Hey there! My name is Sara, and I am a 21-year old college graduate of the nursing program.
I’m very glad to share a shortened version of my testimony with you.
My faith journey began in 2015. But before I begin, I’d like to give you a bit of a backstory to how I was lead into a relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ.
People say that high-school can be the best years of your life, and I was truly convinced this was true. In the ninth grade, I had a lot of friends, a boyfriend who I was crazy about, and the security of knowing I was admired amongst most of my peers. I did anything to impress people, either by doing or saying things I knew was not right. As time went on and I entered the tenth grade, I slowly began losing friendships, my relationship, and myself. Between grade ten and eleven is when I developed an eating disorder, otherwise known as anorexia nervosa, mainly in the form of excessive exercise.
I remember laying in my bathtub one night, crying out to God saying “God, why is this happening to me?” I felt a huge sense of conviction that I needed to turn back to God. I shared this with my family, and so we decided we would start attending a church that preached Salvation.
We started attending a little church called Rosebank, where I was introduced to so many lovely people, including the pastor at the time and his wife. These two brought me the hope of the message that we can receive forgiveness from God once we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. It was a wonderful encounter to have been able to enter into an intimate relationship with the Lord and have my guilt and shame removed for good.
In June 2015, I made the decision to place my faith in Jesus Christ and got baptized as a symbol of my faith. Not only did I get baptized that day, but so did my mom!
I truly believe that God has changed me into a completely different woman ever since the day I asked Him to come into my life. Although there have been moments where I have failed to “meet the mark”, I am just so thankful that God forgives me of my sin and allows me to come and fellowship with Him. That’s why He created you and me!
I am so thankful for the years I had endured a great deal of hardship, just so that I could become closer than ever with Jesus-The One who knows what it’s like to endure pain and suffering.
My prayer is that whoever does come across this blog, will be blessed and encouraged to want to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, by placing their faith in Him and asking for His forgiveness.