Victoria’s Story

Victoria’s Story

Victoria’s Story

Hello!  My name is Victoria Gulledge.  I’m from Stafford, VA.  I grew up going to church, absolutely loved it and loved God.  I wanted to be involved with everything I could be.  My church I went to became very judgmental and everything that went on made me not want to ever step foot in that place again.  Slowly after that my life fell apart, one thing after another.  I still had my relationship with God, but it was slowly dying out.  I became depressed and was an emotional teenager.  I started smoking weed just to clear my head, then went to cocaine and started partying.  When that stopped working, I started doing pain pills.  Then my father’s house got burnt down and he had no insurance on the house; that was a huge struggle.  Broken down, I was just like “God if you love me so much why did you let all of this happen to me?”  Then I became super depressed, completely turning from God with no relationship at all.  Shortly after, I started using dope intensely.  These last 4 years I was mentally done but physically could not get over it.  My body needed it in order to function.  I tried multiple times to get sober on my own but it just didn’t work, it only got worse.  Finally, I got locked up and I prayed out to God “if you don’t help me get over this addiction, you better just kill me.”  And now I’m here at Shenandoah Valley Adult Teen Challenge!

My relationship with God has been restored!  I know there are bigger reasons why things happened that I can’t see.  I know I’m fully delivered from my addiction and depression.  And if it wasn’t for my addiction and being here, I probably would of never fixed my relationship with God.

 

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’  Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest upon me.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

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