When I learned that I was loved by the Father in heaven.
He came to me when I was a teenager and I felt like I had nowhere to go.
It was His presence of comfort and peace, making me know I was understood and loved, no matter what.
That has affected my life ever since, for more than 35 years.
I have been able to face so many situations in life I never would have dared to face if I didn't have my God with me.
He speaks to me daily, in His Word, the Bible, and especially on Sundays when I meet Him along with others, in worship.
The stuff of this life doesn't have such a hold on me.
I still have struggles, but they seem pretty light, because I am not carrying them.