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by Gracie Adamek

Within the past month or so, I just haven’t felt as close with God.

I can’t exactly say why, but I feel like God is there but far away.

Ever since my grandma passed away on December 19th, I’ve been hurt and lonely, and I hate to say it but I think I’ve been pushing God away. This hurts me to type because that’s the one thing I did NOT want to do in all of this. I need God more than anyone right now! So why on earth would I push Him away?! Beats me!

I would love to be able to say that life has been wonderful and everything is going great but if I’m being honest, life’s not so hot at this preset moment. I’m dealing with a ton more than I ever have before.

But one thing I will always remember is what my grandma said when she was told the cancer spread: “Whatever my Lord wants.”

She didn’t cry. She didn’t worry. She knew this was God’s plan! And I can’t help but smile at that! She was content to know that she was going to be with the Creator. She has no more pain, suffering or sorrow! I know that my grandma isn’t concerned with this world anymore. She’s free, happy and able to hold her baby. And I could never ever wish her back from that perfect peace.

God seems to slip that into my mind at just the right moments in His perfect time. He reminds me of these simple truths: God is always there for me, no matter how much I push Him away. Jesus is my rock. I love Him more than anything. Nothing can ever happen that can change that. I can always remember that no matter how busy, tired,or upset I am, God WILL be there helping me along and letting me rest my head on His shoulder, even if I don’t realize it.

I could not imagine trying to do this life without Him.

Snapshot_20121212Gracie Adamek is a junior at Lakes Community High School. She enjoys singing, acting and spending time with friends! Gracie is so grateful for this opportunity and hopes to glorify God one hundred percent through this!

3 thoughts on “ICYouth: A Rock That’s Strong {Gracie}

  1. I love you Gracie and Grandma loves you. You know what a prayer warrior she always was here just passing through, think of what she must be doing in heaven, her home! Remember that when you feel isolated, my room is just next door. Mom

  2. Gracie,
    Thanks for your honesty, your pain, and your hope in the midst of the mess. I could sense as your blog went along that the hope that we have in Christ is your solid rock (even as you wrestled with the pain of your loss). I’m sorry for your loss Gracie, but so grateful for your words.

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