Mercy Multiplied is honored to announce the graduation of four amazing women in the month of October. Each one of these women made a difficult choice to attend Mercy, seeking freedom from destructive patterns and struggles. We are in awe of the work God has done in each of their lives! Read about their journeys below.
It used to sound frightening to trust God, but now it is my solid ground, my firm foundation, and the strength of my life. I am no longer afraid of my weaknesses because His grace is sufficient. I am no longer a slave to my body because He calls me lovely. I am no longer bound by performance because who the Son sets free is free indeed. And I no longer fear the future because I know that all His Promises are true.
God is my ultimate, perfect Father, and although my earthly father rejected and abandoned me, my Heavenly Father—my Abba—never will. He promised to never leave me, nor forsake me. I have also forgiven myself for giving myself away to all the men who used me, hurt me, and abandoned me. Through forgiving myself and receiving God’s forgiveness, I was able to truly forgive those men and finally let go of every hurt and pain they have caused me.
The Lord was able to turn my negative thoughts and mindset into appreciating who He’s created me to be. I continue to pray for Godly thoughts and to see other people and situations through His eyes. By God showing me and allowing me to work through situations in my past, I’ve also learned how to not let feelings surrounding bad events consume and control me.
I used to think I was defined by what I have always known and lived in, and I used to believe I was a mistake. I learned that those are all lies. I have value and I have purpose, and God knew exactly what He was doing when He created me. God doesn’t make mistakes; He makes masterpieces, and I am not an exception to that.