Chaos to Christ Testimony

In September of 2015, I was couch surfing and broken.  I was an addict, had a chaotic mind that never offered peace since my teens, and was in a state of complete despair.  Little did I know at the time, God was closer to me than he ever was, as it is written: The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. -Psalm 34:18 

One night I decided to seek God, but it was no longer on my terms.  For years I tried to mold God into something I wanted him to be. I had decided that night, if there was a God it would be best to seek him on his terms and not my own.  I cried out to God with a broken heart and pleaded with him to point me to the truth.  The very next night I felt impressed to accept Christ as my Savior and I did not hesitate.  I knew I was broken, that I wasn’t a good person, and I was completely helpless to overcome my addictions. God’s grace lifted me out of the mess I was in.  Struggles that seemed impossible for me to overcome dissolved without any effort of my own.  I had a fulfillment I had no idea was possible!  The philosophy of men, the religion of my youth, the cognitive therapy, the meditation circles, none of it fulfilled me, but Christ did.  My desperation allowed me to fully depend on God and he delivered me. I experienced a peace beyond understanding.  As a man since then, I haven’t been perfect, but I have an advocate.  Christ will stand in my place at his judgment seat and he can do the same for you. His peace can be yours!

The scripture says: all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). That there is none good, no not one (Psalm 14:3; Romans 3:10).  God has a penalty for sin:  the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), there is also a second death (Revelation 21:8) which is eternal separation from God. Luckily for me and you: while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8). Trust in the Lord Jesus and he will save you: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9)  Christ died, was buried, and rose again (1st Corinthians 15:1-4).  No matter how heinous the sin, Christ paid for it all on the cross (1st John 2:2; 1st Peter 2:24).  Receive his free gift of salvation today (Ephesians 2:8-9). Life is but a vapor (James 4:14)!

 

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