Ideally, circumstances and situations of life should not dictate faith or attitudes. The worst situation I could ever deal with came to me. I thought, "There's no way I'm ready to take this." All my strength is sapped out of me and I can't deal with one more major disappointment. So as you can see, I'm not at all a 'person of faith'. At first, I blamed myself, then others around me and now I feel stuck. The situation itself isn't my fault because it was inevitable. My only fault is my attitudes afterwards.

I want to escape away from the circumstances, stresses and troubles of the world. Life isn't easy as we all know it. Being a Christian does not guarantee that things will be better. Life is the same except that now you have something to lean on and the tools to make it through. I want to get away from the circumstances and take refuge in God. I want to focus on Him, become renewed and strengthened.

Indu Shanmugam