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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.

3 comments:

Scott McQueen said...

God Bless You! This is very near to my heart. I tried everything and when I did hit bottom, Christ was the only one who could lift me up. Keep Up The Faith and Spread The Good News!

WHITEShadow said...

Everybody have dark moments in their lives. Sometimes we thought that we are worthless because of the committed sins, we never realize that we are the one who can't forgive ourselves. God is a God of mercy and are ready to forgive. The reason why Jesus gave his life as a ransom because He atone us from our sins. The only requirement is for us to believe Him and rely to His mercy. Others thought that relying on His mercy alone will give us the merits we need, of course it is coupled with good works too. He said "if ye love me keep my commandments" and that is not easy at all. But we don't need to be perfect overnight as God knows that but we should have to do our best and God will fill the rest that we can't do beyond our capacity. Still not so easy, but just think of the promise when he said '...though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;... If ye be willing and obedient ye shall eat the good of the land. (Isa 1:16-19) Forgiveness is just one of the gift through His atonement - the miracle that follows after true repentance. That is the feeling of clear conscience and and perfect hope.

MICHAEL PATRICK DAVID said...

WHITEShadow said...
Forgiveness is just one of the gift through His atonement - the miracle that follows after true repentance. That is the feeling of clear conscience and and perfect hope.

Dear Whiteshadow,
You are so right…. forgiveness is a gift.

I could never forgive myself, until I got on my knees (terrified) & asked JESUS to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins.

I know now - deep in my heart - that Jesus has forgiven me.

Praise the Lord!

Thank you also Scott, for your warm & loving comments!

Peace Be With You
Michael Patrick David