Elizabeth Smart Reveals the One Thing That Saved Her Life During 9 Months of Torture

I have a knife at your neck don’t make a sound. Get up and come with me.
If you cry out I will kill you and your family.
I grew up in a family that instilled a very strong sense of faith in me.
During the next nine months of my kidnapping
I had no idea just how much I would have to rely upon that faith.
I will never forget the first time I was raped.
I will never forget how broken and shattered I felt.
I felt like I had been a vase that had been smashed far beyond repair.
And as I sat there i began to think about my Mom and all the different
things she’s to say to me came back to my memory.
Things that gave me hope.
I remember her telling me that she would always love me and then I remember her
telling me that God would always love me.
It was in that moment that I realized that I still had value,
that this was something that nobody could ever take
away from me and it was that faith in that knowledge in God that he would
always love me that helps me survive the next nine months.
And it continues to help me survive to this day.
In my own life and in the countless other lives of survivors that I’ve spoken with
it has been the power of faith that has allowed us not only to
persevere but to find true peace and happiness.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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