We’re so encouraged by the great testimony that God continues to build for one of ministry partners, Clara MacUre. Check out today’s blog post and be encouraged that there is always a plan and a hope!

From the blog On Faith And Life by Clara MacUre:

Photo Courtesy of Christine Caine.

Photo Courtesy of Christine Caine.

Overjoyed doesn’t begin to express how I feel about the new opportunity that has come into my life with my acceptance to join the Youth For Christ USA team. It is an honor and a privilege to be made an integral part of growing an organization that is actively influencing the lives of countless struggling young individuals across the nation.

As I sat across from my new boss today and recounted my childhood and teen years openly and honestly, I was overcome with emotion, not just because I was drawing on painful memories, but because I was given a fresh realization of all that God has successfully brought me through. I think we tend to forget just how strong we’ve been as time goes by and our wounds are healed. As I signed my letter of acceptance, I realized that every gut wrenching experience I survived was well worth the tears and sleepless nights.

I have fervently and relentlessly prayed for this opportunity since the day it fell into my lap. I feel infinitely blessed right now and whole heartedly believe I took a very important step toward my calling today.

I am encouraged and reassured now, more than ever, that God absolutely, without a doubt uses every single experience to prepare you for the unimaginable plan He has uniquely designed for your life.

Today I realized that the tears I cried in my childhood were not only for my myself, but they were also for the kids.

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4