I came into the world as one of the least of the least – an orphan. I know what it feels like to have nothing: no mother, no father, no brothers, no sisters, not even a last name I could call my own. My earliest memories are only ones of fear, anger, terror and a deep sense of hopelessness. Before the age of two years old, I had been passed around at least three to four different times starting in an orphanage to foster care. At times I felt like an unwanted piece of human garbage. It felt like being in hell. They said I was an extremely sensitive child. Maybe it affected me more deeply. That I do not know.
I sit today at this keyboard only in the grace and power of the Living God. If it had not been for his presence in my life, I do not know what would have happened to me, death I suppose. I was semi-suicidal at the age of 17.
But mercy upon mercy, God was so good to me. From an early age on, I can remember being able to lay down in the grass, look up at the sky and feel a strong presence with me. God is real, and God is good. He loves us so passionately, profoundly and deeply. You should allow Him into your life. It is His strength, power and grace that got me through some really terrible times. Praise God!! Won’t you let Him into your life today.