Jared Taibi grew up in a Christian home but his childhood and teenage years were not without painful events and mistakes. Haunted by his wounds and insecurities he sought pain relief through pleasure, drinking, and partying.
Nothing he tried provided long term relief so Jared threw himself into bodybuilding and soon it had completely taken over his life. The life raft he ran to was sinking and he was slowly being dragged deeper and deeper into physical, mental, and emotional darkness.
He knew God was there but he had seen others that God didn’t come through for, so he refused to ask Him for help. When his marriage began falling apart, suicide began tempting him as the ultimate method of pain relief.
At the very bottom of the pit he had dug for himself, God truly was the only one who could help Jared now. But what if it was too late? What if he didn’t have enough strength left to stand up and reach out for His hand?
Only God can heal and fill the empty void that is within us. We just need to reach out to Him and renew our relationship. Bible Journaling is a great way to help you gain a stronger relationship with God. He loves us and is with us every day.
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