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Feeling Hurt by Those Who Swore They Would Never Hurt You3 min read

Andrea's Story

What do you do when the people who were supposed to love, care and protect you, are the same ones causing you so much pain and disappointment? That’s right, we are talking about your family! You have been facing one disappointment after the other when it comes to your family – and you don’t know what to do anymore. Did you know that there is One who will never disappoint you? That Someone is God. Although perhaps your family does not hurt or disappoint you on purpose, the truth is, they are human and will make mistakes. However, God never disappoints us! So, when family, friends, and loved ones disappoint you, turn to God because He is the only One who does not break His promises. Return to God, no matter how bad things are now, there is still hope for you and your family.

That’s the secret, and now that you have it, it’s time to practice! This Sunday at 10 am, visit The Universal Church nearest you.

 

Feeling Hurt by Those Who Swore They Would Never Hurt YouMy father left me, and soon, so did my mother…

 

My mother was a single parent, but she wanted to be with my father. My father wasn’t really in the picture till my teenage years. I always wanted to get to know him, and when I turned 15, I went to stay with him. I had no idea what I was walking into…

My mother decided to go after him, just like me, but when she saw he had moved on and had a girlfriend, she left. I tried staying with him and his girlfriend, but she was very violent towards me. I went back to my mother, who got a new boyfriend. He too was abusive, but this time it was towards my mother.

I witnessed him beat her up so badly till she bled. It was one of the scariest moments in my life. What if things only got worse? ould he beat me too? Would he kill all of us? I had to get out of there, so I moved live with my uncle. I felt so much pain inside of me, I needed a way to feel ‘happy’ again. That’s when I turned to a bad crowd of friends. They introduced me to a very dark time in my life.

I would drink, smoke, and disrespect my family or anyone around me. This led me to have even more problems at home. There were times where I was starved in the house, no one would give me food to eat for long periods.

Feeling Hurt by Those Who Swore They Would Never Hurt YouOn my 18th birthday, I moved out of the house. I lived with an elderly couple who I thought was harmless at first, until they started to verbally abuse me and ask for sexual favors.

Why was all of this happening to me? Was I cursed? Was I born to suffer in life? I stopped seeing the point of living and wanted to take my life… I was desperate for help. I remember telling God, “If You don’t help me God, I am going to kill myself!” And this is how I found The Universal Church.

This is the place where my life changed completely! I no longer feel suicidal, I no longer feel the need to drink or smoke. Today I have a positive outlook on life. I get along with my mother and we have peace inside. I used my faith and saw the promises of God become real in my life!

– Andrea


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