MercyMe - Even If (Testimony): Story About Type 1 Diabetes

MercyMe - Even If (Testimony): Story About Type 1 Diabetes

As time passes with diabetes, it seems like I should have it all together and that I have answers. But there’s times where it doesn’t feel okay. But you know what – that’s okay too.

After watching this live video about a singer-songwriter named Bart Millard who talks about his son who battles with type 1 diabetes; it really struck a chord with me. It had me thinking about where I get my strength from – which is from my heavenly father. Anyone affected by a chronic illness gets it. It never goes away. No matter the denial, bargaining, or anger – it’s always there.

When the bad days hit – and they do – that’s when I come back to the realization that this disease is serious. It’s not that I could ever forget even if I wanted to. As much as I want “normal” – diabetes doesn’t take a break. The good days are where I experience a glimmer of peace; but this is as normal as I’m going to get.

On those days where nothing seems to go right and I feel that diabetes has won…


“I still won’t surrender… I won’t bow because he’s worth it. Because deep down even though there’s times I forget who I am – luckily he never forgets me. Regardless of what I go through – he’s bigger.” - (Bart Millard)

After all, where I am today is where I was meant to be all along.

I’m now blessed to be part of an amazing community of people who just get it. We understand the courage it takes to get through each day. We understand what it’s like to now see life through a different lens and a whole new perspective. Together we are not alone in this.

It’s the bad days where my life shifts a little. The days where I feel like I’m being held to the flames – fear of getting burned. Those are the days that I feel the most vulnerable, the most human, wanting answers for all of my unanswered prayers.

Even though I may never receive the answers I’m looking for – I continue to hold on to faith – for that it moves mountains. My testimony being proof that these mountains can be moved.



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2 thoughts on “MercyMe - Even If (Testimony): Story About Type 1 Diabetes

  1. This hit me right where it needed to. My son is 6, and was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 4. Sometimes every day is a struggle, some days are good. But my faith in God has never faltered, I figure that God only gives us what we can handle. Prayers to you and your family!

  2. This life that was handed to us, I’m not t1, but my whole family is. (My husband of 27 yrs, my daughter now 26, and my daughter, now, 18. Kids were diagnosed at 3 and 2. Hubby, at 19) was given to us by Jesus Christ. He knew we could handle it, while those that don’t have it, couldn’t of handled it. We are special individuals. We are the chosen ones. when I started looking at this disease in this way, I was able to deal much better. I feel like we are a very special family.
    Thank you for your brutal honesty about this disease And I hope you continue on a positive path with this disease. Keep telling others about it. Thanks!

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