Lexi Contreras, senior, shares how in her life she has faced trial after trial, a result of sin pushing its way into her world, yet she fights back with God at her side.
“In my young life, I have faced a lot of health challenges. The hardest part for my family was when I was young, they did not know what was wrong with me,” explained Contreras. Soon they learned that Lexi suffered from an autoimmune disorder known as Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Basically, this disorder causes the body to attack itself.
“It’s not easy being different,” Contreras says; “There are days when every muscle hurts and I’m really weak. Yet, God has carried me through my flare ups, hospitalizations, and extensive treatments. Everyday is a gift from God for which I am grateful.”
Lexi has made comebacks time and time again, and she has no doubt that with God by her side she will not stop doing so in the future. She shared that her faith has strengthened her; “I know Jesus is coming soon; He will take us to a place where there will be no more suffering and pain.”
A verse that encourages her is James 5:15: “And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins he will be forgiven” (NKJV).
Hyacinth Cookenmaster, Student News Team