When I was very young, around 5 years old, my parents got a divorce. It wasn’t until later on that I discovered why. My Father was an alcoholic and it ended in divorce. I was hurt by my parents divorce but I was broken by my father’s addiction. For a very long time I hated my father. He was supposed to be my dad, he was supposed to love our family and put our needs before his own. But he didn’t love me, he didn’t love our family, because his addiction came first every single time. Through all if this I felt abandoned and alone and most of all unloved. Through my local church I started learning about God’s love and how he created me to have a relationship with him and how he wants to know me and wants me to love him too. But there was a huge problem, I had made lots of mistakes in my life. The same way that my dad had betrayed and dishonored my family, I betrayed and dishonored God because of sin. But God’s relationship with me is different than my relationship with my dad. Even when I mess up, even when I sin God loves me. He loves me so much that he sent his son Jesus to die for my sins so that God and I can have the personal relationship that I was created for and all I need to do is accept jesus as my lord and savior. My father is not perfect, and neither am I, but by becoming a christian and experiencing god’s love for me, I can forgive him of all the mistakes he’s made, the same way that God forgave me.
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