When you come to yourself.

“And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!” Luke 15:17

Years ago, while sitting in a mental hospital, I wondered, “How in the world did I get here?!” My life had sunk so low that I had forgotten who I was. I had forgotten why I was here. But Jesus met me in that place and He helped me.

My sister and friend, you may be wondering, “How did I get here? How did I get in this mess of a situation? How did I allow my life to get so out of control?” Maybe you don’t recognize yourself anymore and have forgotten who you are and why you are here. But Jesus will help you like He helped me. He will stoop down and will help you come to yourself. He will break the power of Satan’s lies over you and will cause His truth to penetrate through to your heart until you are reminded of who you are. He will help you remember that you have a heavenly Father who loves you, you have a family in Christ that cares, and you have a divine purpose for why you are here.

The prodigal son remembered as he came to himself, and he went straightway to his father. I pray you will do the same. I pray you go straightway to your Father. He will welcome you with open arms. He will put a ring on your finger, a crown on your head and a robe on your back. He will remove your old filthy garments, and robe you in garments fitting for a daughter of the King!

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking to me and for meeting me right where I am. Only you can help me come to myself. Help me God! Deliver me from this place I’m in and set me on a firm foundation in you. No matter what I go through, help me run to you and receive your loving reminder of who I am. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Luke 15:11-32)

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27 thoughts on “When you come to yourself.”

  1. I don’t recognize this person that is me. I have vague memories of an effervescent, joyfilled happy lady. This song by Plumb says it for me:
    “Well, everybody’s got a story to tell
    And everybody’s got a wound to be healed
    I want to believe there’s beauty here
    ‘Cause oh, I get so tired of holding on
    I can’t let go, I can’t move on
    I want to believe there’s meaning here
    How many times have you heard me cry out
    “God please take this”?
    How many times have you given me strength to
    Just keep breathing?
    Oh I need you
    God, I need you now.
    Standing on a road I didn’t plan
    Wondering how I got to where I am
    I’m trying to hear that still small voice
    I’m trying to hear above the noise
    How many times have you heard me cry out
    God please take this?
    How many times have you given me strength to
    Just keep breathing?
    Oh I need you
    God, I need you now.
    Though I walk through the shadows
    And I, I am so afraid
    Please stay, please stay right beside me
    With every single step I take
    How many times have you heard me cry out?
    And how many times have you given me strength?
    How many times have you heard me cry out
    “God please take this”?
    How many times have you given me strength to
    Just keep breathing?
    Oh I need you
    God, I need you now.
    I need you now
    Oh I need you
    God, I need you now.
    I need you now

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Miss Cindy💖!!!
      Love Always💕😊🌞🌻🍁
      Your DOTK Sister

  2. Oh God and the name of Jesus remind me who I am in Christ Jesus no matter what I may go through continue to help Christ Jesus in my life and Jesus name Amen ❤❤

  3. Thank you for this post..I came at a time when I needed it most as a victim of domestic violence in a shelter that’s just as bad with no where else to go..I read your devotional everyday day besides Jesus as my Savior it has been my lifeline of support..I just want to say God bless you for for following God path you can’t imagine how many you are ministering to..I can’t put my name or email here for fear of being kicked out of here and being removed to the streets so I pray somehow God makes a way for you to receive my gratitude for your support and honesty in your devotional..

  4. Lord I thank you for meeting me in this tough place in my life today I am trusting you all the way to see be through this in your holy name 🙏🏿

  5. God you already showed me who I am you made the breakthrough I just have to walk in it. It is about loving yourself but I have to love God first and foremost and be led by his spirit. Thank you for the breakthrough Lord! help me to run for you in Jesus name. I pray for all my sisters that they will continue to look to God because no matter how dark it looks he will bring you out.

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Catherine💖!!!
      Thank You Lord For BREAKTHROUGHS!!!!
      Love Always💕🌻😊🌞

  6. I don’t have the words but I’m going to try anyway.. I am so moved by these testimonies. I relate to every one of them. There is so much power in a testimony. The depths of despair we can experience -that we can even survive it is a miracle. And then the glory of God that can be revealed through us when we are delivered and overcome is so just beautiful. I’m so grateful today. All praise to You Savior Jesus.

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Gen💖!!!
      Yes Ma’am there is sooo much power & encouragement in testimonies. Lord We Thank You For Transparency, Honesty, Truth & LOVE!!
      Love Always💕🌻😊🌞

  7. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” Yes i am So very greatful for YOUR WORD this morning it enlightens my heart with conviction to run right straight back into your arms. Though i believe I receive i put my trust in You, when i hold on to the pains of the past or the fear of hopelessness and not surrender them to you my action speaks otherwise, it becomes sin forgive me. sometimes its an intence battle within me. and yes i know the devils a liar forgive me for allowing fear to take hold of me many of times. You pick me up and remind me who i am, i am YOURS JESUS” YOU’VE Created me to LOVE to be Fierce Mighty in YOU a Warrior to Bring Souls into YOUR KINGDOM Glory to set the captives free. O my LORD deliver my Soul from every wound from the past from when i was in my mothers womb till this very second. Heal me deliver me Physically Spiritually and emotionally that i may run in destiny in my calling no more holfing back. Thank YOU for LOVING me and never leaving nor forsakeing me i LOVE YOU” my LORD,” in YOUR Mighty Glorious NAME LORD KING JESUS” i pray AMEN AMEN AMEN. *Thank You Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD,” Always So on time its been a battle and i do fall short of HIS GLORY. All my sisters testamonies is my testamonie too, whoooooo GLORY to GOD.” LOVE and GOD BLESS You All, ALOHA Always Your Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i United States ❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤

    1. error: that i may run in my destiny. no more holding back. YES holding on to the Past pains holding on to fear the lies of the enemy can hold up back, Paralysed us. O No we belong to JESUS,” Thank YOU for bringing to rememberance who we are ❤⚘All my our LOVE my our GOD and KING of KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. GLORY GLORY GLORY TO GOD.” LOVE You all Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie and all my Sisters and brothers in CHRIST JESUS” our LORD.”❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘

      1. Amen my dear sister Chrissy…I just don’t seem to have the words today, but you and other sisters did. Thank you for our hearts sharing so much of the same burdens. And yes praise be to Jesus “No going back.. love and blessings 💕

        1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Sister Lynne💖!!!
          Isn’t it a BEAUTIFUL THING😍Just to KNOW that you have Sisters that will help carry you through?!!
          Loving You ALWAYS💕🌻😊🌞

      2. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Chrissy💖!!!
        GOD IS SOOOO GOOD & ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!! It’s such a Blessing to be able to share/testify about Gods Goodness, Grace & Mercy. When you think you’re all alone & going through..The Lord places people right where they need to be to encourage & uplift you!!
        Love You ALWAYS💕🌻😊🌞

  8. Amen..Amen..AMENNN!!!!!!!!!!
    Ohh Lord My Soul & Mouth Cry Out..THANK YOU LORD🙌🏽🙌🏽!!! Ohhh Lord How I Thank You & I Praise Your Holy, Mighty, Righteous & Precious Name🙌🏽👏🏽💃🏽!!! LORD, I THANK YOU for THIS BLESSED, SUPERPOWERFUL & TIMELY CONFIRMING WORD, THAT I TRULY NEEDED, BELIEVE & RECEIVE WITH ALL MY HEART!! LORD I THANK YOU..I THANK YOU..I THANK YOU..FOR ALLOWING ME TO RECOGNIZE THERE WAS/IS A PROBLEM & HELPING ME TOO COME TO MYSELF!! Depression is REAL!! I looked around my bedroom a few weeks ago & said..”this is not me” as I was ironing JUST THIS MORNING, I said.. “how did I get here?” I had been Praying for something & I THOUGHT once I receive it, I’ll feel better, well I DID receive a part of it & I’M SOOO THANKFUL LORD..but it STILL DIDN’T take away or make me feel any better MENTALLY OR PHYSICALLY! After working ALL your life in a career that you absolutely LOVE & one day there’s an incident & your whole entire life changes, you can’t even imagine what that does to you mentally on top of
    the physical injuries😭. I was/am no longer near as financially secure as I was before the incident. There were times when I looked in my refrigerator & could see the back of it..NOTHING blocking my view & with 3 young children in your home, Lord that hurt! But they NEVER knew the internal pain I was suffering. Talk about taking from Peter to pay Paul..I’m a witness..my financial situation changed but my bills stayed the same if not more because now I’m home EVERYDAY! But The God I SERVE!! Lord, Have Mercy..when I tell y’all He ALWAYS & I mean ALWAYS..HAS A RAM IN THE BUSH, MAKES A WAY OUT OF NO WAY..OHHH MY GOD!!! He NEVER let the lights be turned off, He kept a roof over our heads, He kept the water running, He kept us warm in the winter & cool in the summer & we NEVER went to bed hungry & the little people take a snack to school..EVERY DAY!! As for my physical condition I’ve had two back surgeries which have left me with..nuts, bolts, screws & pins in my back, walking with a cane, now looking at a third surgery & a knee replacement. As for my mental state, it’s a day to day process, I don’t like to use the word struggle, because The Lord has been & IS GOOD TO ME..HE CONTINOUSLY sustains me, with His Word! That’s WHY I Thank Him, Praise Him, Talk About His Goodness EVERY Chance I Get & Give Him ALL The Glory & Honor!! It’s because of Him, I’m STILL HERE & in my right mind! I know this was lengthy but I REALLY needed to share/testify about The Lords Goodness, Grace & Mercy, Unconditional Love & HOW He takes care of His Own, if WE JUST Trust Him, Stand On His Word, Pray Without Ceasing, Believe, Watch & WAIT With GREAT EXPECTATIONS..& HE’LL DELIVER ON TIME!! NOT OUR TIME BUT IN HIS TIME!! I Pray this can & will be an encouragement for somebody to just hold on..help is on the way!!
    LORD I JUST LOVE YOU!!!💓😍❤🤗💗😊💞😚
    Lord Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This AMAZING MINISTRY, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love ALWAYS, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

    1. Thank you my dearest sister Wendy.💖💖 You are such a testimony of His faithfulness and your own honey!! Bless you. Love you always my sister 💕

  9. I completely understand this and God knows what we’re facing.
    He says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
    Also there’s a sermon the Lord used to speak to me. Its called Everything Must Go by Sarah Jakes. Check it out. You’d be blessed

  10. I just got out of a mental hospital two days ago. All the education, degrees, years of experience did not exclude me from a mental breakdown. I lost myself in my work, kids, marriage, and even ministry. Bipolar depression caused me to lose sight of who I was and who’s I am.
    I am on a long road to recovery but I know Jesus has already made my purpose for living plain and clear. I’m not alone. God loves me and I am His first.

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