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There was something “off” about my body for over the past three years on top of the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia in 2010. I had this incredible dizziness that was not explained through any testing. Thousands of dollars and years of testing and all the answers had no hope and most doctor’s opinions conflicted with one another. I kept getting a diagnosis of unrelated issues and at one point was on 9 different medications until I finally said enough, I was getting worse, not better.
There was nothing that could fix this constant depth perception dizziness, not with medication or procedures. I was in constant pain from fibromyalgia and the other medical issues were in full force. I prayed all the prayers, I spoke out my healing, I fasted, I did the therapy and the diet changes and still, I was faced with the same results. I could no longer drive and could not return to the work I loved.
Fast forward to 2020. I kept feeling in my spirit the words, “if it offends the, cut it out.” I really felt that the Lord was leading me to a hysterectomy. I walked through a mess of doctors not hearing me and another doctor’s office constantly dropping the ball, until one day I cried uncontrollably because I could hardly walk across the room and they had canceled my appointment a week before by leaving a voicemail that I never received. An appointment I waited six weeks for.
I found a third doctor and she listened to my concerns. She ordered an elective surgery that other doctors had wanted me to take more medications and to wait at least a year for. I had prayed and the Lord answered, and then COVID. My scheduled surgery was postponed.
In that time, I continued to pray. I continued to trust the Lord for full healing. 2 months later my doctor called me and said that she could schedule me and was leaving her hospital and wanted to get me in before her transfer. We set it all up, she did the surgery and, in the process, found a tumor in my bladder. I had bladder cancer. This doctor was only here a few months from the time I found her, she listened, did my surgery, and found cancer that would never have been found otherwise. The tumor was hiding, and a camera was needed!
After my hysterectomy, I immediately felt less fibromyalgia pain. My doctor said it was likely the high dose of Ibuprofen that I was on. But something was just different. The constant pain never returned.
The dizziness was improved and by my checkup, I was driving myself to the hospital! I drove myself for the first time in nearly 3 years. I asked my doctor if she had seen this before. She said it cannot be scientifically proven, but she had seen people with my symptoms get better after surgery. In these last six months, I have only had three fibromyalgia flares, rather than the constant daily battle, and I continue to drive!!!
Right before my hysterectomy, I woke up singing a song, the lyrics: “I will not die I will live.” It would come from out of nowhere and I kept singing it over and over. I thought it was God ensuring me before my hysterectomy that I would be ok, as it was my first surgery ever and my mom almost died after hers.
But the second my doctor said, “We found a tumor, I am so sorry,” I knew God had prepared me. I will not die I will live. Both of my doctors kept apologizing. They both kept exclaiming, "You are so young, I am so sorry." But God had given me a promise.
Six weeks after my hysterectomy I had surgery to remove the 3 cm bladder tumor and had a dose of chemo. The doctor had gotten it all. This is cancer I will have to monitor my whole life. Often others lose their bladder due to scar tissue or progression, but we caught mine early! I have had one clean scope and am due for another. The words still ring in my ears, “I will not die I will live.”
I do not know how much time I have on this earth, but the assurance that I have eternity reminds me that the things I face on this earth can be faced with confidence. The Lord always sees us through. He has always been faithful. He knows the plan!
The picture I have enclosed with this testimony is of me standing in the parking lot of the hospital after I drove myself there. It is not my most flattering picture, but one that is treasured. God has done a miracle, and may I never forget the good work He has done within me. I can’t say why it was a long process, and not immediate. I do know I have grown in ways that I will forever be thankful for. I have learned to listen with intention when the Lord whispers to my spirit. I am more aware of his presence. I will never take my good days for granted again. Dear ones, if you are waiting for your promise, press in. Keep your hope up by stirring your expectations that He WILL remain true to His word. Your victory is on its way!
When I was about 8 years old my mom started attending church. I went with her but it never really felt like home to me. When I was a teenager I rebelled and decided I didn't want to go to that church anymore, so for many, many years I didn't attend church at all. I would pray when I needed or wanted something but never opened my Bible. This course of action didn't work out so well. I was angry all the time, I was selfish and didn't understand why God didn't love me and kept making my life bad. It wasn't him, it was me. I was the one turning away from God and trying to do it my own way.
Fast forward to make 20's. I started looking for something to fill the giant void in my life, eventually that drove me to look for a new church. I attended several churches in my area and while the people were always friendly and welcoming I never truly felt at home. It wasn't until I was 36 years old that one of my old high school friends introduced me to his wife and suggested I come to their church. There was an instant bond with his wife and I, its like we'd been friends our whole lives. I decided that my daughters and I would go to church with them one Sunday morning. I was a little apprehensive about it at first and very anxious the whole drive there. I don't know what it was about that particular church but as soon as I walked in the doors I had an overwhelming sense of calm and peace and I knew I was finally home. This was before anyone even said a word to me but once they did I was hooked!
I knew this was the place for me and my girls to grow up in, make friendships in and become part of. My oldest daughter and I got baptized together on the same day. Then one day I just didn't want to go to church anymore (the enemy is a sneaky fellow for sure!) I didn't return for a few months and then a huge earth shattering traumatic experience happened. My world fell apart and I didn't know what to do. I was mad, so very angry and I felt like I was a horrible worthless woman. After many tears and sleepless nights I didn't know what else to do. I felt like I needed text my friend. I don't know why, because i didn't want to tell anyone what was going on, I was ashamed.
But God led me to her for a reason. I told her what was going on. She told me about something very similar that had happened to her. At that point I knew God gave me her for a reason and it was to find Him. We talked, we prayed, we cried, I went back to God, I went back to church and I stayed. I continue to attend church every Sunday, I now sing in our praise band, and I teach the elementary Sunday school class. I am less stressed because I give it all to God. I know that He will take care of me and that He does love me no matter what. He is my rock! I read my Bible regularly and turn to God first for all things not just when things aren't going my way. I know that He is working everything out for good even if it may not seem that way in the moment.
My testimony would have to be back years ago. I had a rough personal life. I didn't get along with my mom at the time, I never dealt with my divorce and my rape. I also found out years later on top of that I had panic attacks, anxiety and depression. I had tough decisions to move back to pa! It was hard but it something i felt I needed to do.
However, my life never really changed. It just got worse, I was stuck. I was not happy, wanted to be alone, didn't get out and stayed away from family. I had my mother tell me I needed help but I told her no it wasn't me. I even had God telling me the same thing, but denied it. I kept telling myself I am fine I don't need help. I also had my family doctor at the time and a good friend tell me. I stilled denied.
Finally I had a scare, with my heart or at least i thought it was. It turned out it wasn't. I was finally diagnosed with anxiety and depression. I finally decided to get help. I went to my doctor and talked with her and she put me on meds, but not only that I went to therapy. I finally told my best friend that I was going to get help from a therapist. She was very happy for me. I was very happy for me and proud. I am so thankful I finally listened to God.
My life has changed since then. God gave me a second chance on life and I am so thankful for that! It's amazing how he used other people to finally get me to get the help I needed. God also gave me a great therapist and I couldn't be so thankful for her. She was amazing and so very helpful. I learned so much about how to handle things, to meditate etc. I even became closer to God. I am also still working to be committed and to be consistent with getting to know him and learning his word.
Sometimes it takes for u to hit bottom before something clicks and that is what happened to me. However I've learned from all of those past things; however I've learned to let them go.
Amen thank you Lord for all you do for me and continue to do for me and my family. Believe it or not God led me to go back to school and become a life. Coach and I am so excited!
I was born in Colombia 🇨🇴 (South America) Normal childhood, Great parents, Nice sister and of course the Cute dog, In a Small town in the mountains where the good Colombian coffee grows!! Lots of Dreams. Good Friends. I was born without both ear canals, meaning my hearing is less than normal, bringing quite challenges! I can tell that this has been a big issue all my life. And I grew up mad, insecure, sad, and blaming God.
When I was in my early 20s, one of my best friends was kidnapped, and three months later killed... that was a deep sadness season where I questioned everything to God, the was really upset and I “requested” and “demanded ” help.... and soon.
That same year, I was invited to a reunion and I heard how God loved me so much.... I was so touched with all what I heard. Probably I listened that before but that day my ears were opened ( the spirituals. I have to clarify...) and I just wanted to know more. I bought my Own bible and started reading and making huge lists with questions.... I was hungry to know more!! And God who plans everything sent me the right persons to teach me and be my friends until today!
And that was my beginning knowing the God who created me with a purpose and that loved the whole world!!
Now, 22 years have gone seeking Him and seeing God by my side and it is awesome. I can talk about healing, forgiveness, renewing, pruning, restoring, taking away and more.
Let me tell you about how 2020 came and it was one of a kind and hit the whole world...for me it was Really amazing!!!
Even if I had to work harder, never had quarantine, it was challenging and more BUT the feel and the need to comfort those in bondage, in fear, in loss, So I started a group where I can share daily about God and how He will be with us through this, and to discover down the road that of course God is comforting them!!❤️. Also I started to feel a “fire” on my chest just wanting to tell everyone more and more about Him and experience that His word came out of my mouth when I tough I didn’t memorize all what I thought.. Also I was invited to be part the team of the foundation they have teached me all this years that shares the news of God, His principles and more... all around the world, I t means a lot as some day I was just telling myself at loud how I would love to be part of them!! so honored to serve there. Realizing that I’m living this peace that overcomes all understanding.... it is amazing.
*And as if it wasn’t enough, Now teaching and sharing with my family about God and getting together everyday on quarantine to pray and thank God (my parents in Colombia and my sister and her family in Canada) Was a milestone!!!
Just to mention some, I can count my blessings even in a year where a lot of people are putting way down.
God is more alive than always, more tangible.. (if I can use that word) He uses everything for good. And He can do it with everybody. My encouragement to you is to give the step. If you don’t know Him, this is the day!!if you know Him but want more, today is the day, decide to go further, to know Him and to caping your blessings every day God is so real, He is faithful, He is good, He is grate, He loves you, He is with you, He has a plan for your life and more and more....
And honestly, I just can’t thank enough for what He has done, for what He is doing and what He will and be ready for all He has for my life.
I am not very good at putting what I want to say into words so I hope this is what you wanted from me.
I was raised in the Catholic faith, so I knew who God was. I was always trying to keep the Ten Commandments and going to confession when I slipped up. And I tried to do everything possible to make my parents happy with me, in hopes that they would tell me that they loved me. I grew up not feeling loved or that I fit in. I got married at the age of 20 to a man that I thought he loved loved me. I soon realize that he was bipolar, he wouldn’t go and get help. I hid the mental and physical abuse for 21 years.
It was then God stepped into my life and showed me it was time for me to leave him. I took our 2 kids and moved away to start a new life for us. It was there where God brought my second husband into my life. He was a Christian man with 6 kids. And I had 3.
I started going to his bible based church. It was then that I started to read the Bible and realized that I need to have a personal relationship with God, that is when my life really started to change. I realize that God loved me so much that he sent his only to die on the cross for my sins, so I could have eternal life with him. God taught me how to forgive and forget all the pain, hurt that I had buried over the years.
God showed me that my parents did love me even if they never showed it or said it. These last 18 years God has changed me in many ways. I am so grateful that. I am looking forward to what he has planned for me going forward.