Resident Reflection

I am almost finished with my time at Vision of Hope. I will be transitioning out of the house and into phase three by the end of next week, so I’ve done a lot of reflecting over the past few days. Once again, God has given more than I had imagined and has demonstrated his faithfulness and love.

The faithful believers at Vision of Hope have been a blessing. I’m so grateful for the love, support, and proayer that surrounded me as God pulled my life from a pit. I’ve been challenged and encouraged by watching as the staff and interns walk the same path they instruct the residents to walk. Their commitment to follow Christ at any cost is apparent.

I am thankful that I am not the same person who walked through the doors of VOH seven months ago. God did not leave me where I was! Yes, it has been a hard road, but I am thankful beyond words that God was not willing to let one of his children dishonor him any longer.

Through hearting Truth from the Word every day in this program, I’ve learned to consider obeying God of greater worth than a comfortable, easy life. I am committed to live in a way that brings Him glory. I want to seek His kingdom – not one of my own.

My comfort, as I start life outside of the house is that God’s name is on my life and that everything I face is for his glory and my good.

Jocelyn Wallace
Jocelyn was the executive director of the Vision of Hope residential treatment center ( on the campus of Faith Ministries until 2013. Her experience in the biblical counseling field goes back to 2002, and includes work in parachurch organizations and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries.