God Throughout My Life

Maddy - Lenexa, Kansas
Entered on April 30, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

Have you ever felt that God was truly with you? I have felt this way many times. There have been several instances where I have had no doubt in the existence of Jesus Christ. Some of these occasions were when I experienced happy times, uneasy times, and deaths in my family.

During the happiest times of my life, God was right there with me. He was definitely with me when I made varsity golf. Making varsity was a very big accomplishment for me as a freshman. I knew it was God that gave me the athletic ability to excel. This was a time when I fully believed in my Catholic faith and was thankful for all the different gifts that God has given me. Not only was the Lord with me during this happy time, he was also present during the scary times.

I remember being very nervous for my first day at St. James Academy. I wondered what school would be like and what my new peers would think of me. Each time I started to get anxious, I prayed to God that everything would go smoothly. He helped me through. It turned out to be a great day; it was a day that couldn’t have gone better. I have grown in my faith throughout my freshman year. I hope to grow even closer to Him in the upcoming years. Besides my faith being strong during times of new beginnings, it was at its strongest during the death of my grandma.

Throughout my childhood, I have had some deaths in my family. The hardest one for me was my grandma’s death. I was in the second grade when this happened. I was close to my grandmother and loved going to spend time with her. We had many great memories. One of the traditions we had with her was to have a New Year’s Eve party. The party would be at her house with all the cousins. We would get very excited for this celebration. After she died, we realized this party would never happen again. This was very hard for me to think about. I didn’t understand that I would never see her again; that she was gone forever. At this time, I was very angry at God and wondered why he put me through so much suffering. Although I was in pain, I knew God would get me through it. I also knew that my grandmother was with Him and looking down on me.

Everyone has happy, scary, and sad situations throughout their lives. We should open ourselves up to Christ and realize that God is always by our side. He never gives us more than we can handle. I have came to know that the Lord is helping me every day. I need to be grateful and thank him for the wonderful life he has given me. I could not live my life without Christ by my side.