Overcoming the Fear in Your Past

Overcoming the fear in your past

“I have screwed up big time. If you can do anything with my life, please do.”

That was the eloquent prayer I prayed in the early months of 1989. I was 17 and pregnant. I had dropped out of regular high school. My boyfriend was out of the picture. My friends were going on with their senior year. I was depressed. I was without hope. I slept in until noon and watched soap operas, and I was pretty sure my life was over …

but then I dared to hope.

I dared to believe my Sunday School teacher who’d told me, years before, that Jesus loved me. I dared to trust that God could and would forgive me for my mistakes. I took a step of faith, praying to God to rescue me. I trusted that if I turned my life over to Jesus that he could give me a good future–even though I couldn’t see it or imagine it.

If you are struggling to move on from your past or know someone who is, watch my interview with the Well Planned Gal below. 

God does not expect us to be perfect, but He does expect us to seek him for guidance, strength, wisdom, and the strength to make right choices. We do this through reading God’s Word, prayer, and following examples of those who put him first.

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  1. Shirley Chapel says:

    Enjoyed your video so much. Can’t imagine how relieved you were when you shared with the others in your Bible study group the things in your past. You have helped so many teens and young single moms deal with their past and make decisions about their futures. I’m in awe of all you do. Tricia , how to you do it all? Home school and raise a family and expand your family as you recently have. Continue to write and put out excellent books..
    I would also like to mention how much I enjoyed Not Quite Amish blog when it was active. I can totally understand why you gave it up. I miss it and wonder if there will ever be a time in the future that you will start this blog site up again?
    May God richly bless you in all that you do for the unborn child. May He bless your home , marriage and family and last but not least May you draw ever closer to Him as He draws closer to you!

    • Shirley,

      Thank you for all your kind words!

      Maybe someday we’ll start that blog again. If I could clone myself I would! Thank you for being such a wonderful encourager and friend!

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