On September 7, 2007 I was convicted of capital murder and sent to a maximum-security prison for “life without the possibility of parole.” I was convicted of the death of my son, a crime I did not commit. I started questioning everything! Fear consumed me! My five children were left without a mother, and Emma, my 7-month-old, was still nursing. I knew God was God and He was sovereign, but I couldn't grasp how He could love me and allow all of this to happen. How could I have faith that He had good plans even when my world had turned upside down?
My physical freedom had been taken away, But God had plans to use this to bring freedom to so many more. On May 10th 2017, I was finally declared actually innocent! Satan thought he had brought only tragedy. But God has turned this tragedy into so much more! He began a ministry while I was still inside prison. I stand amazed at how He touched lives then and continues to change many through His testimony of faithfulness! But and only God! He touches the world with His love!
This workshop will explore how God is still in control even in the most difficult circumstances.
- Satan may be allowed to touch our circumstances and even hinder us from being with those we love. But God is faithful and His word says the enemy can’t separate us from the love of Christ or stop God’s work in our lives.
- We may feel overwhelmed, but God is able! Jesus not only promises that nothing can separate us from His love, no matter what the circumstances or obstacles we face, but also promises that with His help we will be able to be more than conquerors.
- Our fears may seem like more than we can bear, but God is more than enough to keep our fears under control once we let Him!
God’s love is perfect and His plans for you are good! There may be times when life seems out of control. But God in His faithfulness will carry us through and work all things out for good. When we put Jesus between us and our fears, putting our trust in Him, we find freedom not just for ourselves, but help others find it as well.
There is no fear in love: instead, perfect love drives out fear... 1 John 4:18a