Jeremiah Pierson


Shame, Fear, and Guilt seemed to follow me throughout my life, and I had been in church since the day I was born. I was actively involved in church every week! Yet those three things followed me everywhere. I could not get away from the shame of the things I had been involved in, the fear of where those things where taking me and the loneliness of that destination, and the pressure of the guilt that stayed with me wherever I went. I felt there was no escape but to try to make God happy by doing good things.

One day I got tired of trying to escape the guilt, fear, and shame on my own. I was tired of trying to make God happy by trying to live a good Christian life. I was tired of being scared, pressured, and ashamed. In September 1997, in the parking lot behind my church I cried out to God to forgive me for the things I had done, I told him I was tired of working for His love. I allowed Christ to give me forgiveness freely. I let go of my works and grabbed onto His work of love!

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“In September 1997, in the parking lot behind my church I cried out to God to forgive me for the things I had done…”

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It has been 14 years since that day and it has been an incredible journey. The journey had its ups and downs but one where I was never forsaken and always forgiven. I am learning daily that God’s love is not based upon what I have done for Him but solely on His intense love for me. It is because of His love for me that I live for Him and not live a life to gain His love. I serve Him gladly and with joy now because of what He has done for me.

 

There’s more to life than breathing and feeling – Real life is only found in Jesus Christ. 
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