"For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all of the nations and all of the places i have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive."
The Lord is AMAZING in His grace, mercy and compassion! I know this because of how the Lord has dealt so lovingly with me! I was raised in a christian home, but when I was a young lady, I made rash, life altering decisions. I got pregnant then married without consulting God. And He in turn, because He loves me, let me live for a while with the consequences of my decisions. They were the 4 hardest most painful years of my life. But then He mercifully let the world I created fall to dust. I was left with nothing but my then 3 kids and parents who asked for me to come home.
When I came home, the Lord told me to read Isiah 54, to trust Him and to watch Him keep all of His promises to me.My faith in Him was the size of a mustard seed. Over the next 2 years I went back to school, and to life skills classes, where in both the Lord started healing my scars, showing me my value, and how He sees me. He wooed me and taught me how to love properly. And he introduced me to the husband He had planned for me all along, my kinsman redeemer and beloved, Nathan. We have been happily married for a while now and have a daughter. It was ONLY the hand of God who protected, healed, redeemed and restored me. I don't know anything except that if God saw fit to redeem me, He can do it for anyone. I don't where you've been or what you've done, God loves you and so do I, and that is enough for me.