Social media can often bring out the worst in people. This time, some users are posting photos and sharing how God has changed their lives for the better.
Thousands of Twitter users used the hashtag #JesusFlippedTheSwitch and shared how coming to know Christ has completely transformed their lives. 1John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Some of those transformations are pretty amazing and show how a person went from a depressed, drug user to a happy, well-balanced person who worships God.
Many cited or referred to 2Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
These really don’t need much commentary, so here they are:
— YT: ADEMOLA (@D_MOLA_) March 24, 2020
— Mr Daramola (@davee_f6) March 23, 2020
– I never knew God at all, I was depressed, I was suicidal, I thought I was bad, I was in love with sex, I was heading for destruction
+ I’m saved by Grace, I’m far from perfect, I’m in love with Jesus, I’m free, I now run a ministry in my school, I’m 16. pic.twitter.com/RJNdiDpMj6
— Ryan Bartley (@Ryanbartleydoc) March 23, 2020
Man, God has brought me a long way in such a short a period of time.
Repented in March 2019. Got baptized October 5, 2019. From being a liar, a smoker, fornicating, homosexual, an athiest/agnostic. There's really no one God can't save and transform. #JesusFlippedTheSwitch pic.twitter.com/TxbkvA8oal
— ??? ????? ??????? (@JONCKYSO) March 24, 2020
#JesusFlippedTheSwitch was a lukewarm Christian , craving acceptance from the world.
But Gods grace was sufficient , He changed my story? I surrendered my life to Him. I became a living sacrifice, bearing my cross DAILY.
I will never stop praising Your great name. LORD JESUS❤️ pic.twitter.com/eKXLgw7pD2
— oa (@oyinarikawe) March 23, 2020
— Romans 8:6? (@Llewellyn__) March 23, 2020
Anxiety, depression, fear, & loneliness was no match for the Lord. & I’m not talking about just being saved that changed me, it was the incomparable bond the Father and I now have because Jesus has shown me what His great love truly is through His Spirit pic.twitter.com/7adOGFFVfl
— ??Iesha?? (@ieshasang_) March 24, 2020
I don’t have previous pics, but I was verry bitter. I had a lot of anger, sadness, dark thoughts & insecurities. Looking for affirmation in man by the way I would present my body. BUT GOD, now I live from a place of affirmation, who is Jesus. Pure joy.? pic.twitter.com/9YBgnjRm4o
— Yvonne (@miss_yve) March 23, 2020
December 31st 2018, I made the best decision of my life and I have never looked back. God gives me peace and unconditional love like no other. God changed my story to glory and he can do the same for you… #JesusFlippedTheSwitch pic.twitter.com/YMtSYHXm9Q
— jennifer (@JensLDN) March 23, 2020
— Corey Hines (@pscoreyvhines) March 24, 2020
Was lost and dead in my sin. Was addicted and abusing drugs. Was contemplating suicide… BUT #JesusFlippedTheSwitch and now I am wiped CLEAN and covered by the blood of Jesus. Every addiction is broken and I AM FREE and happier than ever?????❤️ pic.twitter.com/tFr36mz54l
— Brennan (@brennan_brooks) March 24, 2020
#JesusFlippedTheSwitch went from a part time Believer that struggled with anxiety, lust and worldliness to a full time Christian after Gods own heart ? 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here pic.twitter.com/NbA6hSR9cZ
— unbothered! (@OBFMZ) March 23, 2020
broken. desperate. depressed. suicidal. bitter. full of hate. these are only a few words i would use to describe myself then.
JESUS IS BETTER. you will never find true peace and happiness outside of Him. everything else is a temporary high. pic.twitter.com/DyZwXvi0QQ
— mackenzie ◡̈ (@mackenziecosss) March 24, 2020
— Jedidiah (@M_oyox) March 23, 2020
depressed, drunk, and damaged were three words i would use to describe myself.
now im SO happy and literally get to do ministry alongside my anointed boyfriend!! pic.twitter.com/mcs7Ri2CEl
— ｊａｚ ：） (@jazmin_davidson) March 24, 2020
#JesusFlippedTheSwitch I was depressed, had anxiety, full of anger, I isolated myself and I got my validation from people and clubs, now I’m happy, I laugh, I smile, anxiety where? Depression where? Anger where? Now I know my validation comes from God THANK YOU JESUS ❤️??✝️ pic.twitter.com/FHMqUyTOwZ
— Hawey? Child of God ✞ (@JordanAdelekan) March 23, 2020
#JesusFlippedTheSwitch in the 1st photo I was 13 years old selling weeding & months later started selling crack, my mom was on crack & I was empty. I gave my life to Christ 15. I started preaching 20. The last 2 photos are me now. Still preaching & also indie rappin. It’s Jesus. pic.twitter.com/XLkscDE5eu
— Bill Burroughs (@revbillb_) March 23, 2020
— Emanuel ✝️ (@mannypwns) March 22, 2020
These pics hardly show the real transformation in Christ. I was broken and addicted to passing pleasures BUT… #JesusFlippedTheSwitch I REPENTED and ACCEPTED. Behold He made me into a new creation? (2 Corin 5:17)
For to me, living means living for Christ? pic.twitter.com/XMWie114vT
— KV? (@_KV07_) March 23, 2020
— P² (@PDhesi_) March 23, 2020
— ItsPriscaaaa✨? (@ItsPriscaa) March 23, 2020
— Jimmy Butts (@jbuttsthird) March 22, 2020
#JesusFlippedTheSwitch No pictures can really convey the transformation my life has encountered ever since I began to take God serious. Obedience put me on my path to purpose. I am FOREVER GRATEFUL ???❤️❤️?????? pic.twitter.com/Q48zjmJR8a
— Mikiah Keener (@Mikiah_) March 23, 2020
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 pic.twitter.com/GoV0ax4qjD
— Nita✨ (@Nitaa_xo) March 23, 2020
— jessica:) (@jessicaa_gopenn) March 24, 2020
It’s encouraging to see so many teens and twenty-somethings openly sharing their faith on Twitter like this, especially as the coronavirus spreads, our lives have changed, and people are searching for meaning.
God bless them all for sharing those private (and probably embarrassing in many cases) photos and stories as a testimony of how great our God is and how knowing Him can transform lives.