Kristan - Drexel, North Carolina
Entered on March 1, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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I believe that faith can help you overcome any obstacles that you may face. If you just pray to God and let him handle your problems instead of trying to do things yourself, then those obstacles become easier day by day. They may not instantly become easier the next day because God knows when it’s the right time. Since I’ve gotten older and my faith has become stronger, I’ve realized that God has blessed me in numerous ways. He has given me parents that love me and provide me with many necessities. I may not have everything I want, but that’s not what life is all about, and I’m blessed at with what I have. I believe that faith is what helps people with their life situations. Last year my mom was looking for a new job for quite some time.

She felt depressed, and seemed it like there couldn’t be any way out. Even though she prayed, she felt like God wasn’t answering her prayers. My whole family started praying for her because we wanted her to be joyous and to not feel miserable about going to work. It seemed like God just wasn’t answering our prayers. At this point in time my faith wasn’t as secure because I was facing many obstacles myself. I would often question myself about whether God even existed because my family and I were praying so strongly for my mom, and yet it seemed like God wasn’t going to provide her a suitable job. One night I prayed to God and told him that if he didn’t answer my prayer then I wouldn’t believe or have faith in him any longer. The next day my mom went to an interview and got a new job. She told me the story, and it made me realize how faithful God can be. Even though many people today question God, he still blesses us tremendously. I will never forget that day and how shocked I became to see how God could respond to me in such a strong way. He made me realize that I should never give up hope on God and always be faithful. Even though I’ve let God down so many times, God still blesses and loves me. Looking back now I see so many situations that could have turned out tragically, but God was there watching and taking care of me. Even though I wasn’t being faithful towards God, he knew how it would affect me. That’s one belief that I love about God; I may not always be faithful towards God, but he will always be faithful towards me in any situation. I believe that faith is what makes my life complete.