13 Apr The 3:16 Stories: Alisa
It doesn’t take faith to see a situation as it is. You could look at what Alisa went through and say that it’s depressing, and you might not be wrong.
Because it might actually be depressing to lose your father in a freak accident when you’re 8, when you have to deal with bulimia, when your mother leaves you or when the one who loves you the most passes away. It’s depressing when you have to live with the weight of your suicide attempt for the rest of your life.
So you can see the situation for what it is and you will always remember it as what it was. Or, like Alisa, you can redeem it. Redeem death for life. Redeem bitterness for gratitude. Redeem suicide for strength. In your kingly influence, you have the right to redeem.
But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. – Genesis 50:20
Pastor Norman Ng
Assistant Pastor, 3:16 Church