When I was going through the worst time of my life, I knew I had reached rock bottom. It was a time when I wanted to give up on life altogether, a time when I didn’t know how much God loved me. Broken, bruised, unrecognizable… It felt like walking in a dark, dark, never-ending tunnel with no light in sight. During that time I lost track of how much I cried. Tears dried up. I had lost hope altogether.
An eye opener
During that time, I thank God for my best friend, who was with me. She would pray with me and cry with me. The best thing she did for me was, gift me a book to read. The book was titled ‘Streams in the Desert’ by Lettie B Cowman.
I began to read it daily. I was surprised to learn that there were verses in the Bible that I didn’t even know existed! Born into a Christian family, I was actively involved in church activities. Though I had won prizes for Catechism and attended church without fail since childhood, I had no idea that there is a treasure to be found inside the Bible.
This devotional book became a lifesaver because it connected me to the ultimate “Book of books”. While reading it I felt a deep hunger within me to know the Word of God. I got hold of a complete Bible and started to read the Books of Wisdom first. I was surprised to find that all the answers I needed about life and how to make the right choices in life were in the Bible. I wish I knew it earlier! It would have saved me from a lot of pain.
God Speaks Through His Word
What really touched my heart is how God began to speak to me through His Word! I was bowled over! It was the most amazing thing to know that the words of love I always wanted to hear were spoken by God in Isaiah chapter 43.
My heart leaped with joy as I read the words that God said, it was as though they were written only for me!
“I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt [to the Babylonians] for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange [for your release]. You are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you.”
The Most Amazing Thing
It was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. The Creator who created the universe and all that is, was speaking to me. God was saying, “I love you!” He spoke directly to my heart through those words. Suddenly, I felt loved, cherished, accepted and understood. It changed everything for me!
As I read the Bible more, I began to ask Him questions and receive answers from Him. It was but a natural thing for me to love Him back more and more as I felt God’s love for me in the depths of my heart.
Thus began a new chapter in my life when God became real to me through His Word. I prayed and asked Him to reveal Himself to me the way He is, not as people say He is or the world says He is – but the way He really IS. He answered that prayer by making His Word come alive to me!
The Most Fulfilling Relationship
Today the most fulfilling relationship I have on earth is the one I have with the One who created the universe and all that is. I would have it no other way. The Bible has become my best friend, the Book of Life that teaches me everything I need to know but even more than that, it has become a lifeline that helps me hear from God! Every time I need assurance from the Lord that He loves me, I pick up my Bible and read His loving words to me.
“I love you!” God says to you. Ask Him who created the universe and created you to reveal Himself to you! Ask God to show you how much He loves you and allow Him to touch your life in ways you have never experienced before. He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. So great is His love for you. If you accept Him into your heart Your life will never be the same again!
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*All references are from the Amplified Bible