On my best day and on my worst day, God doesn’t change

Some of us will be experiencing disappointment as events and plans get cancelled or postponed due to the global pandemic. Athlete and student at Warwick University, Kare Adenegan was in training with the hope of representing Great Britain at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Kare, today’s Saturday Girl, shares her experience: “I was Initially quite upset that the paralympics was postponed to next year, just because I had put a lot of effort into my training and in preparation for it to happen. But actually this time in isolation has allowed me to grow as an athlete and a person.”

“It was the right decision to postpone the games because it was also for the greater good, so in that sense I think that God reminded me that I have very little control over my life. I can’t always plan things to happen exactly how I want them to and there are more important things than my plans! I have been reminded that God works all things for the good of those who love him so that encourages me through this situation too! I have also had more time to pray and read God’s word so a lot of good has come out of a tough season of uncertainty.”

Tell us about your style: “My style is very casual and laid back. It alternates between bright Lycra during athletics training and sweatshirts and leggings or joggers the rest of the time! Plus lots of Nike swooshes.”

What worship song do you have on repeat?: “There’s so many songs I currently have on repeat but I’d say my favourites are ‘Excess Love’, covered by Osby Berry. It’s a declaration of Jesus’ love for us. I don’t fully understand his love, it’s hard for us to fully comprehend but we can be thankful for it! And ‘Good and Loved’ by Travis Greene and Steffany Gretzinger. This song is also about God’s love, how it is steadfast and how we should be confident in it!”

We’d love to hear more about what God has done in your life: “God has radically changed my outlook on life. I was once full of self-pity, negativity and overwhelmed by doubt. I don’t have it all figured out, but I know he does. There’s been highs and lows on and off the track, but I’m constantly reminded that on my best day and my worst day, God does not change. The peace and joy I have in his presence surpasses anything else in this world.”

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