Why did it take me so long to find God? So many mistakes may have been avoided; loyalty to friends and loved ones may have been more valued, addictions both physical and mental may have been bypassed, selfishness and pride instead of kindness and love, and money and greed may not have been my route to an endless road.
As I look back and wonder “What if?” I realize that my road has been traveled by so many. And many more will take that same journey. So I realize that my path was to be shared; to let others know it’s never too late to stop your self-destruction and free yourself from it all; that there is one Who can make dramatic changes in your life.
No matter how low you feel or how deep you think you have sunk or how far away from forgiveness you seem to be, there is a way to put it all behind you. As I have shared my story with so many I have found that I am not alone in what God has done for me.
There are many who have similar testimonies as mine and who have found what I have found. That you are never alone! The Lord has always been and will always be right there waiting for you to ask for His guidance and forgiveness. Friends, I know what a lot of people would say, “GOD! Come on, don't give me that”....I know because that was what I used to say so many times.
If someone would have told me 15 years ago that I one day would be writing this letter, I would have told them they were nuts. That is exactly why I am doing this. The changes that I have made were not of my own doing. They were changes I prayed for; changes that I starved for most of my life but seemed impossible. But my prayers were answered. I found out just how much I was loved by yes, "GOD.”
It’s about Jesus, why He came, why He died and why He rose again. For Him, it’s all about us. His hopes were to take all of us home with Him to the Father, the Father of all things, in a place called heaven, described by Jesus as paradise. All you have to do is tell Him you Believe. Ask Him to help you because we all need His help, all of us. It may not come overnight, and although I can’t rule that out, I can promise it will come. Have faith and believe….. "GOD BLESS!”
Submitted by: Rick Frank
Dayton Community News