‘Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up.’ (Psalm 31:24 http://bit.ly/16NNid9 )
I used to cut myself and it is definitely not something that I am proud of, but it is the reality of what I went through. I did it to numb the pain that I was feeling inside and it soon became an addiction. When I accepted God into my life, I learnt that He is my comforter and even though it is inevitable that I will experience pain again, He is the only one who can fill the hole inside of me and give me the strength to resist temptation.
Nicole, grade 11, Joburg.

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