It took a painful break-up for Maddie to realize how distant she was from God. She knew what grace was intellectually, but never personally experienced it until some big life change at the end of her first year.
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Are you feeling alone in the heat of life’s battles, like no one’s got your back? I’ve been there, I mean seriously been there. My soul was battle-damaged and left for dead.
But leaving me for dead in no man’s land was not the end of God’s plan. Little did I know that he had my back all along.
I was ill prepared for the assault, outgunned and defenseless. The enemy unleashed an arsenal of stealth weapons targeting me. Invisible ammo flew undetected by my radar, past my defenses and ripped into the core of my being. It destroyed my inner world. I was in no man’s land, my soul battle-damaged and left for dead. And not one comrade helped me nor cared. Sadistically they seemed to take pleasure in my demise.
Just as invisible as the ammo that obliterated me…a warrior king, not visible to me, extracted me from no man’s land and dressed my wounds. He put me in a band of brothers to heal me and fight alongside in the trenches.
On Erin’s first day of university, she opened up her orientation book and circled every Power to Change event. She didn’t know anybody involved. She didn’t know anything about the group. All she had was a sense of God’s leading and a desperate need for friends and a place to belong.