KAMPALA – Former Miss Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe who has been out of the public eye for a while has returns with a humbling story of how the last few years have strengthened her faith in God the hard way.
Nantumbwe, who is also is a widely celebrated actress, one of the very best in Uganda also represented Uganda at the 2014 Big Brother Africa.
With all the above success, however, Nantumbwe has been going through the roughest patches in her life in the past few years.
The diva was last in the news in 2019 when she threatened to sue different media outlets for defamation.
Two years later, she returned with a narration of a rather humbling story about her tough journey to stronger faith in God.
Through her social media pages, Stellah Nantumbwe revealed how she has been going through a ‘trying but rewarding journey’.
Having gone through the worst she could ever imagine, Stellah Nantumbwe feels that her faith in God has been tested and she is a living testimony.
According to Nantumbwe, questions like where have you been? Why are you so quiet? Why are you so lost? What are you doing now have been among the many she has heard from people the past few years.
“I’ve been so busy DYING. I’ve been dying to a version of myself that no longer served me or the purpose I was created for. It’s been one truly trying but rewarding journey. A journey that’s seen me through 3 surgeries, 3 cancer scares, depression, anxiety, a 20KG weight gain and a series of immeasurable losses of friends, family and loved ones,” she shared.
Nantumbwe added that the journey tested her resilience, shook her pride, tried her intelligence, weighed her forgiveness capability and her ability to simply let go and let GOD.
She shared that the whole experience she went through was an emotional roller coaster that had her questioning her entire existence, her life choices and impact on each and every one she had ever met, but a journey that she is ever so thankful for regardless.
“Please allow me to testify! God is simply amazing, because for every tear we cry he gives us double for our trouble and he does this more often than we may stop to acknowledge. Indeed ‘In the pain was a plan’
According to the diva, God stripped her bare, left her with nothing and no one especially in those moments when all she could see were masks, machines and protective gear and the countdown beginning in those moments.
“I was reminded that truly everything is Vanity. My last words in the OR. Would be to the Lord, “Please wake me up from this one… Time and time again he did. He woke me up. My faith was indeed built up, let me echo the many voices that have said it before, we serve a mighty God. Seek him, truly seek him with your broken and contrite heart. That’s his version of a true sacrifice.”
She shared that there was much more she could but chose to have a break and praise Jesus.
“Here I am LORD, redeemed and reckoned righteous by your MERCY. Thank You Father!”