The Freedom in Christ course is, without doubt, a journey to freedom. Freedom from guilt, shame, insecurity, anxiety… Freedom from the heavy weight that the world can impress on you.
Last year I became quite poorly. My iron levels dropped considerably and I was experiencing symptoms linked to that. However, it was my mental health that took the greatest toll. A number of things were going on in my life, some of which I had no control over, and I began to suffer from anxiety and depression, which was incredibly debilitating. I knew I wanted to break free from those feelings for the sake of my children and husband and so I sought help from Outlook Southwest who referred me onto a “Stress-busting” course. Overall, that course was fairly helpful and I felt reassured that I wasn’t alone but it merely taught me how to manage and control my anxiety and assumed it was just something I had to live with (and of course Jesus was not mentioned). While I was attending the weekly meetings, my prayer group began the Freedom in Christ course and, wow, what an incredible difference I felt after those sessions. Then came the Steps to Freedom day and this made the largest impact of all.
After that day I felt as though I had left so many “bad” parts of my life in the past and suddenly I was excited about a lighter future – one that I could enjoy with God.
I feel I have grown closer to him and I am certain I am not alone in saying that. I know my journey isn’t over and there is still much work to be done but, with God, everything is possible.