In the newest issue of Simple Grace, Lesly Devereaux tells the harrowing story of losing everything and getting sent to prison over a misguided attempt to help her family—and how God showed her that the key to freedom was already in her hands.
“As we were handcuffed, I heard God speaking to my heart, ‘You will be shackled but free!’ so I held my head high,” Lesly says. “This was the moment He’d been preparing me for. As daunting as it was to go to prison, I knew I was there for a purpose and I’d see it through with God’s grace.”
“This was God’s plan for me,” Lesly adds. “These women [in prison] never had anyone to lead them to Jesus and I saw that they were so much like me: They’d tried to take care of others while neglecting themselves. I knew I was put there for them.”
Read Lesly's amazing story and how she's trying to help other women through her organization Joyful Living for Women Ministry and her book Breaking Codependency: How to Navigate the Traps that Sabotage Your Life in the October issue of Simple Grace on sale now, or download it instantly on NOOK.