Victimization: Day 1

But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
Psalm 10:14 NIV

Victimization: Day 2

The LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became very ill. David therefore pleaded with God for the child; David fasted, and went in and lay all night on the ground.
2 Samuel 12:15-16 NRSV

Victimization: Day 3

On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David were afraid to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, “While the child was still alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us; how then can we tell him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm.”
2 Samuel 12:18 NRSV

Victimization: Day 4

But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, he perceived that the child was dead; and David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” They said, “He is dead.”
2 Samuel 12:19 NRSV

Victimization: Day 5

Then David rose from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes. He went into the house of the LORD, and worshiped; he then went to his own house; and when he asked, they set food before him and he ate.
2 Samuel 12:20 NRSV

Victimization: Day 6

“While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows? The LORD may be gracious to me, and the child may live.’ But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”
2 Samuel 12:22-23 NRSV

Victimization: Day 7

I will not die, but live . . .. The LORD . . . has not given me over to death.
Psalm 118:17-18 NASB