Light Breaking Through

Life has often seemed like a never ending journey with more hills to climb than I would like. It was as if every decision I made led to an even worse one, and every worse decision created an even bigger hill. I grew up in a Christian home and was always well aware that there was a God I could trust and look to. This truth however, was no match for my controlling and often times stubborn self. I wanted to control my life and thought that what I wanted for my life was ideal. It was through several attempts to do so that I learned my desires are far less than those of God. His love for me is unfathomable, His desire to be close to me the same. I had this idea of what life should be like and thought that whenever I was sinking I could doggie paddle my way back to the surface, all the while God was standing there reaching His hand out. I wish I could say that with this realization I no longer struggle in this area, but I can’t. I often find myself trying to take the wheel back… then I remember all those times I drove and crashed because I couldn’t see the whole road. My desire is to fully submit my heart and life, and to let God shine his light through me. I am a stubborn child asking “where are we going?” “why?” “when?”, and God is the parent who says “just trust me.”

-Alexis

“Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58:8

Alexis Trujillo