When You Are Distressed, Where Do You Go To?


I want to use my personal story here to encourage someone to run to God, church when in distress.

Last year on the 8th of January, right in front of my house, my new phone was stolen, it was given to me as a gift on my birthday, November the previous year, barely 2 months. I did not cry, infact I was not emotional about it, though I was greatly hurt. My mum and siblings were surprised at my composure and calmness…. 🤦🤦

The following month, February, the serious relationship I was into for over a year came to an end. I thought I was going to to run mad, I cried day and night, I fell sick times without number. I was hurt beyond what words can express. ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️

The following month, March, I saved up and bought another phone, the following month April, just after our yearly Easter Retreat, I went to school to write my semester exam, while in the exam hall this new phone was stolen again. I shed a few tears in school and came back home from Kaduna. 😪. When I got home guess the first thing I did.

I went on my knees and said “I love you Jesus; I know that the devil is just trying to use all this to make it look as though you don’t love me, but I know that you do love me and I love you too”. I stood up and called a friend who came and drove me to an eatery and bought me shawarma 😋 and that was the end of that pain. Lol, you won’t understand. 🙈🙈🙈

Then my kid sister wrote her jamb exam, she prepared for it but then when JAMB results were released, hers was withheld. It was another pain in my heart cause I love my kid sister as though we share same life. On Sunday, I went to church and cried and cried until my eyes were swollen, I cried out my heart to God to save her from pain. That too passed. 😋😋

May 2019, same year, I got a Job with a pharmaceutical company as a Sales Rep. And even before I was paid my first salary, I got a new phone. The following month the new phone crashed, it went off and refused to come up, I called CarlCare and handed over the phone to them. I was back to square zero again. Then the company I was working for, experienced some hitches and as a result crashed. 😔😣😒😟

The day I got the news that the company had crashed, my phone was brought back to me. I was suddenly filled with fears, thought of what to do next. Although I had been paid a good amount twice. I was broken this time, broken beyond words, but i kept calm. Nobody knew my job had come to an end. 😭😭😭😭

That day was Monday Bible Study, I took my bath, dressed in my choir attire and went to church earlier than normal, I was moody and was in tears but no one really noticed. I sat in one corner in the church and was crying and talking to God. I asked God “Daddy, wait oh! Are there monitoring spirits after me, I don’t understand why nothing is working for me. But is this what you promised me for this year 2019?”. 😪😪

I still told God how much I loved Him.

In a nutshell, I allowed God to fix my life. I cried to Him at every point and I was sure He heard me Everytime. By November, same year 2019, God had showed for me and fixed every aspect of my life.

When it comes to giving up, I’m very sturbborn. Even the devil knows that my loyalty to God is not tied to anything or anyone.

The question again; When you are overwhelmed and distressed, who do you run to? Where do you go to??

Be encouraged. Keep serving God no matter the pain, keep loving God. Don’t ever give up on God, because He will never give up on you…….. God will come through for you. Do you want to also share the pains you went through and how you overcame??? Feel free to share with us in the comment post.
P.S- I don’t look like what I’ve been through. I’ve gone through worse than all this but God has made me a strong woman
Happy Sunday guys.

Author: Joy Zamdayu

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