Jason Craven

Greetings to all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been attending BCF church for over nine years. My greatest passion is writing music and poetry, but I also enjoy running, gardening and time with my family and friends. I have a wonderful family which includes my two brothers, sister, Mom and grandmother and an army of different house pets. I’ve had a rough life, but God is great and has been there for me every step of the way! I have served at BCF on Friday nights at Celebrate Recovery helping with clean up and on occasion with landscaping and gardening.


“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” - Isaiah 40:28 (New International Version)


    Have you ever felt as if nobody understands you or truly comprehends what you are going through? I know that I’ve felt that way before in my darkest times by allowing Satan to get inside my head and convincing me to believe that no one can relate to me. That I am a failure and destined to always be weak. However, now I realize that this is far from the truth. I serve an amazing, merciful, and loving God. Psalms 57:10 tells us His love is, “reaching to the heavens; [His] faithfulness reaches to the skies.” He understands me better than I understand myself. “His understanding no one can fathom.” (Isaiah 40:29, NIV)
    I have battled for years to live life for God and to break the chains that have held me captive for so long. Even though I have made some bad decisions along the way and strayed off God’s path many times, I have not lost hope. The King of Kings renews me every time I feel like I have reached my limit and have cried out to Him. He is pleased when I ask Him for help. And, with His help, I will soar above evil temptations that seek to consume me. “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT)
    I have learned that I can always count on God’s love and limitless understanding to remind me that he knows exactly what I’m going through. I will stop allowing the father of lies to convince me that no one cares. Nothing could be further from the truth! “He gave his one and only Son for you.” (John 3:16, NIV)
    Time and time again, God has shown me His presence. As someone who is dear to me once said, “If grace was water, you would have already drowned in it!”