I sat on the couch in my living room and stared at the wall, until . . .

I have been attending Hobart Jubilee Worship Center (formerly Lake Station Church of God) for 35 years.  I was elected church clerk and have served in that office for over 34 years.  God has been good and blessed my family and me all these years.

About 3 years ago I went through one of the most severe trying times of my Christian walk.  Satan literally attacked my mind and tried to make me believe that I had never truly been born again, that I was just pretending, that God had rejected me because I had sinned too much and there was no forgiveness for me.

I ended up in deep depression sitting on the couch in my living room and staring at the wall.  I could not concentrate enough to even pray or read God’s Word.  My pastor and church secretary had to come to my house and do my clerk duties.

I became so depressed my doctor forced me to go to the hospital.  The church began to pray for me.  God put special people in my life.  One lady came to me in church while I was praying.  She began to tell me things that were going trough my mind that only God knew.  I knew God had revealed to her what I was going through.

It was through this trial that God restored my faith.  I read a scripture years ago when we had a car accident and my oldest daughter almost died.  That scripture is found in Proverbs and says “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”  I have truly found it to be the scripture that says, “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper.”  The devil has no ammunition in his arsenal that can penetrate the shield of faith.

I praise God for a faithful wife, pastor, church, and family who stood by me in my trial.

-- Alvin

REAL LIFE STORIES - Chapter 79

DEEP DEPRESSION


 


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