Brooke believed there was a God—she believed He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross—but she didn’t want anything to do with Him. That’s because she’d been sexually abused for about a year when she was eight. So she turned to drugs, alcohol—anything to prove just how much she hated God.
In the midst of her rebellion against God, Brooke’s mom invited her to Revive Our Hearts’ True Woman '12 Conference. She didn’t want to go, but what teenage girl can turn down the offer of free shopping? So she agreed to come. Brooke was disengaged—arms folded, ears closed—until Joni Eareckson Tada wheeled out on stage and sang “Amazing Grace” during the very last conference session. That’s when it hit her. Here was someone else who went through so much, and yet still believed that God loved her.
Topics: Salvation & My New Identity