I believed my bad past determined my unpromising future. Then I heard Pastor preaching, "Think resurrection! If Jesus rose from the dead, your bad situation can turn around."
Paul, the apostle, said the same thing in a powerful way, "We felt like…it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since He’s the God who raises the dead!" (2 Corinthians 1:9 MSG)