I understood my need for Christ when I was struggling with problems in my family. I realized I couldn't carry the burdens in my life without God.
I came to know The Lord four years ago. My parents were going through a divorce at the time and I was dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress. I had been going to church with family and started to feel His presence in my heart. I'll never forget the moment my aunt told me the story of Job. She looked at me and told me "Sometimes, like Job, we experience hard times in our life and don't always understand why. There will be all sorts of voices trying to pull you down, making you feel low. When these voices are loud raise your hand to The Lord and close your eyes. He will never leave you nor forsake you." I think that's when I fully accepted Jesus into my heart.
Now that I have Jesus in my life I feel lifted of everything that had been holding me back. He has taken my sins for me and I no longer carry that burden on my shoulders. I'm not perfect by any means but I have a Savior that is.