I used to live a life full of hate, hurt, and un-forgiveness towards those who had hurt me and I suffered a lot for the words/things that were spoken into my life and also done to me. So my life was a mess, I went through physical and emotional torment through illnesses, in my body and as a result this developed fear and low self-esteem in my life.
But one day I met a Christian friend who shared to me the love of Christ, and he revealed to me Romans: 3:23, that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That every man, woman, or child who was ever born or will be born with have a problem with sin. And this indicated to me that I needed Christ in my life to come out of my mess. Just as all have sinned, also (Rom:5:1) all have been justified and made righteous through the redemption provided in Christ Jesus, and given a right standing with God through faith.
As I live my life now as a new creation in Christ, God has given me peace of mind and heart, and to live in peace with everyone. He has given me right standing to enjoy my life as a new creation in Christ, to overcome the old things that happened to me, not to affect my new life in Christ (2 Cor 5:17). God has also given me power and His grace to forgive whoever hurt me.
God in His good mercy has also connected me with wonderful people, whom I call as my family in Hands of Grace church, who believed in me ever since I came to this Nation as a Refugee from South Sudan. They believed in getting out the potential, the gifts and talents that God has put in me to advance in the Kingdom of God by providing a platform for that to happen.
And I would like to mention that this opportunity has changed my life forever. Ever since I stepped into the Church, I never looked back, God gave me the peace to stay and I have not regretted it. God has helped me to develop and improve in many areas of my spiritual growth, e.g. through overcoming fears and low self-esteem etc.