This is an exercise from a recent Bible study I completed. The idea of this is based on a verse in Scripture, which says, “Thus far the Lord has helped.” Along the way of my life, I know God has brought me safely thus far. These words may make me vulnerable before people, but I am just humbled before my Savior. He has brought me through much and healed me in so many ways. I am grateful to Him. I’m amazed by grace.
I was 2 years old when my parents moved my family to Germany to work as missionaries….thus far the Lord helped me.
I was 4 years old when my mom led me to Christ….thus far the Lord helped me.
I was 6 years old when I was baptized…thus far….
I was 12 years old when I wrote my first journal entry. Many volumes have followed, writing of God and life and family…Thus far, the Lord has helped me.
I was 14 years old when I decided to wholeheartedly follow Christ….thus far the Lord helped me.
I was 16 years old when my next door neighbor and friend unexpectedly died…through the grieving, the Lord helped me….thus far…
Over 17 times, my family and I moved locations…17 different upheavals in home life….thus far…the Lord helped me.
In the spring of 2006, my grandpa passed away under tragic circumstances…thus far…
In the winter of 2008, I encountered my current church family for the first time….thus far…
At Christmas 2008, I had my heart trampled on, then broken completely…thus far…
In the spring of 2009, I fought with God on Table Mountain. I was angry at Him, but He won me with grace….thus far.
I sunk into deep depression in the summer of 2009….thus far the Lord helped me.
I almost commited suicide in the fall of 2009…thus far the Lord helped me.
In October 2009, I admitted I needed help and sought it…thus far the Lord helped me.
Over Christmas of 2009, my car broke down. I slept on a friend’s couch….thus far the Lord helped me.
On December 9, 2009, my future husband asked me out on a date….he helped me see more of who I am in Christ, so thus far, the Lord has helped me.
In the spring of 2010, I faced the unforgivness, the anger, and the bitterness I harbored toward people in my past and let it go…thus far the Lord helped me.
In the summer of 2010, I realized I could survive difficult work and personal circumstances….thus far the Lord helped me.
In the spring of 2011, on my face before God, begging for healing, He told me to lean on Him and Him alone…thus far the Lord has helped me.
In the fall of 2011, at a Ladies Retreat, I realized God would provide for me, if I stepped out in faith to serve Him….so I sponsored a child…thus far the Lord has helped me.
In December 2011, I married the guy that God brought into my life. I was so determined to be single, having given myself over to God. He had different plans than me. I’m now along for the ride. Let’s see what happens next.
After all, thus far, the Lord has helped me.