Four Years Ago
4 years ago I had nothing but God.
I had been spiritually lost, unhealthy, and living in sin with a man for years. My finances and credit were devoured by my poor stewardship and an addiction.
When I left my home one night with just few belongings the assurances from a couple of Christian women that God would provide for all my needs seemed like empty words.
I wondered how the LORD could possibly fix all that I had destroyed in my life. Yes, I knew without a doubt in my heart that Jesus had forgiven all my sins this. I also knew that even through my years of separation from Christ that our God answers prayers. I had yet to learn the depth of our Fatherís love and did not understand that truly Jesus would never leave me nor forsake me.
I had no home of my own, no church home, no Christian friends and no knowledge of His Word. I was anxious about everything in my new life.
So I prayed a lot for myself. I sought to know our Holy LORD better. I prayed to find godly friends, a church, wisdom and understanding. I needed a home of my own and a job I could handle.
The new job I was training for seemed very rough and many days I could hardly wait to arrive home to fall on my knees and cry to God. With the LORDís help I made it through the training period at work and was moved to a safer bus run that I actually liked. Slowly I realized many coworkers were Christian. One colleague became pastor of a small country church and I began attending their Sunday services. I was loved, nurtured and fed the word at that little church. As I read and studied more of the Bible my understanding grew. A small seed of faith sprouted, grew roots, then blossomed.
During these 4 years Iíve faced trials, tests and grief. There were times I stumbled or fell. Many times I was chastised. Never had I gone hungry or cold. Never was I truly alone. Even during periods of personal trauma and grief I found comfort and peace in our Holy LORD.
I have been living on faith for 4 years. I am now healthy and stronger. I have dear friends. The job I dreaded then is now not just an income but an enjoyment (most days). I have a modest, comfortably furnished house with full cupboards and closets. My vehicle is reliable. My financial credit is being restored.
Jehovah Jireh has provided for all my physical, material and spiritual needs. I will not lie and say I always stepped out in faith, sometimes I had to be pushed.
Best of all I'm rich in treasures unseen. I now know that our God is not just the Almighty Creator sitting on His Heavenly throne but He is the everlasting Father, Who cares for each and everyone of His children. The intensity of the love that God has for us is amazing and awesome. Jesus desires for us to have a personal relationship with Himself and an abundant life. Time spent worshipping in the Holy Presence of the LORD is pure joy. I can not even express through words the love I feel. His Word is a delight. Praying for others with gladness, I am ever thankful. My heart has become an overflowing treasure chest.
4 years ago I had nothing but God. 4 years ago I had everything.
"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matt 6:31-33 niv)
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This is a joy to read and honouring to God...So many of His children have not experienced His amazing love in all it`s fullness...Although 4 years ago it felt as if you had nothing, because He had YOU you had everything...you just needed to be shown it!...The Lord bless you, and thank you for this inspiring testimony.