I used drugs for several years living in a place of deep darkness; I felt like there was no way of escape. I was living in constant turmoil, and I did things that I thought I would never do! Finally, I hit rock bottom and I called out to God... I asked him to send me to jail to save me from myself. Three days after I called out to Him; He answered my prayer and I was arrested. Thankfully, 7 Springs Ministries accepted me into their 12 month discipleship program. However, my only intention was doing time and getting out. I spent the first 7 months doing what I had to do to get by, but I still had not surrendered everything into God's hands. I did not trust him yet to change me life. It wasn't until Christmas time of that year, that I picked up my Bible with an intense desire to read God's word. The word of God started to come alive to me, and I realized how much God loved me! I learned when I finally submitted my life to the Lord; I could feel him and hear him! It's not easy putting worldly things away and putting him first, but I know everything else will fall into place when I do. 7 Springs helped me realize that God has always loved me, and now I will always love Him. I can never thank the staff enough.
As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us Psalm 103: 12
For as long as I can remember I had feelings of being unloved, unwanted, and unworthy. I was given up for adoption by my 1st birthday and although I was adopted by a wonderful family who loved me, I never felt good enough, especially in comparison to their own children. I started using drugs and alcohol at a very young age to cope with all of the rejection I felt, and to numb myself from different physical, emotional, and sexual abuse I'd gone through. I finally hit my rock bottom when I lost my will son while also losing my will to live. Rock bottom became the sole foundation on which I rebuilt my life. I was never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. I was created to be victorious. I finally was able to realize this when I learned who I was in Christ and how loved I truly am.
'But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
When I first came to 7 Springs I was so broken and tormented that I had come to the end of myself. I was 90 pounds the day I came to 7 Springs and I didn't care about anything. My relationship with husband was over, my relationship with my daughter was over and my relationship with God didn't even exist. Coming here was the hardest thing and the best thing I could have ever done. Over this past year I have learned how much God loves and cares for me. I have learned that God has always been with me even through the darkest times of my life. God has restored my daughter and my marriage, He took my life that was shattered into a million pieces and put it back together better than before. Never think that you have done too much or gone too far because God can and will restore you and make you whole again. What God has done for me He will do for you too.
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11