God's love finds a way

A few years ago when I was 16, I wasn’t a very happy person. My mom has been telling me since I was young that I have a “natural light in me” that shines really bright. Right now I see that she’s right, but at that point, I felt like that light had turned off.  

I was raised in a Christian Science family and had seen the countless ways that God loves each of us and heals us in times of trouble. But at the time, I wasn’t studying Christian Science. I wasn’t doing Christian Science-like things, and I was really mad at God.

I felt like God had left me by the wayside. I’ve moved a lot in my life, and all that saying goodbye to friends and trying to make new ones was something I tried to do with grace, because I figured God wanted me to. And then, after all my time and energy spent doing it the way I thought was “His way,” I didn’t matter anymore and I felt I had no more grace to give.

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