Hope – 2015 Graduate
Over the years I gradually became hopeless about my future and did not look forward to living. I hated myself, so I didn’t take care of myself. I overate to deal with my emotions, and I felt like I had no control over my eating and drinking habits. These issues rooted from a deep rejection wound I experienced in childhood and the life choices I made as a result.
I found out about Mercy through a friend. I decided to apply because I felt hopeless and stuck. I didn’t see my purpose for living. My choices and my past had gotten me to a place where I was not sure I could return from. Mercy seemed like a place of hope, and I was willing to go where God led me. Even while I waited for my entry date into Mercy, God started teaching me things.
When I first arrived at Mercy, I was ready to dig in. During my first week here, we had a guest speaker teach on the principles of sowing and reaping. I became encouraged that the good choices I was making were going to make a difference. The guest speaker prayed with me and motivated me to press into the program by helping me envision what my future could look like.
While at Mercy I have learned so much. I learned that I am empowered by my choices. I learned the difference between our beliefs and our thoughts and how important it is to renew my mind with God’s truths. I let go of the grasp I had on my life and let God take over.
After graduating from Mercy, I plan on becoming a Christian counselor.
Thank you so much to everyone who contributes to Mercy. Your support has changed my life. I am so thankful to God for your willingness to be led by Him.