At age 17, I was raped. By 27, I lived in despair, thinking the only way to end the pain was to end my life. By the time I turned 37, my life was and now is filled with hope, joy, and peace. What happened? God met me in the center of my pain, and using the power and truth of His Word, He taught me who I am in Jesus and who He is. In His character, I found the perspective and possibility I needed to learn to live with my pain and to use it for His glory, blessing others and growing my faith.Jenkins, Carol is the author of 'Healing The Past God's Way' with ISBN 9781594676680 and ISBN 1594676682.