This is the big question. I hear it all the time. We do pray for a physical place of refuge. A prayer retreat of sorts. A place for survivors to just sit still and be with God.
That is just a small part of refuge. Even if a person has the perfect setting, it is an eternal process that requires complete surrender to God.
It took me many years to even accept the fact that I was ritually abused. It took me more time to just relax in his arms. But once I did he deprogrammed me and set me aside, and has blocked many attacks.
We were programmed to fear. Refuge from this is in the deprogramming process that I finally let God teach me. Trust is always complicated and governed by our preconceived notions. It took me way to long to surrender and do things his way. I pray that others find their way to refuge sooner than I did.
When I explain to others how I found refuge they most often push back. It seems like an impossibility for us, particularly SRA survivors to let go and let God. But, it does happen. And when it does God heals the parts of us that hold our pain.
Healing our parts, releases the fear and domination that controlled us. This change is biblical repentance and blocks demonic attack. Those who control you loose grip and after I while realize that any harm done to you just brings you closer to God.
God does not have any competition. All those people and things that hurt you do not have any ability to even compete with his power.
In the beginning of my healing, I asked God to just heal me. I had the faith to know that he had the power to do that. He could have just erased it all, as if it never even happened. I did not get what I wanted. What happened was profoundly better. He put me in a bubble and showed me what happened and why. He gave me all access to information. All in a way and pace that was best for me.
The enemy gets a lick in now and then. But I have been given a refuge that transformed me from an occult victim to a saint in training.
His way worked.