This blog is meant to be a source of encouragement for people needing hope. God has completely transformed my life and I just want to share the great things He has done and continues to do. What God has done for me, He will do for anyone who sincerely seeks Him with their whole heart!
My life drastically changed at the age of 16 when my dad made the decision to leave. For years he didn’t make any effort to keep in contact with me. As a young girl who had been very close to her dad, that destroyed me as a young person. My mother and I immediately jumped into survival mode. I spent the next 20+ years falling into a deep pit of depression and alcoholism. I did not know God back then. At the age of 44, the depression and drinking were really taking their toll. I was reaching the end of my rope. I was in a mentally abusive relationship and I was tormented by suicidal thoughts more than ever. I had already given my heart to Jesus Christ a few years back, but I was still struggling (It is clear to me now that I was still struggling, because I had not fully surrendered my life yet).
After ending up in the hospital after a night of binge drinking in early 2010, I fully surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I guess it usually takes something drastic to wake people up. Well, I’m thankful for that giant wakeup call and I’m glad I didn’t ignore it. It could have been my last chance, I really felt my time on this earth was running out. I was finally ready to give up my will and follow His will instead. God gave me a reason to live and I am grateful.
God’s timing is always perfect. He has done amazing miracles since. He has cured me. He has healed my heart. He filled the giant hole in my heart with His amazing love. I’m no longer walking in darkness and the emptiness is gone. I’m celebrating a little more than nine years (two in 2012 when I started this blog) of sobriety and six months experiencing freedom from depression! Jesus has set me free and I am on a journey of a lifetime. I pray that by sharing from this once broken heart, that maybe, just maybe someone out there will be encouraged by it. God’s power is real and anybody can have His power to change. They just have to want it and go for it!
Thank you for reading my blog. May you find encouragement through it, may God speak to you and bless you through it!