Hi, my name is Meredith and I’m so glad you are here. The first thing I want you to know is, that I didn’t get here on my own, nor do I have it all together. I got here because I’ve had to go through hell and back to find the truth. That truth consists of one thing - the Word and my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I’ve been saved by grace, and I am the daughter of the one true King who has redeemed me and called me by name. I grew up in a religion and went to church every week, but never understood why it felt like God was punishing me. In my frustration, I ran the other way. I tried earning the love I craved and found myself in the chaos of eating disorders, addictions and mental illness rooted in early childhood trauma. What I didn’t know was that he was always there, waiting for me to rest in Him. And at 31 years old - I finally did.
I don't know why you are here. Maybe it's because you’ve been striving for so long and you are sick and tired of it. Maybe it's because you can’t figure out why trying to get in the best shape of your life hasn’t made you happy. Maybe it's because you aren't mentally in a good spot and you don't know what to do. Maybe it's because you’ve hit a bottom and you don’t know where to go. Or maybe you want to let God back into your life, but you have no idea how. Maybe you read part of my story and you just relate. We never know what God uses to stir us to transformation, but my friend; there is a reason you are here. God wants you to know you are not alone in your darkness. There is light.
It doesn’t matter to me where you’ve been, what you’ve done or what got you here. What matters to me is where you are at this very moment, and your readiness for God to move in your life. My life has been broken in many ways - in body, mind, and heart - but it’s been healed in many more. I’ve learned about who God says I am, based on who He is and I’ve found that light that shines in the broken places is actually beautiful. The cracks in our life are where the light breaks through to shine and help others to do the same. So, if you are worried you are too broken or too whatever, you are not. You are good enough for God and loved more than enough to get help. Let’s make broken beautiful, together.