First Kingdom Management
In the latest issue of Simple Grace, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s youngest daughter, Bernice King, shares memories of her father and recounts how God's guidance led her out of despair:
Bernice was determined to carve out her own path in the world and escape the shadow of her father’s legacy, so she enrolled in law school to try to find her own identity. But in the second year of the program, she was still emotionally and spiritually struggling and doing so poorly in school that she was put on academic probation.
“I felt so alone and unloved that I tried to find a way to commit suicide,” Bernice shares. “It sounds crazy but there was a moment when I had a knife in my hand trying to figure out how to stab myself but not feel pain. Suddenly, I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit said to me, ‘Put the knife down, people are going to miss you. You have a calling on your life.’ That conversation was like being resurrected out of a deadly state of mind. From that point on I completely yielded my life to Christ, and my whole life changed. I realized if God can do this for me knowing how much pain and fear was in my heart, then nothing is impossible for the Lord. God literally saved my life!”