Ashley

Ashley

This year God has been calling me to a deeper relationship with Him. I think for a lot of years, my initial reaction has been to run from God and try to figure things out on my own. But He has really taken ahold of me this year. I feel like His hands are on my face and He’s looking into my eyes. He’s saying, “I’m here. Stop running.”

There are times when I question God: “What is your purpose for me? Where are you leading me?” Yet even in the midst of all of my questions and my doubts, He is patient with me and has not forgotten me.

God is calling me to abide in Him. To spend time with Him. To stay with Him instead of run. God uses my moments of wandering to show me how faithful He is. He never stops pursuing me no matter where I have wandered. He gives out grace when I don’t deserve it.

These past few months I’ve been coming to Candlewood have really encouraged me. I joined the YPs and it’s been great to be part of a group that prays for and encourages one another. It’s a group that I honestly prayed that I would find.