A Nigerian woman, Mercy Makinde has taken to her Facebook page to count her blessings and share how God rescued her from the bottom of the shadow of death.
Narrating her ordeal, she said she was married off at the age of 18 to a man older than her father where she suffered all forms of abuse for 11 horrifying years.
Sharing photos to celebrate her anniversary with her husband, Mercy wrote:
IF YOU DON’T KNOW MY STORY, YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND MY GLORY!!!
❌ Given out to a man older than my own father at age 18
❌Abused Physically, Emotionally, Sexually, Verbally and Mentally for 11 years
❌Attempted Suicide three times
❌Lost my Self Esteem, Confidence and sense of being
❌ Was disconnected from family , friends, church and society at large
But God came through! Rescued me from the valley of shadow of death!
✅He gave me a second chance at life and marriage!
✅Blessed me with a man that loves and cherishes me.
✅He Restored all that I had lost over the years.
✅Blessed me with two more children after it was said I will never have children again!
✅He turned my Misery to a Ministry…my Mess to a Message!
On this day years ago, God compensated me for all the years of agony and pains and gave me Beauty for Ashes. I have plenty reasons to celebrate! #happyanniversarytous #Godofsecondchance #beautyforashes