Abused, I knew God was the only way out

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Here is a recent testimony of an abused and addicted women that was recently received at RU Recovery Ministries and we want to share it with you!

I grew up in a loving Christian home. We were at church every time the doors were open.

Sadly, when I was 10 yrs old, the Pastor’s son molested and abused me. Within the next following months, my parents separated and divorced. I was so young, and yet so full of anger and hatred—and not really knowing at whom! Perhaps this explains my pattern of self-destruction and the past 20 years I spent far away from God.

Later in life, I was beaten, raped, and almost murdered. I think I actually felt more pain in my soul, than in my body. As I lay in a hospital bed, I knew that God was the only way out. I knew that if I did not repent and come back to Him, I would soon be dead and maybe by my own hand. I knew what to do and with all my heart, I cried out to God. I asked for help and praised Him for being with me in my mess.

When I left the hospital, I headed towards the first Baptist church service I could find, where I rededicated my life to Christ, and asked Him to break the chains of the past.

Several months later, I found out there was a warrant for my arrest, so I turned myself into the police. I’m now serving a 9-month sentence. I was praying for some kind of godly program to come into the jail and God truly answered that prayer with RU Inside! I wish the program could meet every day, but once I’m released, I will continue with RU, as I know it will help me build the right foundation.

I love the Lord so much and am so grateful that He is now using me here in this jail. He has me here for a reason…and that reason is to seek and serve Him.


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