Michael (above, far right) 

by Michael Krygsman
Prior to Treasure, I often found myself too proud to place God in the centre of my life. I was constantly consumed by the guilt and shame from my sins and I never felt worthy of his love. As a result, the Sacrament of Reconciliation was something foreign to me for almost 7 years and I was never able to fully surrender.

There was so much hurt, guilt and anxiety that I was experiencing leading up to Treasure but at one point, I felt God just telling me not to be afraid and to just surrender it all up to Him so that He can take care of me. And so, for the first time in many years, I found the courage to face my sins and be honest with God. Immediately after that, I was overwhelmed with such immense joy knowing that I am a child of God and it was absolutely indescribable. I found myself randomly smiling at the cross and close to tears. From that moment, I knew that God had and will always have my back.

My life has never been the same ever since. I find myself looking forward to attending mass unlike before, reading and reflecting on scripture every day, eagerly anticipating what God has to say to me. I have learnt to surrender and to lean on Him for guidance in various aspects of my life, and to be grateful no matter the outcome because I know He will be there with me every step of the way.

A verse that keeps me going: “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength” – Phil 4:13″

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