Testimony – COLE
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7
Below is an excerpt from Cole’s testimony, which she will be sharing with us this week. Until we meet, spend some time meditating on these verses from Nahum & Psalms. They are a much-needed reminder that our Lord is so near to us when we need it the most. The things that may surprise or trouble us from day to day do not ever catch Him by surprise. He is always ready, willing, & able to walk alongside us in our “times of trouble” & bring us victoriously to the other side of a trial. He helps us to not only survive such seasons but also to learn & grow through them. We are then able to share wisdom & encouragement with others as they endure a similar season.
“When I was 22 years old, I began thinking about suicide. On Christmas Eve of 2001, I planned to kill myself. I already had the prescription drugs I needed, but a friend helped by sharing about God. It was the first time I heard of the love of God and about how Jesus saved me from my sin; and it was the first time I heard the scripture John 3:16 – ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’ That night, I went home and began thinking of God. I wanted to know more. And I knew God stopped me from dying that night.”
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” Psalm 46:1
Principle 2: Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
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