Suzanne Spolarich

Noisy le Grand, France

Searching for the Truth

Disillusioned, I decided to give up on religion. I felt as if my entire world had caved in. It was my last year of university. My religion had always set my world in order, but now I wanted answers - to the hard questions - how can I have inner peace and security? how can I stop doing what I know I shouldn't? how can I really know the way to live? what is the true philosophy to follow? No "religious" person could give me solid answers. I realized I didn't really have a firm foundation.

Not finding a job teaching French in the USA, I accepted an invitation from the Peace Corps to teach English in the French-speaking country of Togo. Alone, in a foreign country, needing an anchor of some kind, my conscience led me to do something "spiritual" and so, I bought a Bible. Seeking answers, I continued my search for the Truth by reading the Bible and talking to God.

Three years later, in New York City, I was studying again, this time for a Master's degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages. One day, as I read the Bible in my apartment, it was as if the Truth jumped off the pages and into my heart. Romans 1:17 "He who is put right with God through faith shall live." and Romans 3:22-24 "God puts men right through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this to all who believe in Christ, because there is no difference at all: all men have sinned and are far away from God's saving presence, but by the free gift of God's grace they are all put right with him through Christ Jesus, who set them free." I was set free that day. I not only found the Truth, but I experienced the Truth, the person of Jesus Christ. That day, I felt a deep inner peace and security.

Today, I still have questions and sometimes find the complexities of this life overwhelming, but I have the certainty deep within me that God is constantly abiding with me and will always reveal the truth.

Are you searching? Do you need an anchor? You, too, can discover the Truth. Don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be glad to share with you.

 

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