I witnessed how my mother suffered in every situation. But the worst thing my father did was sexually abuse me several times. Since then I became quiet and I never told anyone because I felt better if no one knew. And I kept asking myself how a heartless father could do this to his child. He was supposed to protect me but I felt like he was killing me softly.
Brandon Duncan just sent in his testimony and I liked it. So here it is. It’s a clear demonstration of our God’s immense grace.
Natacha sent in her testimony about three years ago. That’s how far behind I am. Really. But here it is.
It’s a unique story. It covers quite a bit of ground. It strikes me that we don’t hear of her conversion. We just hear, at the end, what she believes. Surely there was a moment when God changed her, but unfortunately it’s not included in the testimony.
But we do know, from reading the end, that Natacha understands that the only way to fulfillment is through Jesus Christ. And that is the whole point. Only He provides meaning. Only He gives us a legitimate reason to live.
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. . . no matter how many times I tried I would always go back to drugs just as a pig goes back to wallow in the mud. I hated life and I hated myself. Other than the drugs I also had been secretly cutting my flesh for years as a way of punishing myself, but also as a way of releasing the anger and pain I felt inside. I would even punch myself at times and hurt myself in other ways, but the more I did this the more confused and fearful I became. I really believed I was becoming insane, because I did not think that anybody else would ever deliberately self-harm. I constantly lived in fear of being found out, but without any obvious way of changing things. I would numb myself with drugs, sex and anything else that would provide temporary relief from the confusion, fear and sadness I felt inside.
I work in a high school. Sometimes I see kids like Robert. And at times I wonder if there’s any hope for some of them. After reading Robert’s story, I am reminded of God’s power to work through us in the lives of others.
In Victoria’s words —
Shamans and “healers” alike can help solve one’s problems but they can never cure a soul. I remain with a strong conviction that only God can do it. He has redeemed me from three major burdens of my life — anger, resentment and solitude -– and filled in the emptiness in my heart. He has opened a new perspective in life for me and showed me its purpose.
Sometimes we head down the wrong path. But we still hear God calling. Sometimes we try to do the right thing. But the pleasures of the world draw us away from our Savior. No matter how far we stray though, God continues to call us to Himself. And it’s up to us, ultimately, to heed His call and return to righteousness.
Lisa spent many years filled with loneliness. After meeting Jesus, however, she came to realize that she had found a life-long companion and teacher.
Check out this short but powerful example of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.