This interview was humbling. I met Jamie via Instagram, and I don’t know exactly how it happened, but I won’t spoil the story. You will absolutely want to hear it yourself, because Jamie is one of the most incredible recovery warriors I’ve met.
This is a story of healing. You will hear some really intense parts, but you will also hear a woman who is rejoicing in healing. Jamie shares with a heart for wanting others to heal, and it was so awesome for me to hear her promoting healing in mind, body, and soul.
Jamie has gone through a lot of darkness in her life. Her story was unlike any story I had heard among people I’ve met and know personally. I knew these stories happened, but it shook me when she started sharing her story on social media.
Yet I was rooted to the spot. There was something absolutely contagious about Jamie. She had the ‘joy unspeakable and full of glory’ that Peter talks about in 1 Peter, and it attracted me like a magnet.
You wouldn’t know, looking at the photo above, the darkness that Jamie has gone through. She has walked through valleys of the shadow of death, and yet she has come out. God has brought her out, and she is a strong woman. She humbles me because she is so humble, incredibly enthusiastic, and her story truly reminds me of what RECOVERY, FREEDOM, REDEMPTION is.
Jamie’s story made me think of Psalm 23 and these two verses, ‘
‘He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’ (vs. 3-4)
She truly walked through so many valleys. My story pales in comparison, and it was such a privilege to share her story. My hope is that this would be another testimony that there is no darkness so deep and so big that the light can not pierce it.
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Did you listen to Jamie’s story?
Find Jamie at her blog and Instagram:
Blog: Tinke Redeemed
What valleys of darkness have you gone through? Was it hard for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel?
How have you experienced healing?
Linking up with Amanda to Think out Loud and share Jamie’s story!
(I know it was SO hard some days for me especially when I thought that I would never stop struggling with a bondage to the scale, a mind that was consumed with eating, and a fear of my body. Yet, today I can say that even the darkest tunnels always have lights at the end.)