Jennifer Gorney

God Morning! My name is Jenn Gorney and I’m honored to be able to be a part of this wonderful ministry of Hope is Alive! Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who was “Kinda” in a relationship with you? That’s how I was in relationship with Jesus for a VERY long time… Call it crazy, but I have a vivid, visceral and tangible memory of Jesus coming to me when I wasn’t quite 4 years old…on a swing in the backyard of a place that would hold many years of pain. It was like I knew Him for an instant…but then…life…and pain I’m convinced that He knew that I would need to remember that instant in the years to come…as I entered the KINDA… Although much was good, much tragedy and brokenness would ensue within the precious and fragile bounds of childhood…the unthinkable things…yep, they happened. Leading to the faulty escapes of adolescence…. All the while…He was there… Waiting…as I KINDA knew Him. As adulthood developed, and I knew I needed to get my feet under me, I embraced my faith more…but Kinda Along with many modalities of healing …You name it, I’ve probably done it. And all part of His plan to heal me and to show me who I ultimately needed. To not be KINDA… To be fully in relationship with Him- the one who is NEVER Kinda. He is ALL in…Psalm 139 But I would have to trust. And to trust I would have to forgive. This next step would require forgiveness that is not possible in the Human flesh. My flesh wanted it, craved it, desired to be able to forgive and lay these things down. But…my flesh could not. Only Jesus… Luke 23:34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit. Zechariah 4:6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Which meant I couldn’t be KINDA anymore. I had to surrender to Him. So HE could compete this work in me. And so…I let go of KINDA. I leapt…FULLY..into the arms of Jesus. I forgave… I’ve never looked back… He is there…waiting for you… My only regret…waiting too long in the KINDA.

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