Death, drinking, drugs, and abuse are the words that described my life before 2012. I didn’t know my father as a child. My grandparents were murdered, and my mother died of cancer my senior year in high school. I turned to drinking and drugs to cope with my pain, but I longed for a sense of love and family.
My need for love led me into relationships that brought more devastation and had horrific consequences. I was abused by men, both verbally and physically, and I abused myself by overdosing on drugs which left me comatose. After years of living this way, I ended up going to prison. There I was forced to spend time alone, and the full weight of my loneliness and grief set in.
For the first time, I began talking to Jesus. Amazingly, He answered. Instead of condemnation, He brought peace to my soul. Instead of shame, He brought comfort and began to show me that He could heal me and make me whole.
I love the Lord! I go to Him for everything, and I mean everything! He is the only one who can meet the true need of your heart. I am His, and He is mine. I am not lonely because He is with me. I can’t imagine what each new day will bring. I have never been so happy and blessed. Thank you, Heavenly Father!
Scripture verses to meditate and pray:
Father God has not designed us to be alone. Ask Him what it means to be brought into the family of God.
“God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” (Psalm 68:6).
“For the sake of His great name, the LORD will not reject His people, because the LORD was pleased to make you His own.” (1 Samuel 12:22).
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10).