Nicki’s Story | Florida

When I was a baby, I was adopted into a Christian family. I grew up, knowing the stories of the Bible and knowing of God. I believed He existed and that He was God but I never realized that I wasn’t saved.
 
When I was 13, I became depressed. It started with the doubts of my salvation. Then fear came and with it followed a whole bunch of emotions and confusion that I started to think that God had left me. I really struggled with feeling unwanted and unloved by God and even at times by my loved ones. I even turned it onto them at times. I hated myself because of it. I was this depressed, moody, self-centered person that only cared for herself and too foolish to open her eyes to see the truth right in front of her. I pushed everyone away and I would push God away, even when I felt Him tugging at my heart.
 
That truth was that I wasn’t saved and that I was the one to leave God. On July 22, 2014, I realized that God did love me and that there was a way that I can live in heaven with Him one day. I got saved that day and I’ve been a brand new person since.
 
I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I have this peace and love that never goes away. I can never describe it and that’s how I know it’s from God. I never doubted my salvation ever again. I know I’m saved.
 
I still struggle with many things of course. Sin is very tempting and hard times are difficult but with God, I’ve got the strength to get through it. No one can ever take this away from me and it has been the best thing to ever happen to me.
 
-Nicki in Florida
 
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