Since Shirin* was three, she struggled. Was God close? Could he hear her prayers? Shirin felt broken and lost in a society surrounded by uncertain times. Then, after watching a SAT-7 TÜRK program, something happened that changed Shirin’s entire perspective.
“I tried to get God closer to me through prayer, but my prayers were like a ritual. I did not hear Him once. His silence and my inability to hear Him made me hurt, depressed and troubled. The closer I tried getting to Him, the more I thought He didn’t hear me or didn’t want to talk to me,” Shirin from Turkey explained to our Audience Relations Team.
“On your program, I heard people saying that they are able to hear the voice of God, so I wondered, why couldn’t I? This made me eager to follow your programs.”
“MY BROKEN HEART WAS HEALED.”
Shirin continued to watch SAT-7 TÜRK and slowly found her perspective changing. “Now, I understand better how to pray because of your programs: that I am to invite God into my life and not try to force Him to act; and to be genuine by confessing my sins.”
Once Shirin applied what she learned from the programs in her prayers, she could hear God. For the first time, she could feel His closeness. “I heard His voice talking to me for the first time, saying, “Remain in my love” (John 15:9). Although I had never read His Word, He started to speak it to me. From then on, my broken heart was healed.”
Now, Shirin has a new-found joy as her relationship with God deepens. “It was God who took the step towards me, and not I—His work, not mine. All I had to do to get to know Him was to genuinely invite Him in. Since then He is with me and we commune daily.”
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