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God is God, God is good.

Paw Patrol (a cartoon) came up on TV and I heard an excited voice:

“Mommy, you have to watch this episode!”

When I hear such ‘instruction’ sometimes, I listen because it means I’m about to be schooled…lol. I wasn’t wrong.

This particular episode had been repeated over and over (as they tend to do on DSTV *eyes rolling*) and being that he had seen that episode before, my son asked me to pay attention to it and proceeded to tell me the story as it unfolded. A big purple egg was found astray somewhere and was rescued by Paw patrol. They got to realise it was a dinosaur’s egg. As I watched, my son said “Mommy watch closely. The egg will hatch and the baby dinosaur will come out crying for his mummy”. Then after a while he said, “It’s a good thing I have a Mommy so I don’t ever have to cry”

And I just ‘teared’ up in his place. Tears dropped down my cheeks because I felt so loved and trusted. He never has to cry? Of course he cries. But I think he was talking about a different kind of cry. The cry you have when you feel all alone and abandoned, like no one cares. the cry you have when you’re burdened and have no one to help, the cry of confusion, pain and hurt…

But to him, those cries don’t exist because Mommy is there as his shield! And Mommy can never do him evil. Isn’t it surprising that some of us think we know God yet have the wrong perspective of Him? Some people think that when something bad happens to them, then it must be God doing or permitting it simply because of a sin somewhere or something of the sort. Get this straight – God is good!!! And He only does good!!! The concept of a heavenly Father who sits back and watches bad things happen to you must be eradicated from your thinking! That is not who God is!

1st John 1:5 – This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

Does my son cry? Oh yes he does. When he falls, or wants something or feels I’m not being fair or fights with his sister….etc, he will cry. But he never wavers in his trust for me through all that. He always believes Mommy is good and if anything bad were to happen, it would never be Mommy instigating it! That’s why the Psalmist said in that famous psalm:

Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

If He’s there with you in your darkest moments and pulls you through, does it make sense that He instigated it?? Of course not! The problem is we think about God in our human knowledge and judge Him the way we would a friend or family member…. Stop doing that!

Remember “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end” – Lamentations 3:22(ESV) –

Remember this song by Don Moen?

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in this heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night His light will shine
God is good
God is good all the time

God’s blessings!
©Debywrites 2017

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iTestify!!! – 3

WITH GOD? NO SHAME!

I had no idea how it was going to be…

I was about to write my final exams in the university.

But….

I was broke. I couldn’t even go home to ask for money, because at that point, finances were so rough that I was supporting my siblings for a while with the little I was earning on the side; but I had to quit my Research Assistant part-time job to prepare for exams, and my savings had finally fizzled out.

I didn’t want to disclose my plight to anyone. I was stuck!

I had only God to look up to…

I returned to my hostel room after class one afternoon to find an envelope with my name on it slipped under my door. On opening, I saw money in it…such that I had enough not only to see me through the exam period, but also to spare so I could help out at home! I was in awe!!!
I still don’t know who my benefactor is till date, but iTestify, that God still sends His angels to minister to heirs of salvation.

Was that all? God didn’t stop amazing me!

Talk about “daily manna” and being led one step at a time…

Exams were finally over, and I passed, with obvious divine help all the way….(another narrative entirely)

So having passed my exams, there remained the issue of paying my graduation fees, without which I couldn’t move forward. It was a rather hefty sum (from where I was standing) and the thought of asking anyone around me for such an amount of money didn’t even cross my mind. I figured I was stuck…yet again. And I had just the only option I always had…Look up to God.

I prayed and waited. I waited and prayed….although with very little faith. Yes, I who had enjoyed angelic intervention earlier, thought I was stretching it by asking God yet again. But I had no choice.. Out of the blues, a friend who had been out of town came looking for me frantically. She needed my help with a job, having known that I had some exposure as a Research Assistant. She was desperate, she said, and offered to pay any amount I wanted (within a reasonable margin of course). As I hesitated, she went ahead and named an amount that blew my mind (way beyond what I would have asked for)….enough to pay the graduation fees, with some left over to buy clothes, make hair and other ‘expectations’ for the graduation ceremony.

God promised me that I would never be put to shame and He made good His word. I wasn’t put to shame…just as He had promised 🙂

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Testimony as shared by O.O

Psalm 34::5
They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Psalm 25:3
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without

 

iTestify – Real life, real issues, real testimonies, REAL GOD!

Get ready for a deluge of hope, stirring up faith in God!

©Debywrites 2016

 

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iTestify!!! – 1

GOD DELIVERED, RESTORED AND PROVIDED.

I needed to go to the US on holidays. But that’s not the beginning of the story…

Prior to that, I was involved in a terrible accident and my car was a complete write off! Nothing could be salvaged 😦

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But that’s not the whole story….

You see, I came out unscathed, alive and very well. It was very obvious to all that God divinely protected me. The driver of the other vehicle had a broken leg (or was it legs?). I was totally unhurt. Yes, I had lost a car but I didn’t lose my life! My joy knew no bounds, I was overwhelmingly grateful to God for saving my life!

But He decided to add more to the story…

While I was in service on Sunday, God caused my pastor to give me his own car! It was not what I expected, I mean, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get such a gift. Me, a Range Rover!!? 😮

No, it was obviously GOD and GOD alone!!!

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And the story continues…

As if that wasn’t enough, remember my US trip? I totally trusted God for it. This was after the accident and with me cruising in my new car which, by the way I didn’t buy…remember? My faith had gone up to another level! So while I planned this trip and trusted God for dollars, He showed up!

By the day of my departure, I didn’t have to buy a single dollar!!! Who dashes forex in “these hard times”?

ONLY GOD!!!

He protects, He delivers, He restores and He satisfies! Glory be to God alone!

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Testimony as shared by W.J

Psalm 91:14-15

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name..

He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

iTestify – Real life, real issues, real testimonies, REAL GOD!

Get ready for a deluge of hope, stirring up faith in God!

©Debywrites 2016