Michael Patrick said... “How has love changed your life?” :
Since 1994 I have been seeing a counselor on a regular basis, to help me process the abuse I experienced as a child.
Four years ago, I dropped into a black hole. Four months of absolute terror!! I wanted to end my life. But I reached out to a friend who took me to a hospital. In those four months I had three hospital visits. I really thought I was in hell, and would be locked away. The hospital staff, however were very supportive... even thought I had no control over my process.
During my last visit, I finally got down on my knees and asked, Jesus Christ to have mercy on me and forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated and I believe Jesus Christ delivered me from my “psychological prison”.
I am a practicing Catholic and the Holy Spirit is my friend and strength; every day since then has been a joy and blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities.
I have so much joy and peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages in England and Australia.
John 3: 8, John 15: 26 are verses I can relate to, organically... He’s a real person who is with me all the time.