Jubilee: “Why Won’t God Cure Me?” - Amy Ford
This video is the winning entry for our 2015 Jubilee video contest designed to inspire students to share what God is doing in their work, and what He will do. Congratulations, Amy!
Amy Ford is a student at Malone University.
Each morning I prick my finger, squeeze out a drop of blood, and test it to see how much glucose is in my blood. I have been doing this every day since I was ten years old, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That little number on the screen decides almost my every move: how many carbs I eat, how much energy I exert, whether I give a shot of insulin or drink a juice box. I live a never-ending exhausting cycle that I have to follow just to stay alive and healthy.
I have wrestled with questions like, Why won’t God cure me? Why does God allow us to live with chronic pain and suffering? How can I take care of myself when I feel so burdened? How can I use my condition to see God at work in my life and those around me?
When I came to college, I began to pursue a degree in Community & Public Health Promotion with the hopes of positively impacting the lives of those living with chronic diseases. Through my vocation as a health educator, I hope to help others treat their bodies well because they are sacred. Beyond that, I hope to help people see that God uses struggles to reveal our need for and dependence on Him.
God has used my condition to reveal Himself to me, and I want to be a part of his redemption story by showing people their value and worth, regardless of how physically broken they are.