This I believe…
When I was eighteen years old I was involved in a car accident. The car spun out of control and in the end it was wrapped around a telephone pole. There were three other people in the car that were injured. I walked out of the totaled car without a scratch. My natural instinct was to go to a church service the following Sunday morning, but after that night life became more than seeking religion or tradition. After what I had just been through I was seeking out answers as to why my life was the way it was and why such odd things always happened to me. At that moment I knew that only God himself had the answers to my questions.
Many people have different views on who God is and if he exists. I believe that Jesus Christ is the true son of the living God and that he is Lord. I’ve had many good things happen to me since I found that out, but I also had some hardships along the way to get to this point in my life. I was never one to force my belief in Jesus Christ on anyone, but the things that happened in my life and how things were could only be explained through Him. I trust in him he leads and guides me throughout my daily life and helps me know when I need correction (which is quite often). I never have to worry if he’s around because I know that he is always there.
Believing in Jesus Christ gives me security, and it also gives my life meaning and purpose. Since I choose to trust in Him I have no worries or fears. Things in this part of my life that happen are just prerequisites leading up until the time when I will go to be with Jesus in Heaven. Hardships may come and there might be some heartache and disappointments in this part of my lifetime, but as long as I have Jesus in my heart I know that “…all things all things work together for good for them that are love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose”. With this in mind there is no reason to worry or struggle with little obstacles instead I know that I can overcome anything that the enemy tries to put in my way.
Now that my life is in the Lord’s hands I know that I have freedom and liberty to worship him and to love him. I have peace of mind and I have faith and trust in him. Jesus has never failed me yet and he never will. This is my choice and I feel that it is the best choice that I have ever made and I don’t have any intentions on leaving him. At this point in my life, I feel encouraged and I know that things will only get better for me from here on.
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