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Sarah Blake begins her relationships at the point of her ability to relate to personal challenges. She lives with disabilities as a result of complications of premature birth and hereditary illnesses. She copes by maintaining her faith in God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, often expressing her faith through music which she composes. Her faith journey has not always been easy; and her experiences have given her a sense of respect for seekers and for people who have not chosen the same faith. .
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Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Romans 5:1-5)
When I was in the sixth grade, I read The Diary of a Young Girl. I was deeply touched by Anne Frank's honesty about her feelings, and I wanted to share my own feelings with that kind of honesty. In fact, I wanted to write my journal so that others could someday read it. I was not a happy adolescent; but I felt that my struggles had purpose, even if only to help someone else feel less alone.
I believe that God promises to use suffering for His glory. I can look back now over my past experiences; and my perspective is that this has been accomplished. It does not mean that the experience was always enjoyable, though it does mean that I was willing to endure it. I am stronger because of the struggles, and I believe that God calls upon me to share what I have learned so that others may also grow strong through their struggles.
Strength takes different forms. Sometimes it is the will to endure an unchangeable situation. Sometimes it means having the skills to control my reactions emotionally or to communicate effectively. Sometimes it means having the knowledge I need to take an active role in my own health care. Always it means having the courage to face the truth about my thoughts and feelings, things that are happening to me, and my needs and to come before God with boldness and humility; for He knows it all even before I speak, and the only one I deceive by hiding is myself.
My struggles have taught me many things. Sometimes the lessons are about myself or about God. Sometimes the lessons are practical. The lessons are the reason I have put this site together.