From Ashes To Beauty

God can take your brokeness, the ashes of your old self, your old life and turn it into something beautiful. I can literally say that I have been fighting for my life since the day I was born. I was born 4 months earlier than expected, had my voice scarred from a feeding tube, Doctors told my mom I’d go through my whole life as mute, had multiple surgeries. I was supposed to die but Jesus wasn’t having that.

Here I am today 24 years old and I’ve been through so much in this life already. bullying, self harm, depression, took abuse from an ex boyfriend for 4 years, I lost my mother due to multiple health issues a week before my 23rd birthday and after all that it only made me search for God harder but I noticed that I don’t have to keep looking for something that is always there!
No matter how far you wonder, He will never leave. He never changes and His love is powerful and soul changing.

I know I wouldn’t of survived any of the things I’ve been through without Jesus guiding and protecting me. I know He loves me and He loves you too! If He can take the ashes of my brokeness and turn it to something beautiful. He can and will do the same for you.

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Rae Benavides

24 years old Orignally from Minnesota but living with my fiance in Colorado.