What has church done for my healing journey?

September 12, 2023

Over the last year, I’ve dealt with some really challenging life lessons to the point where I questioned “Where are you God?”

I believed that he had left me alone to deal with the pain I was living with. I was so lonely, sad and I felt completely hopeless. Through counseling with Kelly and with the prodding from my son and his girlfriend (a devoted Christian), I returned to church to help me find God and Jesus again.

Upon going back to church, I learned that God has always been there for me and the community and worship that I surrounded myself with opened my eyes to what God was trying to teach me. He taught me that if whatever is brought into your life is not from Him, no amount of praying or trying to convince God that it was right for me, will ever work.

I started praying that the people and things that come into my life only come with His blessing and from HIM.

I turned a corner in my healing..which was HUGE!  I started to see that I was made in the image of God and that I am special and wanted and needed to spread HIS teachings and HIS word!

I was a picture of desperation and sorrow and I lost hope in my life but with church, the community, and God by my side, I am coming out better than ever!

All the glory and praise be to God!!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, ESV

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.”