‘Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly’ Acts 6:7 NKJV
Alice felt ashamed after she had hurt her friend which resulted in a pressured relationship with her partner. “I didn’t want the pain, I didn’t want the hurt, I didn’t want the rejection anymore, I didn’t want the anger…towards myself.”
Alice is a daily Word For Today reader; she saw an advert that prompted her to phone the UCB Prayerline. “I realised that really the only person I could rely on was God…I told her about my situation, I just cried… and she prayed for me and the situation”.
“God gave me more than what I could ever possibly imagine…He has given me total freedom, grace, patience, a wonderful husband. God wants us in that place where we are who we are, He made us who we are for a reason.”
Alice was one of 72,000 callers to UCB’s Prayerline in the last year. Just like Alice, each caller is someone facing a difficult situation, from divorce and bereavement, to job and financial worries. And we know this vital ministry works! We hear so many stories of people whose lives have been changed, after receiving prayer and experiencing God’s power working in their lives. The people who take those calls are all volunteers. Perhaps you could join our army of UK volunteers, who each help to make Prayerline possible? Click here for more information.
We all go through difficult times, but our stories help us to learn more about who God is. It’s not about who you are, but whose you are!
God doesn’t use us because of us, but in spite of us. God has chosen to accomplish His purposes through ordinary people like us. Does the situation seem impossible for you? It’s not for God. Trust Him, stand on His promise: ‘I will be with you’, and move ahead!
With God’s direction and your support, together we can help more people draw closer to God and share His good news with others. To give today, simply click this link UCB.CO.UK/donate or call 0845 6040401.
Watch the below videos to hear how God uses people’s stories for his purpose:
‘He’s restoring everything that was taken from me and everything that was broken. God’s brought it all back together, and given me more now than I ever had before.’
‘The Lord had said “Paul, it’s my plan, I just want you to be obedient” and it’s wonderful and it’s been transformational in my life…and I’m just going to keep listening.’
‘Mike was a single dad after his marriage had left him quite broken but he “always knew that God had a plan’.
‘I remember thinking…‘I can’t control anything around me right now’…[But] going back to it I could see what He’d done…The whole way through I knew He was there.’
We also have three amazing church ambassadors who have great stories of what God has done in their lives,
you can hear their stories, and you can also book them to speak at your church – for more information click here.