Cradle My Heart Today | Allison’s story 10-17-17
The adversity in Allison Bottke’s early life threatened her very survival. Watch now:
She says, “I was brutally abused and molested as a toddler.
“I ran away from home as a teen, quit school, and married my boyfriend, who beat me, raped me, and almost killed me.
“I got divorced, became a mother, got my GED. Had an abortion, gained 100 pounds, and discovered diet pills. Attended cosmetology school, and subsequently gave up on myself, on love, and on God—all before I turned 18.”
The pain and trauma left her wondering whether and how God could be a good and loving presence in her life.
Beginning with a tract titled God Allows U-Turns Allison began writing the pain away.
She discovered God as the saving and stabilizing force for good in her life.
Repentance is often misunderstood. It simply means to turn around–make a u-turn–from the way that led to the pain you’re in today, and turn toward God to help you (see Acts 3:19-21). As we turn, the past recedes as the promise of a better and eternal future dawns.
Even after abortion.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
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