“Immersing myself in the Word of God enables me to sleep peacefully.”
“The betrayal hit me like a sledgehammer. It was March 2014, and by accident, I found a hotel transaction on my wife’s credit card statement. I knew what this meant. Although we’d only been married three years, my wife and I had been drifting apart and I had noticed her getting close with a work colleague. When I confronted her with my fears, she confessed, ‘Yes, I am having an affair!’
I felt as though my heart had been pulled from my chest. I didn’t know what to do, so I called my sister who advised me to come over to her house. Before getting in my car, I crept into my baby son’s room where he lay sleeping in his crib. Looking at his innocent face was too much. I fell onto the floor in the darkness and started sobbing uncontrollably. Then I stared up at the ceiling and pleaded, ‘God, what am I going to do?’
It was my darkest moment and one that would eventually become a doorway to one of my brightest. I didn’t know it then, but this awful season would lead me on a pathway to Jesus. At my sister’s house later that night, she and other family members offered wonderful, godly counsel and invited me to a Bible study at Lakewood Church. The decision to join Lakewood was life changing. It was at a Lakewood Conference in 2015 where I saw Hillsong Young and Free for the first time. The worship was so powerful and I could really sense the presence and love of God.
Shortly afterward, as I was flicking through free-to-air TV, I found Hillsong Channel. The Channel has been a Godsend and I’ve become a regular viewer. I switch on the Channel each morning before I go to work and at night when I get home. Sometimes I leave it on all night – especially in tough times when I’m feeling vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy. Immersing myself in the Word of God enables me to sleep peacefully.
Although my marriage didn’t survive, over the years, messages from Pastor Brian Houston, Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer have given me the confidence to pursue my dreams. Life is good now. My son, who is now six, is doing well, I have been promoted at work and I am in a loving relationship.”
– Michael, USA