Jesus meets us wherever we need Him to – there is no such thing as too far gone.
Below is an ongoing list of stories. Of real life, raw, broken and mended stories of how Jesus meets us in the moments we most need Him. Whether the story is through salvation or sanctification, we can learn from one another and be reminded that we are never alone.
“Jesus met me in my darkest hours. In short: I’d planned to be a teacher my whole life and l spent a lot of years preparing for it. I’d known Jesus since I was young, but I never really experienced true relationship with Him until I got the teaching job I wanted and then I lost it that same year. Meeting him in the midst of that loss prepared me for the next great loss in my life when my mom suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. The only way I can explain peace in the midst of a life being turned upside down in grief is through Jesus.”
“Jesus met me in the middle of doubt and depression. When I wasn’t sure that prayer mattered or made a difference, he led me to people and practices that showed me otherwise. Once I began to hear his voice, I could do nothing but respond with obedience. Start a blog? Yes. Write a Bible study? Yes. Serve the vulnerable? Yes. Minister to women leaders? Yes.”
“Last July was a time of growth, discovery, love and devotion. Devotion to a God I so badly wanted to know all my life, but didn’t have the courage to follow until then. Everyone has a story to tell and that story is worth hearing. Mine begins with a shy girl who’s only ambition was to be noticed. For one person to notice me. To this day I fight that same battle of worthlessness and finding value in things that don’t deserve my time. However, I’ve come to realize something quite remarkable: until last year I did not know Jesus, but He knew me. He has known me my whole life and has treasured me since the day I took my first breath. I have always been noticed by the one person most important and man does that change things. My life isn’t grand or perfect now that I know him, but it is beautiful. It’s beautiful because He carefully designed my life to mirror who He created me to be. My story was leading up to this, and that is where He met me.”
“Jesus met me in my hunger to be known and loved. Relationship after relationship with friends and family left me with this distorted concept of being known and loved. I thought I had to earn God’s favor. I thought I had to be successful, funny, beautiful, intelligent–just to be loved. But Jesus, in his grace and gentleness and understanding, met me in a tiny chapel in the middle of the woods to sing into my heart “You are loved. You are worthy. You are known. Because you are mine.”