“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
I feel like many people are under the misconception that I have always been a Christian.
That is far, far, far from the truth.
My parents took me to church sometimes. They even had me baptized when I was a child. But I never fully believed in what I had been told.
I did not get God. I did not get why sometimes He granted these “wishes”of prayers, and often He did not answer at all. People still died horrible deaths, and suffered through tragedies and where was God? Other people exposed me to different religions, and going to a public college (which typically tend to be very liberal) got me to start thinking that maybe God just did not exist when all these other things did too. I just did not get it.
So when people tell me that they do not believe in Him, I truly get it. I have been there. I have had to wrestle with all the thoughts and beliefs that were thrown at me. & really, when you look at the world with a nonbeliever perspective, it is VERY easy to overlook God’s hand in everything.
It took me going through the absolute worst living hell on earth to see God’s face and to feel his love and Grace surround me. It took me screaming myself to sleep each night, reaching out for some kind of hope to even hear His voice call me. It was not easy to get to that point. But, it was so worth it. & if I had to go through it all over again to get to know Him like I do now, I would do it in a heartbeat.
He loves you, and He loves me.
Jesus was a perfect man who came to this earth to be beaten, tortured, and hung on a cross as a complete sacrifice to SAVE us.
& all He is asking is for us to look past the crap we see with nonbeliever eyes on, and put on a believer’s perspective for just a second to see how great He truly is and how DEEPLY He loves us.
If you are on the fence today about Jesus, I understand how you are feeling more than you know.
But I also know that your life can be changed in a second if you make the choice to just open your heart and mind for a little while.
If you are looking for peace, love, joy, and Grace, He’s got it y’all.
“I believe in Christ as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” -C.S. Lewis
Love a former non-believer,