Amazing Grace – My Chains Are Gone!

I worked at Penn State University and noticed a student who was very peaceful, even though some of the other students were laughing at her. I asked her what was her secret. She said that she loved the Lord and that He helps her through her trials. I wanted to know more about that.

I went to my boss who I knew was a Christian and asked her to help me.

After some conversations over several months, she came to my house, prayed with me, and I gave my life to God. I started reading the Bible more and more and found I liked reading the Gospels and learning about the women in the Bible.

There have been times in my life that have been difficult to face. If I hadn’t had my faith in Jesus and His teachings, I would have given up.

My son died at age 28 following a long illness. I was angry, very depressed, and in pain. But at his funeral a sense of calmness came over me. I knew my son was with God and not ill any more. God gave me the strength to carry on with my life.

Over the years, things happened to me – bad things. The only person I trust is Jesus. He helps me to not be afraid. He shows me the way to go. I pray for my family and believe that Jesus, in the fullness of time, will show them the way to Him.

I do not know what Jesus has in store for my future. I do know that I trust Him to lead me where He wants me to go in order to serve Him and share my faith with others.

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Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson

I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.