Many people see the tattoo on my foot while I'm sitting and ask what the verse is and why I put it there. Job 29:3 "his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness"
No, it is not on my foot because of the "walking" reference in the verse, but for a while that is what I told people because I was afraid. Now it is time to share my story.
If you actually get face to face with the tattoo and look up you'll see some markings on my ankles. Those scars are from a dark time in my life where I felt like there was no ending to my pain and physical harm was all I could do and what I deserved. There are more throughout my body but my ankle was the main place I would go because no one ever gets close to your ankles.
After years of therapy, love from family and friends, and prayer I have come so so far. I wanted the tattoo to remind me of how far I've come. I placed my tattoo there to remind me of the suffering I endured but how my faith in the Lord got me through it all. It was never easy, but I'm here today and I'm so grateful for that. I have so much more in God's plan for me to fulfill, I just had a period of years I couldn't see his light. Now even if things get tough and I think of resorting to my past I can look at my scars and the verse and remind myself that through prayer, family, love, and patience God truly does give peace to his children.
So to anyone having a hard time in their life I say this - Never give up, weather the storm. God has a plan for you.
College senior at IUPUI who is slowly finding herself through her walk with Christ.
Written By: Kate Aman
College senior at IUPUI who is slowly finding herself through her walk with Christ. Find me on Facebook: https://facebook.com/katelyn.aman