The best thing for me in that time was to rediscover God’s great love for me. With that knowledge in tow, I knew I was ready to give myself that much needed pep talk with the voice of Christ. I could speak my true identity to myself, reminding myself just how deeply loved I am. Since then, I have felt more peace and less stress than I have in a long time. My flame of faith went from a small, glowing ember, to, once again, a hot-burning flame.
Linda A. Wurzbacher is lead pastor of Blessed Hope Community Church in Rochester, New York.