[guestpost]I was privileged to have Shawna in my class at the Haven. Here is her story…[/guestpost][featured-image single_newwindow=”false”]God has just completely and totally amazed me.
I fought His will for so long. I kept myself in bondage for so long trying to hold on to the world. And by doing so, I was letting go of Him.
I was a drug addict, depressed, full of anxiety, a thief, a liar, and every other less than desirable quality you can think of.
I doubted that there was a God for a good part of my life. When I look back now though, I can see His hand keeping me safe and guiding me to Him. I didn’t have a childhood anybody would willingly choose.
I became hooked on drugs in high school. It kept progressing until all I was a junkie. I went so low and did things I never imagined myself doing.
But God still found me worthy of saving. Jesus thought I was worthy to die for.
I got saved November of 2014 at the Home of Grace. I asked Jesus to come into my life while I was sitting in a room all by myself not knowing what to do or where my journey would take me. I just knew I was in need of a Savior.
I went back to drugs a couple of times because I was holding onto things that I was putting God on the back burner for.
In September of 2016, I asked Jesus back into my life and went to Haven of Hope in Mt. Vernon.
This time, I gave everything up and completely surrendered my life to God. I finally grasped how much God TRULY loved me. I got closer to Him than ever before and I was so content. I have this peace in my life now that, even in all my circumstances, could not be taken from me.
What God gives, the world cannot take away!
He is my provider. He is my strength. He is my comforter.