Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Testimony (Part 5)

Jan 4, 1998 I was involved in a terrible car accident. I don't really remember what exactly happened, but I've been told that I ran off of the road and overcorrected, hitting another vehicle. The one thing I hated most about myself--my petite size--saved my life. The space that was left between what was once the front fender and my drivers seat was literally just small enough for my small broken body to fit in. I had broken both of my legs, my lung had collapsed, and I had fractured my pelvis. I was airlifted to a trauma hospital where I spent several days in ICU and had undergone several surgeries. But,....I was alive. God's grace had abundantly blessed me once again. I was also taught a very important life lesson: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalms 139:14)

Skipping forward to today, I have an incredible life. My husband, Kyle, loves me well above what I ever once considered "love" to be like. I know now, thanks to Kyle, how great love can be. A few weeks ago, I was reading court documents when I came across my old boyfriend's name. He had been charged with larceny. I shudder to think of what kind of life I would have today hadn't God intervened. When I went through the infertility stuff, I again lost sight of my body being "wonderfully made." I felt like a failure...and the Enemy wanted nothing more than me to feel that way as he tried again to fill my head and heart full of lies. There were times I bought in to his lies...there were times I stood steadfast on God's word. And God continued to give me mercy and grace to sustain the worst of circumstances.
I could continue on and on about my testimony, especially including bits and pieces of my infertility journey, but I will stop here. I'll just say this: I may not like who I am at times, but God has made me exactly as he intended to. I am saved. I am redeemed. I am loved. I am new. I am fearfully and wonderfully made...and you can be too if you ask him into your heart. He will give you mercy and grace to sustain the worse of circumstances too.


Mel said...

It is an amazing thing to share such a personal experience as you have. THANK YOU for doing so... you honestly neve rknow whose life you'll affect.

I am so glad you made it through all this stronger and closer to HIM and pray He continues to mold you and shape you in to the person he wants you to be. Your heart is AWESOME and strong and your children will be better for it.

Praise Him for the lessons learned!

Kristen said...

Oh wow! I gasped when I saw that car.

I'm so glad that you have found true love and your true joy in Him! You really are a blessing to so many people!

Searching said...

What an amazing story! You have been through a lot, and persevered. I am so glad you did find true love. God does some amazing things. I shudder looking at that accident. I don't know how you survived. Even being as skinny as a sheet of paper it would have been a miracle!!

Terri said...

Thanks so much for sharing your testimony and your heart! It's not always easy to share things from our past, but it shows how much we grow and change and how God uses everything we go through to shape us into who we are today. You are an awesome witness for Christ and I know He delights in your life and all that you do to encourage and inspire others!