The 700 Club with Pat Robertson


Kristin Depola: God Rescued Me

By Mary Ruth Gooche
The 700 Club In her words...

I’m Kristin Depola, and ten years ago my life changed dramatically. We used to go on date night once a month. I remember just feeling like a princess because I was with daddy, and we had so much fun just eating and playing together, and it was great. I just always felt so incredibly loved.

The day that my dad passed away, I remember waking up because I had just had a dream. I remember seeing my dad, and somebody was cradling him, kinda like a baby. But it was just kind of like this bright white light, which I assumed it was God.

We went to the funeral … and then I just started crying. I was like, “God, please I will do anything. I will do anything. I’ll be, you know, the best little girl that I can be. I’ll do my homework. All the promises that I promised You from before, I’ll do them. I promise ... just please bring him back, please don’t do this to me."

And that’s when I was just like it’s never going to be the same. And that’s when I realized that I needed God more than ever, but I hated Him more than ever at the same time. Because it was God’s fault. He took him, and He wouldn't give him back.

And I was like, “You know what, I want my dad. No one else is going to make my life better. I hate God, I hate my mom, I hate everyone."

Right after I graduated high school, I found out that the guy my mom had been dating for the past four years was going to marry her. And he had a son.

So basically, I was going to go off to college and my mom told me, "You know we’re going to get married, and his son is going to move in."

In my mind I heard, “I’m getting married, they’re moving in because you’re moving out. I don’t want you. I have a new husband, I have a new child, and you’re done..."

And then all of a sudden I was like, “Oh no, God hates me again, and I don’t like him very much etiher." And then this guy started pursuing me.

When we first started being sexually active, the very first encounter was forced on me. I definitely invited it, and then I freaked out and said, "I don’t want to do this…"

By this time, I had had everything stripped from me ... my family, my purity, God, everything. I had nothing but this guy. I would do whatever it was that I had to do.

It was a very short time between when I found out that I was pregnant and I realized that I was done with the relationship. I gave the baby up for adoption and gave it to the family...

Several months afterward, I went to a prayer meeting at my aunt’s house and at this meeting, I just knew that I was absolutely desperate for God, and I didn’t have any idea how to find Him.

Some of the women came and started praying over me, and it just hit my spirit, and I just started breaking down. And God just began to literally erupt everything that had happened in my life.

It was absolutely life changing -- not necessarily because of anything anyone said, but because of how much I felt God. And I hadn’t felt God in years.

And God was just so amazing in completely healing me. He went from being so unattainable to being right beside me. And I went from feeling like I was dying to having so much life to give and not understanding why but knowing that God rescued me.

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