posted on June 21, 2012 at 5:30 am
Here on Project Inspired, we’ve had the opportunity to discuss many topics relating to hardship and misfortune. And I know, based on the comments we’ve received, that adversity has been a part of many lives.
We’ve all experienced some form of pain, whether it’s been through loss, abuse or injustice. Whatever the story may be, it’s usually how we cope that makes all the difference. And more often than not, opening our hearts up to God and letting Him help is the best way to find peace.
There are many painful stories shared online. But I was touched when I saw the following video of a young teen named Cassie. She tells her personal story of loss and depression, anorexia and cutting. With flash cards, she shares the secret of what saved her.
I know what I am.
I know what I’m not.
But I’m here for a reason.
And so are YOU.
YOU are important!
YOU are beautiful.
YOU are loved!
And God demonstrates His love!
While we were STILL sinners…
He DIED for us!
Adversity can make or break you. In this one clip, we see how one person was lost and how another chose to be saved. Because God is so much bigger than all of it. If you can cling to Him, you can get through anything.
I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me (Philippians 4:13).
Cassie is right. God loved us so much, He died for us. What an amazing gesture. No one will ever love us to that extent. No one can.
Cassie held onto the strength of God and she let Him pull her out of the pit of depression. What an amazing story. What an amazing girl. Her heart was broken, but not only did she have the courage to overcome her pain, she also chose to use the experience to bring herself closer to God. And she’s trying to help others.
PI girls, I know there are some of you who are going through a lot of heartache. And I know it seems like there is no end to the darkness. But I’m praying that you see God’s light and that you call out to Him. He has a plan for you. He will guide you. Because God is bigger than all of it. So let Him in. He can’t help you unless you do.
Do you have a story to share about being lost and looking to God for help?
Image: YouTube Video