We can rightly agree with assessment from the preacher of old, “Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them.” (Ecclesiastes 4:1)
God desires to rescue, “I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey.” (Ezekiel 34:22)
In fact, Jesus Christ came “to proclaim liberty to the captives” (Lk. 4:18), which was good news in the first century and for us today!
The gospel of Jesus Christ “invites the sinner to find forgiveness in Christ through repentance and it also invites the sufferer to find refuge in the Comforter from a harsh, broken world where things like abuse occur.” (Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused (p. 12). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.)