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Broken to Blessed
My name is Trey-Lynn Joplin and for a large part of my life have been a slave to alcohol and drugs. I went from being a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend, to a sad, homeless, emaciated, spiritually dying soul. In 2006, I lost my children, job, husband, and home all within a year.
My family was at a loss on what to do with me. Their frustrations and helplessness, along with my addictions put a strain on our relationship. They stood helpless on the sidelines as I wasted away into darkness throwing my life away. God however knew our hearts and had a plan.
This vicious cycle of destruction came to a stop in March 2010 when my lifestyle brought me to the county Jail. This is where I let go and surrendered to Jesus. My Papa came to visit me there and I could see forgiveness in his eyes. Jesus was opening a door of healing in our lives. A couple of weeks later, I was informed that my Papa had passed away. I was devastated, but Jesus comforted me the whole time. Going to my Papa’s funeral in cuffs and shackles was very hard. I thought the grief and embarrassment would overwhelm me, but Jesus never left my side.
I was released from jail in April 2010. There I stood at a crossroads; to choose freedom in Christ or drugs. I once again chose drugs. When I used that time, I audibly heard the door of Heaven shut. It was the loudest, loneliest sound I have ever heard. I was without God and completely alone. I threw my hands up, hit my knees, and begged for God’s forgiveness. I begged for Him to open the door because I couldn’t live without Him. Jesus had pity on me and came into my despair. He flooded my heart with an indescribable love that night. He literally held me in His arms and rocked me like a baby for hours as I sobbed. May 1st 2010 was my new beginning of miracles, blessings and restoration. I have never looked back.
Jesus is restoring all the broken relationships Satan tried to destroy. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and our marriage is full of Jesus’ joy. He has opened a door for me to work in the career that I dearly love. My children and I are able to spend quality time together and many precious family memories are being made. God has also blessed us with a wonderful church family. Through a friend, Jesus led me to the Dream Center in August of 2010. My friend told me about Girlfriend’s Night on Thursdays and I checked it out. I am so glad I did. As soon as I walked through the doors, beautiful smiles greeted me from every direction. I felt welcomed and loved. Through the Dream Center, my husband, son, and daughter have become plugged into the body of Christ. My husband plays lead guitar and is now a member of the praise and worship team at the Dream Center. What a blessing it is to come to church on Sunday morning’s and praise and worship our Creator as a family. God has used the Dream Center to transform our lives.
For many years I believed that I was too far gone for Jesus to help. I thought I had gone past the point of no return. That is a lie straight from Satan. No one is out of reach from the loving arms of Jesus. He will meet you right where you are, sin and all. If you feel like giving up, just give it up to Jesus and let Him work a miracle in your life. He wants to bless your socks off!!
Trey-Lynn is a Registered Respiratory Therapist at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. She has a passion for people and watching Jesus heal hearts. She and her husband Chad have both been delivered from the chains of addiction. They enjoy sharing their testimony and watching God work miracles in other’s lives.