From Rome to New Age to Christ
Chronic depression, angry mood swings, and anxiety
That was my life for at least 20 years – mental and physical suffering; strained personal and work relationships.
I tried my hardest to get out of it; to change. From studying a ton of self-help tools and techniques to trying different religions; nothing worked. Granted, these things did provide me with a little comfort, but ultimately made me feel more low and empty, and my depression got worse.
On the surface, I had a ‘cool’ lifestyle; expensive sports cars, self-employed, money, married to my dream woman (who loved me very much) who had also given birth to our beautiful dream daughter, so what was the problem? Why the chronic depression?
In 2008, I reached a ‘tipping point’ where I feared I would lose everything in my life. Then one night, I watched a TV programme where a man was talking about the Lord Jesus Christ.
I listened as he spoke about why Jesus had done what He did on the Cross, and that we needed to believe on Him to be forgiven of our sins, in order to go to Heaven when we die.
For some reason, what I heard rang true, and I felt convicted over the sin I had done in my life. I switched off the TV and fell to my knees crying out to God asking Him to forgive me of my sins; believing with my heart the message I had just heard; that Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again the third day. At that moment, I ‘felt’ a heavy weight, or a burden if you will, lifted from me, and my tears turned to rejoicing!
The next morning, I felt like a man with newness of life – lighter, happier, comforted, focused. I realised afterwards that I had been saved by God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ – The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE.
No matter how much I had tried to ‘clean up’ my life before this, I could not do it. I NEVER would have been able to do it, because I needed to have my sins forgiven by God! Only Jesus could do it. Only Jesus could SAVE me!
Oh friend, the joy in my heart now is wonderful; my life has completely changed!
I do pray you found my brief personal testimony of some interest and comfort to you.
May the Lord bless you as you seek to know Him, and the wonderful salvation He offers FREELY to ALL who call upon Him in genuine, heartfelt repentance.