Angry bully finds peace

Eunice Modisa
Eunice Modisa used to be very intolerant of others but has since found peace in prison.

Eunice Modisa's uncontrollable anger eventually put her in prison for assault. Her deep rage against others turned into hatred against her husband, and they would beat up on each other.

"As I grew up I found life was easy," says Eunice, "but it was an ease that came out of ignorance of what life was really all about.

"God did not come into my thinking as life, in my mind, was running pretty smoothly. I did not know or want to know what the difference was between right and wrong. So my life was simple," she explains.

Eunice's life was filled with pride and she struggled to accept other people's mistakes, not seeing her own faults. "I found that because of my anger I was very intolerant of anyone who made a mistake. So I ended up in prison because my anger and hatred were growing out of control.

"Even in my marriage I was not thankful for a good husband. I just didn't think he was good enough for me. Every day we would fight with each other about everything, as we both had to be right and we were both bullies," admits Eunice.

"I was arrested while I was four months pregnant which was tough for me. I was then given an eight year sentence for my crime. When I heard the sentence I thought my life was over but an inmate prayed with me, which was encouraging."

In prison Eunice was invited by her fellow inmates to attend church services. "I began to realize that God loves me and could help me in sorting out my situation. I understood that I had a God who is with me every moment of every day, and I knew Jesus could be my protector.

"Each time I made a mistake in my life I would regret the mistake but I needed more than that. I knew I wasn't right with God and that I had to come to that place of getting right with Him. So in 2010 I took the step of accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior," Eunice gladly recalls.

"My heart's desire from that day has been to get closer and closer to God in my relationship with Him. I can now say that I am not the person I used to be. I saw my previous life heading down a wrong path, full of wrong things.

"However, God did miracles in my life as He changed me from my old ways to His new ways of living. It made me so thankful to have a Savior who died for my sins and the sins of the whole world, so I could know His forgiveness. I am glad to say that Jesus Christ is now my protector."

Eunice gave birth to a big healthy boy in prison. "I thank God that my son did not know me before I became a Christian. Because of my commitment, I became much happier and more grateful, especially for my son. I am so grateful that I can know forgiveness for my mistakes and that I have a God who loves me despite my mistakes," Eunice acknowledges. "I thank God for the Bible I was given to read and Psalm 91 is my favorite passage."

That Psalm talks about God's protection over His people and begins: "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Surely He will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

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