It's been exactly a month since SOW17 has ended and truthfully, it's been a pretty tough month. So many times has the thought that nothing in me has changed and that I'm still the same old person crossed my mind. But those are all lies. The truth is that I am a son of God and he will never forsake me. "Come all you sons and daughters, come let the broken sing." Throughout the last week's of SOW, we heard this song played over and over again but truly, all you sons and daughters, come to the Father. I acknowledge that I'm broken, I acknowledge all the fears I'm facing with army approaching, the fears of uni and the future. But I am also surrendering it to God, the same way I surrendered in those 8 weeks of SOW. The truth is that I am beloved, it may not be constantly on my mind but it's the truth and I can always go back to that truth.
To my SOW17 batchmates, no matter what you're doing now, where you are. Take a moment to surrender it to God, everything you're going through, lift it up to him the way we did in morning P&W sessions and just remember that the God of angel armies is on our side.
To the previous SOW batches, if you happen to read this. You too, take a moment, reflect back on how tangibly you felt God's love in your SOW and recognise how he's worked in your life since then.
The journey is not over, but with God on my side and walking beside me, I'll continue to fight.