I began my relationship with Jesus in November 2018, at the age of 55. Once I did this, I no longer felt worthless, unloved, or hopeless.
How did I get here? By hitting rock bottom in March and April of 2018. I had no choice but to listen to God calling me. This truly has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life.
In March 2018, my husband lost his job of twenty years. This job was his identity and his worth. He was devastated. In April 2018, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To say we could help each other is a total understatement. We were going down a long dark road. We spent days and nights fighting, crying, and trying to figure out what we were going to do. I suggested a divorce to at least cut our troubles in half. With no faith, everything seemed like the world was coming down on us. We were hopeless.
What finally turned us around was a class at Stone Church called, Fresh Start. I agreed to come to the class in hopes they could “fix” my husband. My husband believed in God, but I did not. Due to tragedy and abuse in my life, I refused to believe there was a God.
I sat in the classes, determined that I was not going to let anyone change my mind about believing in a God that I knew didn’t exist. I was there for my husband only, and no one was going to change my mind.
After a few classes, something started to happen in me. I started listening. I watched the people giving the class, and my mind started to wonder. Could the things these people were saying be true? God loves me, and he made me with a purpose? I had to know more, so I picked up the Bible for the first time in my 55 years of life and started reading.
I was baptized November 2018, and I have lived a life full of Jesus ever since. I feel whole, accepted, loved and valued every day. I don’t know where I would be today if we had never stepped into Stone Church.
What I do know now is that I can handle any situation because of my faith. My cancer came back in 2020 and I got through it because of my relationship with Jesus. My husband and I have a stronger marriage because of this journey we have taken together, thanks to Jesus. I don’t have to go through any trial alone anymore. I have Jesus.