Many times we face trials and we question God. “Why me?” The answer is quite simple. He knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future.
God uses our trials to mold us into becoming higher than we were before. Whatever the enemy sets for evil, God transforms it into something great, if we believe in Him. Whatever failures we face, God turns it into success, if we have confidence in Him. Whenever we cry out to God, He will hear our supplication and turn heartaches into peace and joy.
Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things Jesus works for the good of those who love him and those who has been called according to his purpose.
The secret to receiving what we want is to take a walk of faith. What is faith one may ask? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. God said to ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
But when you do these, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Sadly, I used to be a soul like this wandering hopelessly to find a miracle.
At age 13, I was diagnosed with poly-cystic ovaries that caused unbearable abdominal pains. Upon using the prescribed medication, I was now a victim of seizures that would occur several times per day. I was attending secondary school and, because I fell ill so often, I became a distraction to my classmates.
For this reason, I was asked to leave the school. I was often discriminated against by the students as they laughed at me whenever I fainted. I became a victim of school bullying. They called me names like crazy girl and ugliness. I felt ugly as the medications were making me gain weight.
I often felt suicidal but thankfully Jesus blessed me with a great family that supported me in the past and even presently. Because I was unable to be alone at any point in time, my social life was non-existent. I could not hang-out with friends or relatives that were in my age group and so I was bullied even more.
The opinions of others mattered a lot to me back then. I was viewed as boring and stupid because I didn’t, and couldn’t, do the things that would have made me popular. These included drinking alcohol, smoking and even having sexual intercourse with multiple partners.
I wouldn’t say that it was me who abstained from those things. Rather, it was Jesus saving me for a better life. It was Jesus who protected me from being exposed to worldly pleasures. If I had done those things back then, I probably wouldn’t have been alive today. However, at that time, I was of a different religion and I didn’t care to hear about Jesus.
Depression sets in
I became a victim of depression. Apart from being sick, I felt like my life was locked away from the world because I couldn’t have experiences like everyone else at my age. To prevent these emotions from overrunning me, I began to write my feelings into songs and poems. I later published a book entitled A Gentle Wind and I also completed school privately.
During all this time I was still ill. However, I found my help in Jesus, only Jesus, the same Jesus I didn’t believe in. No other religion could have delivered me. Only Jesus. I am not ashamed to testify about His greatness.
Taking A Walk of Faith
When my life storms raged and I saw no other way out, I turned to Him. I took a walk of faith. I prayed and believed Him for my miracle. In 2013, there were no signs of poly-cystic ovaries and in 2015 I no longer suffered from what appeared to be seizures. I got healed from all sickness and depression and my emotional, mental and physical health strengthened. Most importantly, my family was happy once more and this meant the world to me.
God’s test for me has now become my testimony as I can stand and say that He brought me out of nothing and made me into the strong and confident individual I am today. He has not only healed me but gave me the power to forgive all those who laughed at me when I fell.
God is real
In every trial, I know that it will all work together for the benefit of me in the end. Nothing happens by chance but for a purpose and reason. God is real and He is in our lives every step of the way so don’t ever fail to realize that God exists.
If you trust and believe in Him, nothing will be impossible. Whatever are the storms in your life, God can defeat all enemies. he can heal all diseases, remove all hurt, forgive all sins. Trust him to touch every life, give power to those who loves Him and change lives for the better.
It doesn’t matter what the doctor’s reports are, it is the report of God that matters in the end. It doesn’t matter the amount of money you have or the house you live in or the car you drive because these things are unimportant to God.
We are all beautiful to God so don’t ever allow the world to make you feel otherwise. His love for us is endless! You don’t have to do what the world expects you to do, but acknowledge God in all your ways and he will direct your path.
This world has nothing profitable to offer, for what does it benefit a man to gain the world and lose his soul? Our salvation is what is important.
Today is the day to make a change and live the way god wants us to live. For me, I will serve Jesus all the days of my life because He is only way, only truth and the only life.
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