How does a girl who once fell for a lie end up believing the truth?
In high school I met a man, and intern at my youth group, who wooed me with his auburn hair and chocolate eyes, melty voice and gold guitar.
When the guitar-playing, chocolate-eyed intern returned my interest, I was astounded. No one had ever singled me out to love before, and now here was this up-front, playing worship music on Sundays guy writing me love notes.
I fell hard.
Not just onto the ground, but into a deep, dark pit of ugliness, lies, smoke and mirrors, and sin.
We dated for two years during which I was active in my church youth group and in our traveling church choir. I was also dating a violent, manipulative, lying, drug addict.
A young girl who longs to be loved can know the Truth and still believe lies.
At the end of two long years, by the sweet grace of God, everything hidden became visible and the Light shone into the darkness of what I was experiencing.
Sometimes I think it was Jesus there on the other end of the phone, but really it was Pastor Paul. He listened to my story. He reminded me of the Truth. He helped me see the Way out.
I was taken out of the miry pit, my feet were set on a Rock, and I was rescued, set free. Have you heard the song ‘40’ by U2? It is based on Psalm 40. It always makes me cry because it tells exactly what God did for me.
I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me right out of the pit,
Out of my miry clay.
I will sing a new song...
What new song has God helped you to sing? I would love to hear your story, to rejoice with you!
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