During worship at the Recovery Center this morning, I gave the girls each a small index-sized paper, with one request. Share in six words, your story. This was to be the chapter they’re in right now.
Here’s a sampling of their six-word stories.
Her past doesn’t define her future.
Lost. Found. Picked up. And saved.
I give myself to you, Lord.
I am a child of God.
Take me to Jesus. I need.
She’s failed. She’s lost. She’s alone.
God is renewing my mind. Amen.
Dark days. Changes made. Jesus saves.
I have been reborn in Christ.
She won’t bow to the enemy.
I am saved by Father God.
She came and found Christ’s love.
She let go of her sin.
She wins the battle with God.
Girl wandering. Girl rescued. Girl thankful.
With God, she will make it.
I stumbled, but God caught me.
Forgive all the hurt, I’ve caused.
Jesus forgive my sins, save me.
More faith. Do not be discouraged.
I’m scared. I’m worried. I’m trying.
God is there. He is mine.
Stay strong. Trust. Faith in God.
Confident. Faith. Love. Encouragement. Believe Christ.
I gave up. God did not.
She struggled. But she made it.
Addiction. Lost family. Recovery. Love. Redeemed.
She finally turned her life around.
She started listening to God’s voice.
God has chosen me. Yes, me!
God will get me through this.
Girl lost. Girl saved. Girl redeemed.
Follow God. Walk in His steps.
Surrender. So I can be redeemed.
She came broken. She’s leaving restored.
Long road to home. Show me.
Woe is me. One mighty King.
She is learning to trust God.
Jesus is real. I am saved.
Here I am. Jesus is mine.
Thy will God. Mine is wrong.
I thirst and hunger for Jesus.
This too shall pass. I live.
I gave my life to Christ.
Life, once dark. Now is light.
I am loved. You are loved.
And here’s mine, which I shared with them: Jesus send me. To share You.
I can’t tell you how this moment affected my heart, reading their words.
We then lingered with this verse, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2: 9)
Yes, Christ came for the lost, the afraid, the wounded, the sad, the angry, the struggling. For the hungry. For the one who feels alone. For the sinner. He came to pour His mercy into our hearts. To set us free. To give us life. To give us Himself!
So, what six words tell your story?