This is kind of a personal post. But it’s something that needs to be said for anyone else who might be struggling with this. So here goes!
I grew up in a broken family and I had a rough childhood. It wasn’t just me, my siblings did too. I started to be sad all the time, and at first, that’s all it was. Sadness. But then this darkness enveloped me and it just took over. I couldn’t stop it. I had thoughts of suicide, I had thoughts of running away, I had anger built up inside me against my family, I had these overwhelmingly negative thoughts in my head and in my heart for so long.
Then I got saved. It was like everything lifted from me and I could breathe again! It was a breath of fresh air! There was a joy in my heart that I couldn’t explain, except that Jesus put it there. His presence with me was such a comfort. He was my best Friend, my loving Father, and my Lord and King. I knew He loved me and I wanted to love Him with all my heart.