God can take your brokeness, the ashes of your old self, your old life and turn it into something beautiful. I can say that I have literally been fighting for my life since the day I was born. I was born four months premature. Due to all the health complications that come along with such prematurity, I was expected to die. But Jesus was not going to allow that.
Here I am today, 23-years-old and I have experienced so much negativity in this life already: bullying, self-harm, depression, etc. I was abused by an ex-partner for years. To add to the hardship, I lost my mother a week before my 23rd birthday.
After all of the pain, disappointment, and sadness I have been through, it has only made me search for God harder. However, I have reached a point where I realized I don’t have to keep looking for something that is always there!
No matter how far you wander, He will never leave.
He never changes. His love is powerful and soul changing. There is nothing you can do to separate you from His love. “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.” (Romans 8:38-39)
I am not writing this post to preach to you, but my hope is to simply let everyone know how good God is. I know I would not have survived any of the trauma I’ve experienced without Jesus guiding and protecting me. I know He loves me and I know He loves you too! If He can take the ashes of my brokenness and turn it to something beautiful, He can and surely will do the same for you.
This article was written by Rachelle Benavides.