When you surrender to Jesus you effectively say ‘thank you, Jesus for your sacrifice and thank you for everything that has happened, is happening and will happen in my life’. Be thankful for every twist and turn, every high and low, every joy and sorrow that you have been through for you are the sum of all of your life experiences. The lens through which you see God was carefully crafted and every crack and distortion that Satan put in, God has turned to His glory.

You vision of the Lord is unique to your experiences and your life’s story is your testimony. Not just the successes, the triumphs and prosperity, but the failures, poverty, sickness and injury are all a part of the testimony of the faith of the saved, the follower of Christ as well.

Know that God has a plan for your life and that plan will bring you through Jesus into the kingdom of heaven. This plan will be opposed by the evil one and the brighter your light shines the harder he will work to darken your light. Be that light and shine ever more brightly through the trials and the hurts.