No life is too broken for God

Yes, He can still fix you. He can, and He will.

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still,” Exodus 14:14.

Pain with a purpose

He thought no one paid attention. He thought no one cared. He thought God wasn’t there.

Recaredo Gonzales, or Recca to some, started taking drugs when he was only 13 years old. He gambled, robbed, and womanized. He even had an encounter with death that was so close he could already taste it. He spent 16 years fighting drug addiction and convincing himself that people might still care. Unfortunately, everyone in his family seemed to have already given up on him.

After almost two decades, drugs and alcohol already took its toll on him. People were trying to kill him because he couldn’t pay the drugs he bought.

“I was inside my room and people were chasing me because I couldn’t pay them. Some of them even accused me of killing someone just to hunt me down and send me to jail,” Reca narrated, “I was begging and asking God to help me. I wanted to die and I let God know that I am surrendering everything to Him.”

When somebody knocked at the door of his room, he just closed his eyes thinking that somebody might just get in and try to kill him. Surprisingly, it was his niece holding a mobile phone. “I thought I was dreaming. My mom was on the other line asking how I was. Then she started saying things like she’ll help me pay everything just so I could move on and start a new life,” Recca shared.

“This needs to stop,” Recca told himself. Until now, he still couldn’t believe how God moved his mom’s heart to call and talk to him.

Then one night, Recca happened to watch The 700 Club Asia. He saw Mari Kaimo and Alex Tinsay praying for those people who are still struggling and wanting to ask God to be the center of their life. Recca prayed with them and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. That was the start of his journey with God.

He can redeem you

After paying all his debts and staying at a rehab center, a pastor visited Reca and helped him. He recalled reading EphesM2M Centris photoians 2:8-10 and Romans 8:28 when he was at the lowest point of his life and still doubted if God could really redeem him.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose,” Recca quoted as he assured himself of God’s love for him and that the Creator of the universe really cares for him.

Presently, Recca actively works at a local church in Cavite where he serves as a pastor ministering to juvenile delinquents and former drug addicts.

He still smiles and cries whenever he remembers how God saved him. “There is real hope in Christ. We are limiting ourselves from experiencing that real joy because we are too focused on our struggles that we fail to acknowledge how much he loves us,” Recca shared.

Always remember, “God is always fighting for us, we just need to trust and believe in Him,” he said.

25 Comments

  • William Santos

    Nagwoworry po ako saking asawa na pinghinaan ng loob sa problemang idinudulot ko sa knya. 2nd time ko na pong matalisod sa pagkkmali bilang my asawa pro patuloy prin pong lumalaban ang aking asawa sa lahat ng mga kasalanan ko sa knya. Panalangin ko po sana maging matatag sya sa mga pinagddaanan nmin ngaun. Nksalalay po ang aking trabaho at nanganganib sa mawala at mapauwi po kami ng pamilya ko sa pilipinas. Humihingi po ako ng tulong na prayers pra sa aking pgbbagong buhay pra skin mag-ina at lalong lalo na po sa Lord. Iheal po ng Lord and puso at isipan ko manumbalik sa Lord.

    • Be strong, William! Tapat ang ating Diyos upang patawarin ka at lilinisin sa iyong mga kasalanan. Ang Panginoong Hesus lamang ang daan upang ikaw ay mabago at magkaroon ng masaya at matibay na pamilya. Kung uunahin natin ang Panginoon at gawin ang Kanyang kalooban, lahat ng ating mga kailangan ay ibibigay ng Niya. Kaisa mo kami sa panalangin para sa pagkilos ng Diyos sa iyong buong pamilya. Pangako para sa atin sa Isaiah 41:10, “Ako’y sasaiyo, huwag kang matakot, ako ang iyong Diyos, hindi ka dapat mangamba. Palalakasin kita at tutulungan, iingatan at ililigtas.” We are also inviting you to watch our Live telecast entitled “Love Pa More” from January 25-29, 2016 @ 12 midnight, GMA 7, via internet http://www.cbnasia.org/specials

  • christine delos reyes mercado

    thank you s pakikinig at pag payo s tuwing mag open ako ng chat room..talaga nmng gumagaan ang pkiramdam ko ..sana matupad at gumalaew n po ang panginoon s pag aayos nmn ng aming asawa,,maibalik n po sana ang dating sigla at pagmamahal nmn s isat isa,,umaasa parin po ako..dahil alam kong hindi kagustuhan ng panginoon n masira at mawasak ang pamilyang binuo nya,,nagyon ko lng na appreciate n siya at ang mga anak ko ay regalong handong ng panginoon..maraming salamat po sa lahat ng suportang panalangin..god bless po s inyong lahat..sana marami pa kayong matulunga..god will make a way..kaya ko kayo nakilala..

    • Purihin ang Panginoon sa buhay mo, Christine.
      Patuloy kang palakasin at gabayan ng ating Dios.
      “Mapalad ang taong nananatiling tapat sa kabila ng mga pagsubok; sapagkat matapos siyang subukin, tatanggap siya ng gantimpala ng buhay, na ipinangako ng Panginoon ng Diyos. sa mga umiibig sa kanya” SANTIAGO 1:12

  • agnes balatbat

    I want to ask po sana for a healing prayer para sa right breast ko na kumikirot at parang may bukol na sana po negative sya pag ppa check up ko tom and sana mawala na ang kirot.ganun din po healing prayer sa mr. ko sa sakit ny sa puso at diabetes at sa byenan ko sa sakit sa tuhod. and guidance po para sa aming pamilya. Thank you so much po, Pagpalain nawa tayo ng Panginoong Hesus!!

    • Agnes, kaisa mo kami sa panalangin para sa iyong kagalingan at sa kagalingan ng iyong mga mahal sa buhay. Sa pangalan ng ating Panginoong Hesus, napagtagumapayan na Niya ang lahat ng karamdaman sa krus ng kalbaryao. Kaya pinasasalamatan na namin Panginoong Hesus ang kagalingan ni Agnes mula sa pananakit ng kanyang right breast, sa kanyang asawa mula sa diabetes at sa kanyang byenan sa pananakit sa tuhod. Amen! Balitaan mo kami, Agnes at tawagan sa 737- 0700.

  • Marti

    i ask God to keep my family safe and secured and I am thankful that he continually does. But my wife quit the marriage. Tried to talk her through so we can fix whatever we have but she is not cooperating. ive been praying for months now and I pity God for hearing the same prayers over and over again.

    I am at my lowest right now but i know God already heard me. I just wish that by his intervention he can touch my wife’s heart. I wish he can touch her heart the way he touches mine.

    thanks 700 club asia…

    • Marti, we join in prayer. In the mighty name of our Lord Jesus, we speak restoration of your relationship with your wife. Favor and blessings in your family. Amen! Keep in touch with us or call our hotline numbers 737- 0700 ; toll-free Number: 1 -800- 1- 8888- 700 (within Philippines).

  • Jenilyn L. Eslabon

    thanks to god..tnatanggap po kta panginoon at tagapagligtas ng buhay q at 3 anak na pinagkatiwala mo po sa akin..buo puso q na po sinusuko sa iyo ang sarili q…amen

    • Salamat sa Panginoon! Sa iyong pagtanggap sa Panginoong Hesus sa iyong buhay, ikaw ay naging anak na ng ating Panginoon. Mainam ma mas makikilala mo ang ating Panginoon sa pamamagitan ng iyong pagbabasa ng Kanyang mga Salita sa Biblia at patuloy kang manalangin. Meron kana rin bang dinadaluhan church or Bible study group sa inyong lugar? Kung wala pa, maaari ka naming mahanapan sa isa sa aming ministry partner. Balitaan mo kami at tawagan sa 737- 0700 ; toll-free Number: 1 -800- 1- 8888- 700 (within Philippines).

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