Thursday, February 6, 2014

   A Double Love Story
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. Psalm 42:5

I was raised in a church-going family of seven children. My parents always read from the Bible after dinner. We also went to church on Sundays. It was a busy family and there was not much time for personal questions. As you know young people have all kinds of questions going through their heads. We tried to look for our own answers and searched in the wrong direction. Over the years we, as children, became difficult to manage and one after the other got into problems. 

I became very rebellious as a teenager and left home to live in a room at a friend's house. It was not long before I got involved in dance clubs, night clubs, drinking, heavy smoking and all kinds of other bad things. 

I knew there was a God, and I also believed that Jesus Christ died for all our sins, but I did not know how to apply this knowledge to my personal life, neither had anybody ever told me that this was necessary in order to become a Christian. I was never taught that one needed to accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior. I thought being a churchgoer was enough. Sad to say, I became entangled in gross sin.

At that time, I did not go to church anymore, because to me it did not make any difference. Sure enough I was lured into sexual relationships and I became pregnant by a young man who did not wanted to marry me. So here I was, stuck, no way out, no where to go. I went to one of my friends to get an abortion. She had helped a few girls that I knew. I asked her to help me also. 
When I came to her place she kind of hesitated and seemed to drag her feet. We had a coffee and then she said: "Listen, I cannot perform an abortion on you". "Why not?", I said. "I fear you will die if I proceed, and I am not going to do it", she replied. Well, I said: " That's nice, leaving me in trouble". I then left. 

I never told anybody about my pregnancy until I had to make further arrangements for the delivery. I became more desperate as time proceeded and finally at 7 months of pregnancy, I told my boss, who was shocked, but very supportive. I was close to 8 months before I told my parents. All that time I had struggled with it by myself.

Shortly after the birth of my adorable baby, I became so desperate and I wanted to end it all. Through a miracle I got saved and accepted the Lord Jesus as my Saviour. This was a great help and The Lord encouraged me daily.

I started to attend a Full Gospel Church, which was a great blessing. I was loved by everybody, but that did not change the fact that I was single with a baby. Often I cried, thinking that I never would be able to find a nice young man who would want to be my husband. I mentioned my need to the preacher and she said: "Listen, don't search by yourself for a husband, the Lord can do a far better job". I left it with the Lord and a year and a half later I met this young Christian man , in another country while on vacation.

We talked about all kind of things and what the Lord had done in our lives, when he stopped and looked at me and said: "Could it be that we are meant for each other?" "Perhaps this is the Lord's will?", he continued. Then he looked at the little closed pendant on my necklace, which had a picture of my little child, and he said : "Can I see that?". I said: "NO". He came closer and said : "Why not, who's picture is in there?" 

I had no choice but to let him open it and he looked at the picture then at me and again at the picture. By now I started to cry and I was afraid he would reject me. I thought to myself, Lord, why does this has to happen?
And you know, the next thing that followed, this young man held me in his arms and said: "Praise the Lord, I asked for one and He gave me two".

The Lord has wonderful surprises. We were married a few months later. Over the years we had three more children, they all looked alike. What a great blessing our four children have been to us. 

How wonderful are His ways. Just the thought that my child could have been aborted, hurts the innermost depth of my soul and makes me cry. But praise God, the nightmare ended and He turned my night into day, my cry into laughter, my despair into relief and my sorrow into joy.

No problem is too big for the Lord and no cry is too desperate. He will make a way, He will answer your prayer, He will look after you, He will take your burden. You only have to call upon Jesus and He will touch your life and make a complete change. He'll give you AN OVERHAUL, so to speak. Remember, you're NOT alone. You'll NEVER walk alone !

The Lord will command His loving-kindness in the daytime, and in the night (the dark hours in life). His song shall be with me - a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8

As you may understand, this part of my life was difficult to share on the Internet, therefore it took me a few years before I posted it. The Lord urged me to do this to let the reader know that my life without Christ was a mess.
I became who I am now because of my troubled life which was straightened out by God, the Father, through Christ.              
Thank You, JESUS!

Be encouraged! Jesus forgave the adulterous woman, while the Pharisees thought that she should be stoned to death. Jesus handled this "case" through His mercy and love. (John 8:1-911). 

The Son of God will do it again!
May the name of the Lord be praised! AMEN.

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