A God of Second Chances

As a Christian, I thought I had it all together. I was sold out for the Lord and in my mind, there was no turning back. I worked vigorously within the ministry and I made myself available whenever a need arose.

I found out that I was pregnant and although I was excited about my upcoming journey, I was struggling emotionally. And as a result, spiritually, I was dying.

It all started with a dream. I was alone in an ocean, and I could see four tornadoes coming directly towards me. I wasn’t sure what the dream meant, but it kept recurring.

I was rushed to the emergency room because I went into labor two months early. On my way to the hospital, it was evident that my blood pressure was extremely high. At the hospital, I had three seizures that caused me to slip into a coma. I eventually stopped breathing and was put on life support. The doctors then focused on my babies because they were sure that I wouldn’t make it.

I remember waking up in the ICU unaware of what had happened. The doctors and nurses were stunned. I later learned that they didn’t think I would pull through. The doctors completely gave up on me because there were so many complications, including many blood clots in my stomach. I remember so clearly one doctor telling me that the only one who could help me now was God.

Somehow, I wasn’t discouraged. As I lay in my hospital bed, I used this time to meditate and reflect on my life. I realized that I had failed God. I couldn’t understand how God had given me a second chance at life even after turning my back on him. It was then that I realized that God truly loved and cared for me. I made a vow that going forward, my goal was to put God first. I was determined to have a personal relationship with Him once again.

I am here today only by the grace of God! I’m healthy, happy and still standing! God has been so good to me, and I promise to never let him go because he didn’t give up on me. This experience has kept me going; and, I pray that it will serve as encouragement to someone else.

– Texcique Barnett 


1 Comment. Leave new

    April 3, 2017 10:32 am

    Praise God you are still here. We can not underestimate the power of God. Praise to the almighty and leave everything in God’s hands!!! Thank you for your testimony. God Bless you.


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