I have been helpless several times in my life. I remember the feeling well and it is not a good one.
It tends to make me strive to protect myself, to make sure that I am never put in such a place. Of course, that is impossible.
Today, I find myself being able to totally put myself in a safe place emotionally. God has become a good place for me to hide in. I know He is watching the altercation and I know I can count on Him.
Sometimes that means a rescue, sometimes after while and that could be even a few months to a year – He defends me – but right there in that very moment, He is saving me. I am kept in this reality of one thing that matters most – He loves me.