TITLE: All I know is this...
By Lesley-Anne Evans
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So you say you donít believe in God. Tell me about the God you donít believe in. I probably donít believe in that God either.
Do you believe in me? Do you believe in my experiences? Do you know me enough to see the difference between then and now?
I hope you can see me clearly. I hope you can see the real me.
All I know is this...
that where there was confusion, now there is purpose and direction.
that where there was depression, now there is joy.
that where there was selfishness, now there is a desire to look outside myself to the needs of others.
that where there was self-consciousness, now there is confidence in being the person I was made to be.
that where there was fear, now there is courage.
that where there was isolation, now there is community.
that where there was pain, now there is healing and forgiveness.
that where I took things for granted, now I can understand the cost.
that where I swept things under the rug, now I feel the need to clean house, even in the corners.
that where I was hidden, now I have been exposed.
that my protective layers have been peeled away,
and that rawness doesnít always hurt that much.
that taking the time to say these things to you is all that matters.
that you are all that matters.
because if my life can, in some small way, direct you toward what I have found, then I have not lived in vain.
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