I’ve heard the song “Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe a few times lately. It’s made me think about what if I could change the things that have happened in my life. Would those changes change me?

First, I wanted to share some lyrics from the song:

“Dear younger me I cannot decide
Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
Or do I go deep
And try to change
The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re the choices that made me”

“Every mountain every valley
Thru each heartache you will see
Every moment brings you closer
To who you were meant to be”

It makes me think, if things had been easier or different would I be the same person? Maybe if things had been different, I would be a much stronger person but if I had been stronger would I have thought I needed God or would I think I was self-sufficient and not in need of a Savior. Honestly, I find my strength in God not from myself. If I was still looking to myself for strength – would I even be standing here – crushed by the world around me?

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I see so many people that are being crushed by this world – through illness, depression, sadness and so many other debilitating conditions. How are we supposed to climb out of the darkness? The answer: Yeshua (Jesus) is our Light in the darkness! We are not sufficient in ourselves but our sufficiency only comes from God. Seek Him and know Him and be set free!

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Yeshua spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. The one who follows Me will no longer walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 TLV

Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God – 2 Corinthians 3:5 ESV

You will seek Me and find Me, when you will search for Me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13 TLV

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you. – Matthew 7:7 TLV

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed! – John 8:36 TLV

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17 NLT