Have you ever had those conversations with God where you say something like, "God....if you will just give me the opportunity, I will share my story!" Or...maybe something like this, "God, I want to speak and share my heart but I don't know where to start!"
Well, I had one of those conversations with Him on New Year's Eve, my birthday. Then, over these past few months, He began to do what only God can do...He started opening the doors and then I had to actually make the choice to walk in faith and go through them.
One of those opportunities came for me in July. A church here in my hometown of Cullman, Alabama invited me in to share part of my testimony of overcoming depression and anxiety.
I was excited and scared all at the same time.
I was excited because a church was willing to talk about these issues and give grace to those who were struggling.
I was scared because a church was willing to talk about these issues and I had no idea how it would be received because for some, this is still a taboo subject.
These wonderful people were very open and God did something amazing that day.
Many of you have asked to hear this part of my testimony so I wanted to share with you. I won't lie...I still get nervous sharing at times because I don't know how it will be received, but somebody needs to know that they are not alone and God has not forgotten them...you.
God takes our mess and puts His message of hope and love all in it. He knew we would be a wreck and we would need a Savior to guide our way. He knew we would need a Good, Good Father with a lap so big, for all of us to crawl up in and let Him wrap His arms around us any time, day or night,to know that He is there and He loves us.
The link to my testimony is below! God's got you my friend and He will see you through to the other side! -Caris-