This article is by Focus on the Family
Some of you recognize Lacey Sturm as the former lead singer for the alternative rock band Flyleaf and now as a solo artist. If you’re not familiar with her journey to new life in Christ, it’s an amazing story.
Lacey Sturm was just 10 years old when her three-year-old cousin was beaten to death by his stepfather. The tragedy rocked Lacey’s world so hard that she lost all assurance that God noticed or cared about her.
She reasoned, “If God is truly good, shouldn’t He have cared for my family and protected them?” Lacey was so disillusioned and bitter that the mere mention of God made her angry. Heartache and disbelief blinded her to the love of family and friends. She saw herself as a burden, not a blessing. She felt so lost and alone one day, Lacey headed home after school determined to be dead by morning.
But God intervened through a miraculous encounter and a shouting match between Lacey and her grandmother, who insisted that Lacey go to church. Grandma drove. By the time the evening was over, instead of ending her life, Lacey had discovered new life. Even though she had turned away from Jesus, Jesus had never turned away from her. He had noticed and cared for her through every difficult moment.
I’d love for you to hear her remarkable story. She’s sharing it on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How God Saved Me from Suicide.” Tune in on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
If you’re struggling in some area of your life, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
I’d also like to offer you Lacey Sturm’s book The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living for a gift of any amount. Visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.
Speaking of new life, you may be interested in our free online booklet called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.