Thanks to both the book and the movie Unbroken, you have probably now heard the name of Louis Zamperini. Louis Zamperini was a WWII POW in Japan. The torture he endured was so great, that even years after the war, he suffered with nightmares and anger. He thought that love and eventually marriage would help him get over the nightmares. When that didn’t work, Louis started drinking trying to suppress the horrific memories. But alcohol didn’t help. It actually made things worse—he still had nightmares and was at the point of loosing his marriage.
But in 1949, after hearing Billy Graham preach, Louis gave his life to Christ. The Bible says in Psalm 130:4 “But there is forgiveness with God”. On that fateful day, Louis asked God to forgive him and to come into his life. Starting that night, Louis was never tormented by nightmares again. His trust was now in God– instead of himself. Louis Zamperini was truly free.