Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Year of the Bible
I rejoice every day because this story explains that God never treats me how I deserve.
It wasn’t until I surrendered all my broken pieces to Jesus, that God told me: “You are my workmanship, created in my image for good works, which I prepared for you beforehand that you should walk in them.”
When I read this verse, all my worries, stresses and anxieties are washed away. I feel like the words were written just for me. It reminds me that, even when I feel out of control, God’s got it.
This verse has meant a lot to me through the years because I’ve always feared that people wouldn’t like me or accept me because I was not good enough. This lack of confidence kept me from trying a lot of things for fear of rejection or failure.
My parents live by these words daily, and I want to follow their example.
When life gets too difficult and the “storms” of life get to us, we get scared. We need to remember that Jesus is beside us, whispering to us every step of the way.
Trusting God means believing His promises and moving forward with them, assured that He will fulfill them.
In my mid-30s, I experienced depression for the first time in my life. Being a very positive person who is known for my laugh and optimistic demeanor, it was such a stark contrast from my usual state of mind.
This text resonates with me because it came at a time when I was fervently praying for someone dear to me. As I poured out my heart to God, He spoke to me clearly by providing this verse, and reassured me that He would heal and lead that person.
One hot July, I was working as a literature evangelist. That morning, I held just one lead card—the person I had been requested to visit that day. The name David was scribbled on the card, obviously a child’s handwriting.