I have gone to church my whole life and personally accepted Christ as my Savior at age 8 and was baptized that Mother's Day. However, I wouldn't say my faith became my own until my grandpa passed away while I was in high school. I loved my grandpa dearly as he taught me many things and was a huge part of my life. He had a stroke and for the next 2 years struggled with his health until he passed. Watching him go through all that took a toll on me and that when I turned to prayer. My grandpa was never a Christian and was angry about everything that he went through. However, through it all, I had an overwhelming peace that it was all going to be okay and God was right there with me and He was in control. Before my grandpa passed, he gave up his stubbornness and surrendered the little time he had left to the Lord. This is a HUGE part of my testimony because at a time I felt totally not in control God gave me total peace and showed me His sovereignty. It's truly indescribable. Since then, I have had many situations that God has showed me "He's got this", and never disappoints. I can't say its been easy at all, but I hold on to God's promises and the experiences I have gone through to keep myself eternally focused in a world that constantly drags you down.
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