White as Snow

Hallelujah what a Savior
Hallelujah what a friend
Hallelujah King forever
I thank you for the cross

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Today marks 7 years of walking with Jesus. It seems like just yesterday that He saved me, but the days of darkness seem so far gone. I remember how empty life was before but I can’t fathom how I was that person before. The words filled with gratitude I could write are endless. As I reflect on all the Lord has done, I am overwhelmed.

Jesus truly turned my life around. As a young teenager, I was depressed, suicidal, anxiety filled, self-harming, eating disorder, etc. When I think back to my early high school days, I remember rehab and therapist rooms more than classrooms. One day I took the pills, rushed to the hospital and told “your internal organs are fine.” Huh…that’s odd, I just took an insane amount of pills and I’m okay. I asked and God surely answered. Something should have happened…but God. Oh, but God!

I was hopeless but He made me hope filled.
I was in gloom but He gave me glory.
I was in darkness but He gave me light.
I was enslaved but He made me free.

Now my life is new. My shackles have been obliterated. I know Jesus. I know the King of Kings. He calls me friend, beloved, daughter, child, co-laborer, branch. I had no purpose but He has given me the greatest purpose and calling of all. He gave me a new family and so many siblings.

 

The summer I got saved I went to a Hillsong United concert with some friends. I remember hearing Romans 8:38-39 for the first time and tears filling my eyes. These verses still continue to be my favorite and most treasured as God has continually used these words to remind me of His great love for me.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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From the Hillsong concert 7 years ago!
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From the Hillsong concert 7 years ago!
As I’ve shared a bit of my story, I hope you take a few things away. No one is ever too far from God. Who would have thought that He would save me? The Lord’s purposes for our lives are far greater than we could ever imagine. As I’ve been reflecting on who I once was, I cannot believe that He has made me new. All glory be to Christ!

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