Hi. My name is Arianna. I am originally from England but moved to America in 2001 in the hopes of starting a new and better life.
The reason for writing this message is to encourage those of you out there that might be reading this, who are going through a hard time right now. I want to let you know about things that happened in my life. Perhaps you are going through a divorce, loss of a loved one, a serious illness, financial difficulty, marital problems, drug or alcohol addictions, loneliness or a host of other traumatic emotional situations. Whatever you are going through, I wanted this message to encourage you, that the healing love of God can be very real in your time of need.
I have been through severe manic depression (bi-polar disorder) and BPD (borderline personality disorder) for many years, alcohol and drug addiction, years of bullying at school, an abortion at age seventeen, a divorce, the loss of a son, various types of abuse, a number of suicide attempts, numerous humiliating betrayals, lost numerous jobs, lost my father to cancer, bankruptcy, foreclosure and the loss of a business, to name just a few things. I've had feelings of complete rejection from family members and relationships, had feelings of despair, hopelessness and felt worthless and unloved, unworthy, had feelings of failure and a whole mixture of other emotions. I have been in rehab and mental hospital a number of times and hospital for various debilitating illnesses, including typhoid.
I would like to encourage any of you who are currently going through some of these things, that God is real and he wants to help you out of whatever situation you're facing right now. PLEASE DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND ME. I am not talking about a religious dogma, or a church institution, or a set of formulas and strategies to get you HEALED!! RELIGION will NEVER TOTALLY HEAL YOU. I too tried all of that stuff and it NEVER HELPED me, it only made me feel worse and more ashamed, hopeless and condemned than I already did!!!
No matter how awful it may seem, God is able to do the impossible. I am living proof. I tried for years to solve my problems the best way I knew how and got nowhere, I always ended up with the same results, no matter what I did. Desperate and near death, I used to cry myself to sleep, night after night praying to God; “If you're out there, help me because I can't seem to help myself anymore and I am tired of trying and getting nowhere!!" Within two weeks of praying this prayer, I got invited to a home based church group by a person who I used to work with. I experienced for the first time in my life what it felt like to receive Gods healing love and to be accepted for who I was, as I was! The difference was...I met a PERSON who could help me!!
Over a two year period I received much love, prayer, support and counselling for all kinds of issues, from emotional healing, to physical healing. To this day, I no longer suffer from manic depression, or take any drugs for it, I do not smoke, drink or have drug problems, I am physically the fittest and healthiest I have ever been, I am emotionally healed from my traumatic experiences of childhood, physical and mental abuse, I am married to a wonderful man who loves me and treats me like a queen. I am living a life I never in a million years thought I would ever be able to have, or thought I was even worthy of having. I have found joy, peace, happiness and "real love."
I know that you too can experience God's healing love, no matter how old you are, where you're at in life, what you've done, how terrible you've been. Despite what religion has taught so many of us, God loves his people no matter what and is longing to have a relationship with you and show you his immense love for you. To show you who you truly are, not what life or people have said you are, to give you a purpose in life, a new beginning, a direction and freedom from all oppression. You are forgiven, so forgive yourself! The past is the past and God is not the one reminding you of every little thing you've messed up on. That is not who He is.
So don’t give up! It's never too late! There is nothing you have done, that God won't forgive, heal and fix! Don't let religion, or religious people, get in the way of you meeting a person who can truly help you. Let Jesus be your answer to life’s hurts and problems, lean on him, he is more that able to heal and help you, just ask him with a sincere heart and watch your life change! God bless you!!
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