This was a parking lot I used to live in.
I had to live in my car because I had nowhere else to live.
It’s been a slow journey back from homelessness, so I understand the
barriers people face when they’re homeless and after working in the field as a mental health clinician and counselor of the homeless I feel I have a good grasp about what helps and what doesn’t help them regain their lives.
One of the biggest pieces of advice I can offer is this: You have to rely on God for your daily needs. This parking lot helped cement my relationship with Jesus in ways that couldn’t happen if I lived comfortably in a home.
I am grateful I had to struggle so much and I’ve learned to rely on my God and Savior, Jesus Christ.