Through God - I Can Overcome All Things
Phil. 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Many years ago I was told that repenting, being baptised by full-immersion and receiving the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues would not only give me the gift of eternal life, but I would also enter into a personal relationship with God. This is something that I had wanted ever since I was a child so, in 1985, I was baptised and after praying for several minutes I started speaking in a new tongue, one that I had never learned.
My immediate realisation was one of confidence that God is real and that He wanted to know me and loved me. Over the following years I have received many blessings that I am so very grateful for:
- God has given me the ability to overcome anything that comes my way including severe depression that had me hospitalised on and off for two years.
- He has also carried me through pancreatic cancer and more recently breast cancer. Throughout both cancers I had a confidence and assurance that all would be well, and it is, as I am now completely cancer free.
More importantly God has shown me how to be content whatever my circumstances, how to be a better person, how to love and serve others and how to overcome all things.
‘“Therefore, if any man be in Christ he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”’ 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV