Krystal’s father was an alcoholic. Krystal spent all her time and energy protecting her siblings. She underwent all forms of abuse, and no one was there to provide her with protection. Krystal had to learn what type of alcohol her father was drinking on a given night because different alcohols made him act out in different ways. She needed to know if this was a night that she should lock her sisters and herself in the bathroom, or leave the house altogether until morning. She didn’t understand why God would abandon her and make her deal with this all on her own. This traumatic childhood later led her down a destructive life-path before she found Mercy, literally.
Krystal was admitted to a young women’s shelter called Mercy Multiplied. During her time at Mercy, Krystal realized that God had not abandoned her: He protected her. He brought her to Mercy Multiplied so that she could discover his amazing love and redemption. Now, Krystal has a personal relationship with Christ and a dream of hope for her future, led by a God who has been with her all along.
Matthew was touched by this story and wrote a song about Krystal’s redemption called Moved by Mercy. Matthew wanted this song to encourage others who are experiencing difficulties to face their fears, get help, and let God create a new dream for their lives.