Country singer and actress Jana Kramer has gone public with her faith in God after getting baptized at a church on Sunday.
"I don't have the words yet … I will … but for now … In the name of Jesus there is healing," she wrote in an Instagram post on Sunday. In addition to her words, Kramer shared an emotional video of her baptism.
In a follow-up post, Kramer elaborated on the special moment, noting that God has always been there for her even when she wanted nothing to do with Him.
"This is my battle cry. This is the day I stopped walking alone. The beauty is … I was never alone. He was always walking with me," she wrote. "I just didn't think I deserved that. If I'm honest, I didn't know how to trust it or if I could trust it at all."
Kramer explained that seeing God as a "father figure" was difficult to believe or take comfort in because of her past.
"I didn't think he would stay. That he wouldn't hurt me. So I pushed God away for years," she added.
In the past year, however, Kramer came to realize she wasn't truly alone in her brokenness because God was always there for her and that He never left.
"God was just waiting for me to come to him. And I have … and today I made my faith public, and it feels really good to know no matter what happens next on this journey of life, HE is next to me walking with me," she declared.
Kramer also encouraged anyone reading her message to let God into their lives, noting that He is walking with them "through all the good and bad times."
"I hope this encourages someone to take that next step because you aren't alone ... "In the name of Jesus there is healing."
In closing, Kramer ended her post with Scripture from Lamentations 3:22-33, which reads, "The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning."
According to Faithwire, Kramer's post was met with praise from her followers and other Christian celebrities.
"Praise the Lord. And all the angels sang in Heaven and rejoiced! Praise His holy name!! A step-in faith reaps eternal reward," actress Candace Cameron Bure commented.
"Amen," Former Bachelor star Ben Higgins added.
Kramer, 38, is known for her role as Alex Dupre in the American drama television series One Tree Hill. She embarked on her music career in 2012 with her self-titled debut album and dropped her second album, Thirty One, in 2015.
Kramer is also one of the celebrities who competed in season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, where she finished in fourth place.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.