“After confessing my sin and apologizing to people, I watched as relationships were restored, healing took place mostly in my heart even making me realize that I had been angry with God all these years for taking my brother.”

Our family was rocked to the core when I was 18 years old as we watched my beloved healthy 22 year old brother die right before our eyes. Growing up with a sensitivity to the things of God, this really shook my world and my faith in God. God did use this event to draw me into a personal relationship with Jesus as my Savior and it has been quite the journey.

Faced a while ago with conflicts in my life, I was sure that I was not the problem - so why wasn’t God changing the other person? I came across Psalms 139: 23 & 24 - Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. I prayed this many times but still not thinking that I was the one who needed to change.

God did search my heart as I had prayed, making me realize my heart was the problem.  After confessing my sin and apologizing to people, I watched as relationships were restored, healing took place mostly in my heart even making me realize that I had been angry with God all these years for taking my brother. Again seeking God’s forgiveness has indeed set me free.

- GAIL

 

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