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The Abyss


When I was in my late 20's I was married to a good man but I was not good. I got bored and I had several affairs. At one point I was having an affair with a man I worked with and I liked him a lot and thought I wanted to be with him permanently instead of my husband. I tried to justify what I was doing to myself. (nothing like lying to one's own self, isn't there?)

Thinking these things, I asked God to show me whether or not I was doing the right thing. Bad move. That night before I even went to sleep, I suddenly found myself in the black void, like outer space. Dark, dark, dark, so dark I couldn't see my hand in front of my face. Like when they turn the lights out when touring a cave. Total and complete darkness with not a speck of light anywhere. And cold, so cold that it seeped all the way to my bones. Colder than I have ever been before and colder than one can imagine. So cold it felt like I'd never be warm again. And sad and scared.

I was kept there for about 90 seconds. Let me tell you it was enough. I came out of it scared to death, but glad to be let out of the "abyss", as I call it. Did it stop me on my road to self-destruction? Unfortunately no. But like a lot of middle aged people, I now am terrified of the abyss. I realize the abyss was a total lack of any light or warmth, in reality a total lack of God's presence, protection, and love. Hell is what it was.

I deeply regret that in my youth the experience in the abyss did not stop me from what I was 'hell bent' to do. Thank God that He is so loving and forgiving and his anger lasts but a moment but His goodwill lasts a lifetime. My husband ended up dying young and one day I heard him say that he'll meet me when my time comes. I really want to avoid the abyss and I know it exists.

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Skylark (guest)
15 years ago (2009-04-15)
Thank you, Vagabondfaith. I appreciate your feedback on this story, it helps.
vagabondfaith (49 stories) (90 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-15)
It is so important what you shared! Thank you!
God bless you for it. I believe it will help many others. That is one of the main reasons we are here. We are to help others. Life without helping others is meaningless. By sharing your experience and sharing all about the amazing love of Jesus Christ the second part of our triune God will be of tremendous help as it comes from your own personal experience.
Onc again, Thank you very much dear Skylark.
Skylark (guest)
15 years ago (2009-04-13)
Thanks! It helps to write/tell about the things that have happened to us and sometimes the paranormal or spiritual things are the hardest to discuss in person. It's great to have a forum like this!
Dixie (14 posts)
15 years ago (2009-04-05)
I understand your story all too well.
We may be grown physically but we never quit growing as people. If we are wise we learn from our mistakes. Thank God He is a forgiving and merciful God.

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