Why Nick Vujicic Believes God Prevented Suicide: ‘I Can Still Be [a Miracle]’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Evangelist and author Nick Vujicic recently shared how God saved him from depression and suicide, instead allowing God to work through his disability.
“I was born to immigrant parents from Serbia who fled communist Yugoslavia in the 1960s,” Vujicic told Sadie Robertson Huff on her Whoa That’s Good podcast. His father planted churches while his mother was a nurse.
“Eleven months after the church plant, I was born,” he shared. “[When] everyone knew that I had no arms [and] no legs was actually not during the sonograms or her pregnancy. It was actually once I was born.”
“I’m the only one with disabilities and definitely tested my parents marriage—stretched them. They had to go through a lot of emotional grieving and shock.”
I knew I had no limbs but I was always loved—loved in the church community, with my 24 first cousins,” he shared. “I didn’t think it was such a big deal until I actually went to school.”
Vujicic was bullied at school, and at age 8, he became depressed.
“As much as I had a loving home, I didn’t feel like I had purpose or worth, and especially the bullying magnified all the fear in my life about the future. I convinced myself I’d never get a job, be independent, be happy, never get married, never find true love.”
“Age 10 I attempted suicide in my bathtub in six inches of water, and I was stopped by one thought, realizing ‘I’m going to leave just more pain with my parents,’ and so age 15, I gave my life to Jesus.”
“It was a turnaround of years of starting to be thankful for what I had instead of being angry for what I didn’t have.”
The scripture that changed his life came from John 9 when Jesus heals the man blind from birth.
“People asked Jesus why was he born that way, and Jesus said it was done so that the works of God would be revealed through him,” Vujicic said. “What changed my life was not that he healed the blind man—what changed my life is that the blind man didn’t ask any questions, and he didn’t stop Jesus from doing the miracle.”
“That’s when I realized whether God will heal me or not—if I don’t get a miracle—I can still be one,” he explained. “The greatest miracle of all is my soul being saved, knowing Jesus and helping other people know that he loved him too.”
Movieguide® previously reported on Vujicic:
The creator of THE CHOSEN, Dallas Jenkins, recently sat down with evangelist Nick Vujicic to discuss disability and the Christian faith.
Vujicic, who was born without legs or arms, commended Jenkins on their portrayal of how God uses broken people to accomplish his good…
“If Dallas Jenkins and Nick Vujicic are walking side by side out in a public area and we’re both smiling they’re going to notice my smile more than you. Why? because they notice a man without arms and legs who should be sad, who should be depressed, who should be whatever… the saints of God, the children of God are positive because we are children of the king of kings and Lord of lords and I’m ambassador of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords standing in front of the gates of hell and redirecting traffic and saying, ‘God, use me. Change my circumstance and if you don’t change my circumstance use my circumstance for the sake of the glory, so that one more would know that if God can use a man without arms and legs to be his hands and feet then God can use any willing heart.”
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