I grew up in a Lutheran pastor’s home, and though I knew God as a child, as a teen I ended up hating God!
God turned my life around at 18. Because of some devastating problems, I turned back to God.
Then He showed me Hell was real, and I would have been going there, but Jesus had saved me from it!
So, I stopped hating God and knew He loved me enough to save me from Hell, but still doubted He loved me like a true friend because of the difficult things I had gone through, and because I couldn’t find love in the church. I was unhappy with Christians.
I looked for love in “all the wrong places,” but eventually found an ‘alive’ church.
I found out what the church is like when it is alive! The Christians there helped me and I found out God loves me more than I can possibly imagine!
What would I do without Jesus who gives me hope in every area of my life?