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Viewpoint from Veronica Baldwin 22/07/2016 

Veronica Baldwin
Gorleston Baptist Church

as published in the Great Yarmouth Mercury

VERONICA BALDWIN“Praise the name of Jesus, he is my rock, he is my fortress, in him do I trust”  as in the words of a wonderful song.  It sums up what trusting in Jesus is all about.  It sums up everything he does for us
As a verse in the Bible says “He lifted me up out of the pit, and set my feet upon a rock” And that rock is Christ.  He is solid, secure, and safe.  He is a fortress.  A fortress is a place of safety.  You run into it when you are being chased by your enemies.  That enemy could be depression, loneliness, and acts of unjustness, unkindness, whatever makes you feel vulnerable 

dove leftPut your trust in Jesus, and look to him to help you and deliver you.  He is the great “I Am”.  That means whatever you need him to be, he is that.  The reason you can trust him to keep his word is that he loves you so much he died an agonising death on a cross to pay the price to set you free from your sins and to deliver you from God's wrath

It's the reason Christ came to earth.  Because of the huge price he paid, we can be sure his love for us is true and real.  And because he is God, he is all powerful, a mighty saviour.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that anyone who believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life”

I want to testify to the goodness of God to me in my own life.  He did raise me up from a miry pit, a life that I was living that was neither good nor nice, and I was drowning in unhappiness and despair, with no way out that I could see

Dove rightThen God met with me and turned my life around

Since the time I accepted Jesus as my saviour my life has never been the same.  He has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams

It hasn't always been easy following him, because there was so much negativity in my life that needed dealing with, and, unfortunately, I am stubborn, but he has never let me go, and gradually the changes have been made.  I can truly say I have never regretted giving my life over to him, and I would recommend Him to you wholeheartedly