Rebel to Redeemed: Waiting on God’s Timing
I recently read a story of a prodigal who also struggled for twenty years. She remarked that she gave her life to Christ and the next morning she was a new person. So many of the issues she’d struggled with were completely taken away.
I don’t know why God acts differently with different people. In many ways I wish I could say that had been my story, but that’s far from the case.
My healing took almost six years to complete. There were times when I grew very frustrated. I grew to the point that I felt “stuck” in so much of my life. Nothing was what I wanted or the way I dreamed it would be. I was working and existing to get by but not enjoying much of life.
This was a heavy time of caregiving in my life and that can become very lonely. I felt all alone and lonely. I begged God for friends, but he was the one constant in my life.
I prayed, cried, and sung my heart out but nothing changed. I didn’t understand why and began to wonder if God had forgotten me. However, at the same time I was thankful to be somewhere safe.
Nothing I did seemed to change the situation. Even when I attempted to change things up or begin a routine, nothing seemed to work.
Would God ever remember me and bring me out of this depression and loneliness?