated where I was in my life,” she explained. “I thought, well, some people pray. So maybe I can try that. I had no idea what I was doing. You know, the only thing I knew about God or religion, or praying was just what I’d seen in movies.”

Even though Patrick had no idea how to pray, she continued to do it anyway.

She said, “I prayed to God, and I said, ‘God, maybe it’s too late for me. Maybe I’m not worth your love. Maybe I’m too far gone. But God, I just want to feel safe again. I want to get out of here. Just help me do that.’”

“I still had so many questions, and I didn’t really know what I was doing,” she continued. “But I did find a little bit of comfort in the idea that just maybe He was listening. Then maybe I could be okay.”

Later on, Patrick realized God had never left her.

“All this time, I thought my relationship with God started just when I acknowledged Him, she said. “But when I look back on my life, I can see so many times that He was there protecting me, and I didn’t know that’s what it was.”

Patrick said that when the police were called on her and her boyfriend, the officer asked her if she had ever been physically abused. Because her parents were with her, she lied to the police officer. But when she walked the officer outside, the officer told her, “It’s not going to stop until you do something about it, until you give him a reason to stop.”

“When that police officer spoke to me, I could see it in his eyes just how serious he was, and I could feel it in my gut,” Patrick said. “I knew that he was right. So, I walked into the police station the next day. I gave my statement, and he was arrested. That police officer, when I look back on that, I know that God sent him because that was such a turning point in my life.”

“Now, after many years of therapy, healing, and prayer, I finally realize that someone worthy of inspiring others…is simply someone who isn’t afraid to be vulnerable and share their pain and their weakest moments,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Now married, Patrick recently released “God and a Good Man,” which celebrates how God has worked in her relationship with her husband.

“There was a time where I didn’t think I was deserving of the kind of love I have now, a time where I might have pushed it away, or not wanted to believe it was real,” she said. “Both these relationships [with God and her husband] lead me to, and strengthened the other, and often worked hand in hand to help me grow into the woman I am now.”

“I know that both my husband and God have healed me, and lifted me up in ways that have changed me for the better, and so I wrote this song to honor what they mean to me,” Patrick concluded.

 

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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