March 11, 2010
In February of 2007 my Dad went back out for two weeks drinking and doing drugs. We had no clue where he was. I still remember those sleepless nights wondering where Daddy was. We finally got the news they had found him. He was in detox then. Then he was in rehab from March until September.
In December I was back in the hospital. Before that I had attempted suicide twice. In January my Dad left the Amish. I was heartbroken. I thought this can't be. But it was.
In December I was back in the hospital. I had tried to take my own life. September of 2009 I was back in the hospital. Then I had been cutting for almost 4 years. I thought I was doing really good then.
But then I started getting these suicide impulses. 8 weeks ago I tried to take my own life again. I knew it was time to do something.
3 weeks ago I ended in the hospital again. My Dad and I had been having arguments about everything for a while already. That night my Dad told me to get out.
I didn't know what to do then. I heard about Joe Keim. I thought maybe he would be able to help. I've only been here a little over a week but my life has changed so much already. I was at the prayer meeting on Tuesday night. I knew I wasn't saved. Rachel asked me some questions that I had been thinking all week.
Last night I called Rachel and told her to come over. We talked about salvation for a while. I realized I believed it and I needed this. I prayed to God that I know I am a sinner and that I'm sorry for my sins. And I can only say "Wow!"
Then this morning in Sunday School we read Psalm 40. I don't know what happened but I understood that chapter and believed every word. I was like "Wow!" It was so clear to me. I only know it was God working in my heart and in my life. And I know this is just the start.
I know if God would have left me, I would never have gotten the joy and happiness I have now.
And now I can only praise God for what He has given me and how blessed I am. I give all the glory to God my Savior! Praise The Lord!
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