"Restore to me the joy of your salvation..." (Psalm 51:12) When was the last time that you shared your testimony with someone? We can so easily forget what God has done for us, but by testifying about His goodness and faithfulness in our own lives, we can remind ourselves of what He has done for us and encourage others in the process. So be bold. God might just use your testimony to save a life.
"I need to say what my soul is singing, I need to say what my heart is screaming:
HOW GREAT YOUR LOVE IS FOR ME!!!
I looked to the mountains. Where would my help come from? Then, like a hero who takes the stage when we’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late, well let me introduce you to amazing grace...
You relentlessly pursued my heart. You carried my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness all on Your shoulders. No matter the scars, still the truth was that the cross has made me flawless. You wounded, but also healed me. When hope was what I craved, Your light rose like the dawn. Like a mother comforts her child, so You comforted me. You embraced me with a Father's love. Your love never failed, never gave up, never ran out on me. It's only when I sought You first that everything fell into place. You gave me a new heart and set me free. You were my recovery, changing who I was to who I was meant to be. You restored, confirmed, strengthened and established me. You took me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith was made stronger. You transformed Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope and said, "I will win her back once again". You gave me bouquets of roses, beauty instead of ashes. You have truly made everything beautiful in its time and made all things work together for good. It was a glorious unfolding, but the story is so far from over.
This is what You did: You made me come alive. Your love has ravished my heart and taken me over. You are mine and I am Yours. Father, You have won my whole heart!"
God can take you from the pit to the palace just like he did with Joseph. If you find yourself stuck in the pit of despair, know that you will get through this. You are not alone. You have a heavenly Father who cares about you and who will rescue you. Whether it is depression, fear, thoughts of suicide, eating disorders, broken relationships, loss of identity, physical illness, abuse or other situations, nothing is too hard for God to handle.
"He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along." (Psalm 40:2)
You are loved!