This I believe

Travis - Lenoir, North Carolina
Entered on November 17, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

This I Believe

I believe in God. God can assist anybody, with anything, at anytime. I believe God is Amazing.

God has helped me get through many hard times in my life. When I was in the 5th grade, I found out that my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Pope passed away with breast cancer. I was devastated and I did not want to do anything. Mrs. Pope taught me math and other subjects, but she influenced my life by teaching me to have a positive outlook on everything. Mrs. Pope was kindhearted and she would never do anything to offend anybody. She was also a follower in Christ, which was also important to me. Every day I went to school, I looked forward to her class, because of the smile that always erupted from her face. It was not until the next year that she passed away. The evening after she died, I went to swim practice, and I was really stressed and melancholy. The more I swam, the more I thought about God, and how Mrs. Pope is in a better place. At that moment, I realized how much God could help at keeping me uplifted. It was almost like the thoughts came out of nowhere.

Another time God came to my aid was when I was in middle school. I lost both of my great-grandmas around the same time that year. They were both on completely opposite sides of the family which only made it hurt worse. I did not expect it to come so fast and consecutive. As painful, as it was I stayed as close to God as I could and he made me feel relaxed and stress free. God not only helped me through these times, he helps me through everyday life. If I ever need anything I know I can always go to him.

Now I know when something is bothering me or stressing me out I can go to God, and he will soothe me. I know when I pray, He is always listening. I know that no matter where I am, He is always with me. When I am mad and I am about to do something stupid, I can pray to God, and He will help me to cool down. God has brought me through so much that I know he can get me through anything. Why should I hold in my stress, when I can just give the burdens to God? I know that others will let me down in some form or fashion, but I know God will never let me down. God is awesome! I believe in God.