I struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts, and hopelessness for multiple years before founding Christ. Through many disappointments, especially on my career path, God was revealing to me how putting your hope in people and things will always fail you: »Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself is the Rock eternal.« Isaiah 26:4
Rejections followed one after another, and the disappointments seemed to never end. Therefore, this was simply God's way of stripping me of everything I was relying on. It was just what I needed to get closer to Him.
In 2020 when the global pandemic started, I found the faith-based Facebook group, which became a blessing in disguise. Hearing the Truth of the Gospel: »Jesus loves you, He died for you« and »It's about relationship with Him,« started changing me.
In the meantime, I traveled to Sicily over the summer, and when I returned home, my student status had expired. This was a moment when the fear of being unemployed overtook me and God became the only lifeline I had left.
That's when I finally humbled myself and surrendered my life to Jesus. I poured out my soul to Him and spoke to Him as if He were a friend. And in that prayer, I felt so much joy, peace, and freedom! I was completely renewed by the Holy Spirit and healed of everything that had been tormenting me, in an instant.
When you truly experience God's love for the first time, you will never be the same again. You will be born again and transformed from the inside out. It's as if your life is just getting started; you're alive!
Jesus loves us so much that He died on the cross for our sins so that we might pass from death to life. What matters to God is our heart and our relationship with Him. His living water is free, so let us drink from this life-giving spring!
That's how my walk with Christ began. How did yours? I'd love to hear about your story! And if you haven't found the Truth yet, what's keeping you from accepting His redeeming love?