Wendy de Waal (43) did not want to live anymore. In her despair she cried out to Jesus. This is her story.
“When I was a small girl, I used to attend The Blessing Dordrecht with my parents. However, when I became a teenager, the world started really pulling at me. When I was about 20 years old, I met a guy and we decided to live together. This caused great grief to my parents. This man had a power over me, causing my world to become smaller and smaller. He was a jealous man and abused me, both mentally and physically. Out of fear, I stayed with him for 5 years. I had many bruises, a broken nose, etc. Because of this relationship, I was very insecure and developed a low self-esteem. I took many painkillers and smoked a whole packet of cigarettes just to forget my pain and grief. But it did not work. I did not want to live anymore. In my despair I cried out to Jesus. I begged God to forgive me that I had not come to Him before. Right at that moment, Jesus spoke to my heart, saying: “I give you a hopeful future, if you trust Me.” And that is exactly what I did: I trusted Jesus and ran from the house and from that relationship. God has protected me and healed me and eventually also provided in a house for me.
“I give you a hopeful future, if you trust Me.”
In 2003 I joined my parents again in going to The Blessing Dordrecht, where the music and sermon touched my heart the first time I went. I begged God again to forgive me and invited Jesus into my heart as my Eternal Savior and Redeemer. Jesus has set me free!
Giving my heart to Jesus is the best choice I have ever made and will ever make in my life! Again and again I see that God provides for what my 2 children, Jemuel (14) and Janina (11) and I need. The Lord gives us so much joy. God is my everything: my Husband, my Father, my Friend. I would not want to live without Him anymore. I can recommend everyone to choose Him.”
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