“I have a personal relationship with The Lord, Jesus Christ, for over 20 years, glory to HIS name, God has put a smile on my face”.
Sometimes, in life, we go through periods where we feel that God is not there at all, and it is as if we are left to face our trials on our own. But when we retrace our steps and inspect these trying times, we soon discover that He was there with us all the time.
I have had to deal with quite a few challenges, “who says that we will not be tossed to and fro?” But it is the determination of a person to keep their mind stayed on Christ Jesus and never give up. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” Isaiah 26:3
There were times when certain questions dropped into my spirit, such as “Give up, now”, but do you know that sometimes when a person is going through trials that is when the enemy will try to sow seeds of doubt in a person’s mind . I thank God that HE strengthened me during these questioning times and I did not listen to the voice of the enemy. Because, I knew that, deep within my heart, God would come through for me, all I had to do was to exercise patience.
He considered me and loves me so much, that He would actually take me in His arms and love me like no one can.
THIS IS MY STORY:
I was made homeless and I was a broken person. I spoke to my Pastor, and he began to pray for me. Within a few weeks of praying, what I thought would take years to accomplish, took only a few weeks to happen.
Initially after being made homeless, I was placed in a number of temporary accommodations, with my children. Soon after being placed in one temporary accommodation, I was given another temporary accommodation; this one was short lived too. My temporary accommodation, tenancy agreement came to an end, and it was not renewed.
This time around, I didn’t know what else to do, I looked at my children and my heart cried out inwardly, (the pain was too much), I did not want them to see me so broken, because I saw how broken they were, and they were just weathering the storm like myself. We had to encourage each other, while going to church and so, I put up a brave front for them and to everyone who saw me. Little did they know that inwardly, I was crying out for help, I was broken, I needed a lifeline. Because I knew where we were coming from, (Nice home, well-furnished and well kept…), and I saw what presented itself before me, (A small empty first floor flat), I knew that I had to do something about our present situation.
I never swayed from JESUS CHRIST; I put my trust in HIM. I did not blame HIM for anything; in fact I pushed myself closer to Him and I declared “my God YOU are greater than all these trials and we (God, my children and I) will win”.
I felt that I had done all that was required of me and it is now time to hand everything over to God and put all my trust in God. Soon afterward, I got a call from a long lost friend. After a brief chat, I was told that they could not believe what was happening to me, and I needed to keep in touch with them.
I had no other option but to rely on the Most High God to come through for me and the children. I was on an indefinite fast. I prayed continually and continued to believe God.
During this period, I could have walked right out of the will of God for my life; I thank God HE kept me.
This same friend invited me to their prayer meeting, although hesitant I went and when they saw that what I spoke to them about over the phone was real they began to pray.
I was moved to another temporary accommodation, this time the area was much better and the property was astonishing.
All during this season, the Pastor who invited me to the prayer meeting was praying for me to get the best accommodation and the best area etc… Within a short space of time, I was offered permanent housing in a lovely area. I went to view the property and I was so surprised when I entered in. In fact the housing officer commented that they had not seen such a well-kept and newly decorated property for years.
They said that “tenants who are moving out do not normally look after the property”, and further mentioned that I was “LUCKY” I said “No, I am BLESSED”.
Since then I have had a new kitchen installed, a new bathroom installed and new central heating and radiators installed and the place has been decorated newly.
It is the Lord’s doing.
GLORY TO HIS HOLY NAME. HALLELUJAH!!!