I grew up without my mother, so my grandmother had to fill in the role as my mother. When she passed away, my life went downhill. My family had little time for me, and I lived a rebellious lifestyle. With little guidance, I got into bad company. At the age of sixteen, I was drinking almost every day, and smoking up to one and a half packets of cigarettes daily. I even got hooked on drugs for a period of time.
At the age of twenty-one, I attempted suicide due to stress from a toxic relationship and many other things. This was the third time I tried to kill myself since I was sixteen. Needless to say, it was another unsuccessful attempt. I was admitted to the hospital and placed in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for a while.
The entire ordeal was a blur to me, but during that dark season, I remember crying in my room, and hearing a voice saying, “I Am”.
I did not know what that meant until a few months later, after I started attending New Creation Church [in Singapore] again. Through Pastor Prince’s teaching, I realized that God never left me, especially in my time of need. I believe that the voice I heard during my dark season was God telling me, “I am your provision, I am your salvation”, and most importantly, “I am here”.
Today, I am twenty-three years old and I am completely set free from the chains that had a hold of me. In fact, it was almost impossible for me to quit smoking, but after I prayed and asked God for deliverance on my birthday, my Abba Father answered my prayer. And when God gives, He gives in abundance.
My relationship with my family has been restored, and I am also blessed with a boyfriend who loves and cares for me. He even attends church with me and is now saved!
Praise the Lord for not giving up on me, and turning the darkest period of my life into a testimony. I am so grateful for God’s grace, and I look forward to hearing Pastor Prince’s sermons every week!
Angie | Singapore