Hitting Bottom + Jesus = Hope
by Don Mason
Yesterday I read the July-September issue of Challenger—given to me by a dear 90-year-old friend, Helen Yang. I had never seen this publication before. It was so unlike most Christian publications that deal with social and doctrinal issues. Every article was a personal story about a real person dealing with faith or a physical or spiritual struggle. I read every word of each article and was sorry when I got to the last page. It so blessed my life, I wanted to read more.
When I got to page 22 and saw “We want your stories,” I felt lead by the Lord to write my own story—a story of how God saved me, first from myself, and then from my sins. To God be the glory for changing me from being completely self-centered to being Christ and otherscentered. Only God can do a work like that…as you will see!
When my mother taught me my first memory verse as a preschooler, she had no idea how, one day, God would use that verse at the lowest point in my life. “This poor man cried and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles” (Psalm 34:6, NASB).