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“When I Was 11 Years Old, I Started Having Depression”

Hazel's Story

Hazel“When I was 11 years old, I started having depression. I started feeling very sad and very lonely, and there was nothing that could take that away. I would sleep all day and try to distract myself, but nothing caught my attention.

As I got older, that depression only grew worse because of the problems at home. My mother and I had a lot of problems. We would constantly fight, and it got to the point where we could not be in the same room together. 

The situation at home made me very bitter, and I felt lonely. At night, I could not go to sleep because of spiritual problems. I would see and hear things in my room that were not there. 

One of my friends invited me to do drugs, and I started smoking marijuana. Marijuana soon became my outlet. My addiction was the only way to give me some relief. Throughout the whole day, at school, and night, when I tried to go to sleep, I was always high. 

Aside from my spiritual problems, I started having sentimental problems. I always jumped from one relationship to another, and nothing worked out. That made me feel like there was no way out for me. 

My mother got invited to The Universal Church. First, she started to change, which made me go. I started obeying what the man of God would say and seeing the changes in my life. I began to be more involved in the things of the church and in the youth group. 

It was a Sunday morning, and we were seeking the Holy Spirit. I decided to give my life entirely to God, and that’s when I received the Holy Spirit. From that day, I knew I had found what I had been looking for my whole life, and my life has been different ever since.

Today, I am free from depression and free from drugs. My strength comes from God and through the Holy Spirit. My life has been completely transformed,” says Hazel.