Feb 15, 2013

Lisa

rehabs in TexasHello, my name is Lisa.  I’m 45 years old and grew up in Houston, Texas.  I was not brought up as a Christian.  Intelligence and education were stressed as the most important things in life, so I became a very good student and had aspirations for myself.  At age 13 I was sexually assaulted.  I then became rebellious and started experimenting with drugs, which became a lifestyle for me.  By age 24 I started using heroin, which led to a 20-year-addiction and a lot of psychological problems.  All of my dreams faded away and I was dying in my addiction.  I lost my will to live and was completely broken.  I decided to go to Teen Challenge and after a few months I turned over everything to the Lord Jesus Christ.  My life has permanently changed.  I finally felt God’s presence.  I never wake up sad or depressed anymore.  I’m happy to be alive and I dedicate my life to Christ.

The following scripture is the most profound thing I have ever read: “He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities.  The punishment that gave us peace was upon him.  By His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4