Cody Smith

Before I accepted Christ I still went to church but I didn’t know what it meant to be a Christian. I remember being on my bunk bed and wanting to accept Christ and asking my mom to pray with me. My life was going pretty well. Then two years later I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and I felt like I started to drift off away from the Lord. I felt so mad at Him because I didn’t know what to do. No one had any answers about how I got Diabetes. I felt really frustrated with the Lord and started to leave Him by not reading my Bible, not praying, and not going to Wednesday night church. Then I met with my friend Carissa, who really helped me get through it. She helped me by talking about the fact that we all have tough things and no matter what the Lord is with us.

A few months later, I started to accept it, but I was still angry at the Lord. I started praying with my parents about it. Then, 2 years later I finally accepted that I have Diabetes and it doesn’t slow me down from anything! I can still play with my friends and still eat regular food – I just have to watch how many carbs are in them. Being a Christian helped me a lot because I knew the Lord would have my back no matter what. He is like a mountain that will never stop growing and no matter how small or how big you are, He will always have your back. I’ve learned to trust the Lord now with so many things and He has never stopped me from doing so many things I like. At church I learn all of these amazing memory verses that give a strong message. I always think about those verses because they click for me and I understand them because the Lord is talking to me through the Bible.