People who have been abused or neglected often times live either in fear or with fear until they deal with the reason for the fear. Fear is not from God and so if you are living in fear, prayer will help you not to fear anymore. So will allowing yourself to look at the reasons behind the fear. I also understand that people who have been abused or neglected often times will have difficulty believing in a God who would allow that to happen. The problem with that logic is that God gave us free will and God has nothing to do with us abusing, neglecting or molesting each other. He has told us how to live our lives so we do not hurt each other. It is us who misinterpret either on purpose or through misunderstanding, each other. Pride, arrogance, selfishness, greed all play a part in what we do or do not do to each other.
Fear is usually based in the unknown. Not knowing what will happen next and thinking that history will repeat itself. Feeling like we are trapped in the situation with no way out of it and feeling sometimes like we deserve no better then what is happening to us. The truth is that fear controls our lives because we allow it to do so. It is a matter of letting it go and moving on with our lives. Guided imagery will help to do that. The link below will help you to do let go.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxfXvKoRJ53hEQ8p1TTmAaw