I took my case to trial, was found guilty and got a 12 year prison sentence. Due to the crime I was accused of, I was housed in M dorm. They nicknamed ‘M’ for ‘murder’ because it was home to some of the most violent women in the state of Florida, many of whom were serving life sentences without parole. But I refused to lose hope!
I was surrounded by hopelessness; it was a tangible presence. I saw it in the eyes of the women who had been incarcerated for 10, 20 and 30 years. They couldn’t see a way out, and it was killing them. I found great joy in feeding them words of encouragement. They couldn’t find it within themselves, so everyday, I would make it my mission to give someone hope.
There was nothing left for me to do but hope that one day, I would taste freedom.
Hope is not just something you wish for or you dream about. It is a deep knowing that what you desire will manifest. Click To Tweet
Hope is not just something you wish for or you dream about. It is a deep knowing that what you desire will manifest. Going home was all I thought about, my mind was free to transcend the prison walls and dream about a life of no limits.
Hope kept me alive during a time when death was fighting to snatch my soul. But the light of the Lord will always outshine darkness, and here I am today, as free as a bird.
Don’t allow your trials to take you under, keep hope alive, and one day, you will be set free.
May God bless the hearers and the doers of His word.