“During this low time in my life I would always ask why God was putting me through the pain… I truly believe that God was working on my character during this time and helping me grow into the person I am today.”

My name is Tina Bolwe, I'm 16 years old and here is my story. I grew up in a Christian home, but I never really had a personal relationship with God. Of course I would pray and read the bible but I never felt close to God until last year when I was going through depression. I truly believe I wouldn't have gotten through it without the love and support I got from my family and friends. During this low time in my life I would always ask why God was putting me through the pain I was feeling, it didn't make sense to me and I wondered if I would ever be happy again. Little did I know that if I just talked about how I felt things would be a lot easier for me. The more I talked and prayed the better I felt. All the weight I was carrying on my shoulders felt like it was lifted away. I truly believe that God was working on my character during this time and was helping me grow into the person I am today. There are still times when I feel down but instead of bottling things in I talk about it to my mom or a close friend. I'm so glad that God has opened doors for me to help others who may be going through the same thing as me, all things are possible through Christ and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

- TINA

 

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