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Jennifer Hudson knows that God exists.  Surviving a traumatic incident that would have sent most people into a dark depression, Jennifer reveals how she made it through.

“It (faith) was the ultimate help to me. We always said: ‘If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it,’” said Hudson in an interview with The Observer Magazine. “There would be no point in faith if it wasn’t tested. My mother always told me no matter how negative your life seems to be, you must always look for a positive. That is what I believe a woman of faith should do.”

Hudson was living out her musical dream in 2008 while on tour when she was notified by her sister Julia, Julian’s mother, that he was missing and that their mother and brother had been shot dead in their Chicago home.

Her former brother-in-law, Jason Balfour, was convicted of the three murders in 2012 and received three life sentences. During the trial, prosecutors portrayed Balfour, who was married to Julia, as a jealous estranged husband who often stalked Julia’s house months before the shootings.

Despite the emotional toll brought on by her loss, Hudson notes that the trial itself was the most “dreadful” part of her grieving process.

“I know my mother would not have wanted us to miss a beat, so we were there every day. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone to have to experience anything like that, but that is what you do for your family, so that is what we did…,” said Hudson.

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