Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stephen's Story: Unbreakable faith

When it comes to the My Becker's Story blog many of you already know that I created it to share my story about what it is like growing up with Becker's Muscular Dystrophy. Over the last year I have met many great people from parents to people just like me facing similar issues related to living with this form of Muscular Dystrophy. But the truth is Becker's is just a small part of the story there are many different forms of Muscular Dystrophy and from time to time I would like to help other's share their stories. The other day while doing some research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy I came across a few YouTube videos featuring families sharing their stories and a few of them had a very common theme you see many of them went on to say that their faith in God has helped them through every challenge. So the other day I was online searching for stories about people living with Muscular Dystrophy who have a faith in God. I quickly came across a blog by the name of "Stephen's Piece of Life" a blog written by a young man living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. So today I would like to share with you his post entitled "God is still God and God is still Good"

God is Still God and God is Still Good
 written by: Stephen Musclow

I just recently saw this video about a man that was diagnosed with Cancer, Zac Smith (Google "Zac Smith Cancer") left behind a video when doctors could no longer do anything for him. "Cancer is the best thing that has ever happened to me." Not something you hear very often, is it?" Despite it all, he never lost his faith. "God is still God, and God is still good."

My story is quite different from his, but I too can say that my Muscular Dystrophy is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It took me a very long time to believe and accept this, but my entire life has been a journey to come to this conclusion through my faith in God. When I was real young, I didn't want to die. It scared me terribly, as I'm sure it would to any 7 year old. I didn't understand for years. "What did I do?" "Why am I the one who has to go through this?" Meeting Jesus changed my outlook completely, making me realize my life, however short, is a very good one. I feel blessed and I thank God every single day.

But, a nagging feeling still remained. "Why?" "I could do so much more for God if only I was cured!" I was in love with a girl, but I knew she would never be my wife. I would never be a husband. I would never have a family. I could no longer speak, or have the strength to hug my family and friends. These thoughts plagued me. I wanted to experience these things so badly. Sure, Some moments I still do, but then I realize God decided to give me a better life. A life where I am never alone, a life where He is there every time I call out for Him, a life where He comforts me whenever I feel discouraged.

Would I still see the glory of God without my Muscular Dystrophy? Would I still have my unwavering, unbreakable faith in Him? Though I can't be certain, I don't believe so. God allows for things to happen in our lives, people we meet, experiences we go through, to test our faith. If you didn't go through the many tests and trials throughout your life, would you be the same person you are today? When I go through something tough in my life, and i turn to God, there is nothing I can not overcome. Satan can throw whatever he wants, because God is with me. It's like climbing a mountain, once I climb over my troubles, I can see God's beauty for miles upon miles. Because God is always with me. Everything that has happened in my life has shaped me into the man I am today. I love Jesus with all my heart, soul, and mind. I know true peace through him that I can not find anywhere else. Jesus suffered and died on the cross so that I could live. What other life could I possibly want? Yes, Muscular Dystrophy is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
 
You can visit Stephen's blog at: http://stephenmusclow.blogspot.com/
 
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