Lacey Sturm, former lead singer of Flyleaf, shares how Jesus saved her from atheism and her attempt to commit suicide.
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Very inspirational and encouraging. I love that song that you sing “How He Loves”, it encouraged me during hard times. I was suicidal till I was around 27. Jesus delivered me from the spirit of suicide, which I struggled against since I was 11 and even after I was born again as a christian at 19. God’s grace is so awesome^^*
i really love her music,and ill always love her music
I love how God just love us no matter what(: This is an amazing story, very encouraging to know that everyone needs God’s grace and support while we are living in this world. I love Lacy and her compassion that she has for the Lord.
What church did she attend and where? Also, who was the pastor and decan because I want to know…
If she went to her gramma’s church it was in Gulfport, Mississippi on Pass Road. I went there with my friend a couple times, he had his wedding there, and it is a wonderful church.
Lacey, thank you for sharing. I will share this on my Facebook. Check out Seeking To Improve Conscious Contact if you have a chance.
I love your testimony. We almost went to the same school, and I saw some of your early shows in Mississippi. I’m definitely a life long fan!
Wow! what an awsome testimony, such a wonderful God to save us from death!
WATCHING YOU CRY MAKES ME WANT TO CRY BUT HEREING YOU TELL YOUR STORY IS INCREDABLE BECAUSE YOUR SO STRONG AND INSPIRITED BECAUSE IT CAN BE HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO LET THERE SELFS OUT LIKE YOU DID AND IV’E BEEN SUICIDAL IN THE PASSED AND IM GLAD THAT I MYSELF IS STILL LIVEING TILL THIS DAY BECAUSE IF I WERE’NT HERE I WOULDNT BE IN THE MOST POSITIVE MINDED THAT I AM NOW AND EVEN HAVEING MY BEAUITFUL WONDERFUL AMAZEING DAUGHTER IN MY LIFE, SHES CHANGED MY LIFE AMAZINGLY SO SO MUCH WAYS AND I DO REAGRET THE THINGS THAT I DID AND WITH THE WAY MY THOUGHTS WOULD GO ON EVERYDAY SO NEGATIVE. AND IT LAST SENCE I WAS 11 TO 17 OF AGE AND NOW IM 20 AND IM IN THE BEST POSITION/POSITIVE SPOT IN MY LIFE. SO I LOVE YOU FOR BEING POSITIVE IN LIFE AND GIVE THE MAN ABOVE A SECOND CHANCE TO HELP YOU AND TO LET YOU KNOW THAT HE IS HE FOR YOU WELL FOR ALL OF US AND HE WILL NEVER FOREGET US.WE ARE HIS CHILDREN AND HE IS OUR FATHER.
MY NAME: DEBRAH
PS. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC AND IM YOUR GREATEST FAN!!!! LOVE YOU LACEY STURMS!!!!!! REMEMBER TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HEAD HIGH.
What a remarkable testimony! I wish more churches were like the one she went to.
Dear Lacey first off i want to say YOU INSPIRE Me SOOOOO much & i think you are really BEATIFUL um… im really proud of you! & ur band!!! PLEASE dont give up on playin for GOD . “We Dont play for our selves We play for GOD”. If you read this id like to ask if you & the band would want to play at my church in cali for our high school ministry . p.s when are you goin to put out more albums?
Dear Lacey, I love your beautiful voice when you sing your heart out for Jesus! Keep praising Him, and you are definitely blessed!! I love you, Lacey!! Your story touched my heart! <3
thank you for sharing your story, it wll move more ppl than you could ever realize. thank you lacey
As I watched Lacey memories came flooding back to me I was once so depressed I tried to end my life I was 11 I laid down on the snow made a snow angel and asked GOD TO TAKE ME I woke up several hours later my hair frozen to the ground my hands and feet numb . I KNOW GOD had a plan for me because I Believe I would have died that night. It was not my only attempt . He has pooled me through so much.I asked Gods forgiveness and I too felt a powerful feeling of His Love I pray that whoever reads this will one day know that Jesus is what we all desire and so talk to Him open up your hearts and let Him show you a Love That Never Leaves You.
Thank you Lacey- as reading other notes Christ heart is all ready opening to non beleivers-you said more in that short time than most church going people say all their lives- we all need that deepness that moment in Christ that changes are whole lives-
you’ve heard it a million times I’m sure, but your testimony is so inspirational and every time I watch one of these videos of you sharing your story, it gives me hope while I struggle with similar things. When you started talking about how much God loves us and how He really is a father, watching us sleep.. even when we cry ourselves to sleep… it made me cry because the power of God’s love is so exceedingly wonderful and overwhelming. Keep writing and rocking out and… come to Phili soon
After a return to my first love, Jesus, in 1994……I have been giving up all my hurt, pain, anger, unjust demonic incarcerations, demonic attacks, beatings, at megatons onto Jesus’s shoulders on the cross. He on the throne of my heart has brought me through every attack with all my body, mind and soul still in His loving arms, WOW do I have a testimony, AMEN!!!!! Vickie Kilgore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dearest Stacy: I really thank God for your ransom and that you are a ransomed mother for Christ to your child!
just know that what you have gone through has helped many others! even myself <3 if it wasnt for flyleaf i dont think id be alive today your story helped me so much so im going to pass it along <3
If you believe in right in wrong,you got to believe that there is a measuring stick out there somewhere. Or mabey even the sky, how the sun sets and rises every day ,somebody is in control of that, or how intricate the human body is , also something behind that , it did not just happen, I hope you will read this and agree with me that it is much harder to belive that there is not a GOD tan to believe whitout a doubt that this is all happening stance , even if you believe in a big bang there would still would have to be a creator of that and who would that have been?
So, right and wrong is decided by God? Considering that over 6 millions deaths, murders, if you will, have been in the name of God. That sounds wrong to me. Right and wrong, is something that every being knows and learns while growing up. All of the stuff you’ve mentioned has already all been explained, with clarity. Why can’t beautiful things JUST happen without something being behind it? I am 22 years old. I am an atheist. I am a very loving person. I love everyone, I truly do. I look at the Christian faith, and I see nothing but failure. There are some, truly “faithful” people out there, but the ones, the Bible Thumpers, that judge, left and right, whoever they can(Which is one of God’s rules is it not, only he may judge?). I have been judged, my whole life, by Christians. Always been torn down just because I had questions. This world, and it’s people are beautiful, but as we tare down this beautiful existence, I realize that with so much death, so much horrible death, where is this God of yours? Remember that Tsunami that killed 270,000 people? I have read for days, the comments by Christians and people of faith on video’s of this. They all spew the same hateful disturbing messages, “God had a plan, and each person that died must have deserved this in some way, for some form of Sin.” Two hundred and seventy THOUSAND people deserved that? Children, babies, women, other people of religion. It, truly disgusts me. God, did have a plan. “You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for its… stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody’s paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians.” Christians have twisted this, what was supposed to be a beautiful guidance, and turned it into their own way of reasoning for murdering people, taking what they wanted, and ruining the name of Christ. 67% of youth today do not believe in a God, and Christians give them no reason to. I wish, that just once, I could meet a true person of faith. I watched this video, and I believe Lacey is a true person of faith, but I have yet to meet anyone like this in real life. No judgments, just open arms, but alas, it seems it will never be so.
I don’t know you and you don’t know me but trust me when i say i am 12 and i know for a fact that there is a God and he loves you so much more than you will ever know. He is the creator of all things. We will all die and we will have to face God on judgement day. An eternity in Heaven is what I’m looking for. Not all Christians are like what you say they are, there are true people of God. God has his people all over the world ready to spread the his love. Have you ever had a family member die? Well I have. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could see there face again? You can be reunited with them forever in Heaven. You can be with God, the person who created you. There wouldn’t be any crying or dying, you wouldn’t have to worry about bills or money. You could have your own mansion, with streets of gold. You could see men and women from the Bible. Please don’t think I’m judging you because I am not. No one is perfect and I’m not. I’m sure you heard about the tragedy at an elementary school in Connecticut. It took place just before Christmas. That day they had the best Christmas of all better than any toy,because I believe that they got to spend it in Heaven with God and all his Angels. I don’t know you but I love you because God loves you. You might not see this but I pray that God will touch your heart and I will get to see you in Heaven one day.
To answer you first question, right and wrong is decided by free-will. When God created man, he wanted them to love him unconditionally, but to do that he had to give us free-will. Why did He do that? Easy question, think of a child’s doll that says I love you when you squeeze it or pull a string. Do the words mean anything when they are programmed? Unfortunately, evil entered the world and it was much easier for man to choose the side of evil than good. With that, when evil and sin entered the world, God had to separate himself from evil and sin. Now, I’m sorry you have been mistreated or not respected for your beliefs, but you are also judging Christians with your comments. As the young lady below stated, I do not judge others according to their religious beliefs, why is that? Christianity is not a religion, it is a way of life. Anyone can go into a Lutheran, Catholic church and that does not make them a Christian. Christianity is a way of life and a relationship with Christ. That’s it! It’s that simple. All you have to do is openly accept Christ as your personal savior and your life will change forever. Bad things happen in this world because man has chosen to separate himself from God. Don’t blame God for the disasters and bad things that happen in the world, man has allowed Satan and sin to push God out. It’s easy to blame God for allowing bad things to happen, because we don’t want to accept ownership of our wrong doing and pushing God out. Even Jesus said in scripture, ‘Your life on earth will not be easy, but your heavenly life will be divine.’ What I read in your comments is someone who is bitter and doesn’t understand the true Christian faith. Again, it is not a religion, it is a way of life. I would love to be able to discuss your beliefs with you as I also don’t understand atheism, but don’t judge anyone for their beliefs. I want to understand other beliefs as well.
you inspire me so much Lacey c:
beautiful testimony … wiping my eyes right now … thank you for sharing!
flileaf in mexico
Thank you for being one of my role model in my life!!!! thank yo so much, for let me be more strong!!!!
I admire her so damn much, but I just can’t agree about ‘God’ being important, I’m pretty close to atheism and all my suicidal thoughts are away; when I believed in God I used to think about suicide.
Sure, I’m not saying that everyone should think the same, damn no, I just don’t agree, and sorry but it’s because I really like Lacey and miss her in Flyleaf that I ended up here.
She helped me a hell lot, after all.
She has a lot of courage and strength. I admire her for that…and for everything she has done and such…
I have been a big fan of hers for years, but I’m sorry, not all atheists (myself included) are these sad and lonely creatures just looking for a way to end it all and commit suicide. I was once a Christian, and very devout and I can honestly say that leaving the church and becoming an Atheist was the best thing I ever did. I was absolutely miserable as a Christian and found it unbearable, even at it’s most progressive. I even attended a Flyleaf concert while a Christian and thought they were amazing. I love Lacey’s voice. But, you can be good and happy with out God, just the same as you can be good and happy without Santa Claus.
Jesus hasn’t given up on you!
yeah but God is more then a happy feeling! he’s our father who undeniably loves us. He sent his only beloved son to die for you and everyone eels in the earth. I know i have no right to judge you, for i don’t know you or your life but i’m just saying God is your father who wants so badly to be in your life he let use kill is son, the perfect lam, for you and me. He knows everything about you and what you’ve done in your life and will do. he knows your faith for heaven or hell. all he wants to do is be with you not to hurt you but to show you real love. and i don’t mean this movie love you see on TV but everlasting love . And i’m not saying that if your a Christian your always happy because not everyone is who is . But that’s why we pray for asking God for power to face the day ’cause this world will look down on us but its your choice to keep your head up knowing there’s a God who loves you and will always be by your side till death and even be on death. Gods here to show forgiveness not hate even if you are wrong or disbelieve in him.
LACEY IS SO AMAZING!!! She helps EVERYBODY (Including me) THROUGH SAD & BAD TIMES (Though I listen to her either way!) HAVE A GREAT LIFE LACEY!!! I MISS YOU A LOT LOVED YOUR SINGIN’!!! Love, Z
Lacey is truly my role model. Flyleaf has made me feel like I belonged and has brought me closer to God and pulled me out of suicide. I can’t watch this without crying, because God took Lacey, who was in an awful situation, and saved her. I miss her singing in Flyleaf, but I pray for her to have a happy life with her family <3
awesome story of how Lacy Strum was Ransomed
Oh Johnda, being a Christian isn’t about being good and happy, it’s about coming face to face with the Jesus (the one and only Son of God)-understanding that we can’t meet the standards of God, it is only our sin (sin-living against God’s standards) that separates us from our creator, our loving Heavenly Father. Sin has to be separate from God because He is pure Holiness and can’t be touched by anything un-pure, He doesn’t choose to be separate from us, God loves us. Until we see ourselves in the condition we really are in, and see God for the position He really is in, to be a “devout Christian”…it’s not about a religion it’s about Jesus, the One whom God sent to bridge the gap between us and Him. Without desire-reading your Bible, prayer and joining a church becomes rules & is a set up for failure. All relationships start with “desire”-desire to be in the presence of the One you love and Whom loves you, desire to hear the voice of the one you love and your beloved, desire to know everything about them and be committed to them as you know your Beloved is committed to you-yeh, Jesus has got our backs because He loves us and knows everything about us and loves us anyway! I have to wonder if you have been presented with the “false” image of Jesus, you may have given up on seeking God, but I can guarantee you He has not given up on pursing you, because He loves you!
I’m going to post this to Facebook
Your testimony is strong and powerful.
I feel that you need to hear not to be discouraged by some comments that you read.
God is working in you and through you in a mighty way.
In your life, when you went to that church with intention of suicide, you cracked your heart open just enough for God to touch you.
What beautiful work the Lord has done.
What would not be today if you had followed through with suicide?
Hello Lacey, I appreciate your words…
Belief in God takes the least amount of faith in my opinion…an atheist holds more faith than a believer in God. Why? Because to believe in nothing is to believe in something, something that was an accident, no purpose, absolute chaos. I’m a person of little faith, so the obviousness of something greater than myself is quite honestly the simplest belief available….I could never be an atheist, that’s the most difficult “religion” out there
what does the song call you out come from
I watch Lacey’s testimony every time my heart aches and i feel like everything is impossible and I just can’t carry on, and every time it reminds me that the God of the universe has so much love for me that he’s on our side. This has been a rough year for me… truly. But hearing about how God changed Lacey’s life for the better reminds me that He has a plan for me too, no matter how hard things are right now.
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