- by Maurice Carter
A Parolee's Testimony
The Lord has truly been good to me. Since being out, I have had my share of victories as well as challenges. I guess that is what's expected in this world. One main thing that is most apparent: God is still faithful.
My friend, the journey still continues even out here. I have seen a lost world of men and women who are tired of being sick and tired. Many are hungry for something far more satisfying than what they've been craving and feasting on for years. You and I both know that something is Christ Jesus. I have starved and been in deep thirst until Jesus found me, and gave me drink and bread that has satisfied the longing in my soul.
I've had my share of failures and struggles, but I know to be true that God's grace is sufficient still. My first couple of weeks out I had two jobs where God gave me great favor with both employees and employers. After many days walking in the cold winter and hot summer, the Lord blessed me with a vehicle that runs well. On top of that blessing, He allowed me to be hired full time on a job that I once worked through a temp agency. I'm also receiving benefits and greater pay on this job. After praying and believing I have finally found my church home, where I am the lead worshiper.
God has truly been good, not because I'm good or have done everything right, but God loves me and continues to show that love to me and others around me. My friend, continue to pray, continue to fight and believe, and God will bring it to pass in your life. Don't lose heart or become weary in well-doing. For in due season you will reap if you will not faint. God loves you, and so do I.
Your brother in the faith, Maurice Carter.
"He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler." Ps. 91:4