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I have a testimony.

Late night Wednesday, April 29th/early morning Thursday, April 30th, I was awake. Worrying.  There was a certain area in my life that was lacking and I did not know what in the world I was going to do about it. Time was running out. Decisions needed to be made. I felt helpless….hopeless. Suffocated. I was frustrated…angry even. Telling God that He KNOWS I am doing all that I can…so why? At some point, I just resolved that “it is what it is” and tried to calm myself down. Cause no real solutions come to you when you’re frustrated, upset, and emotional, right?

When it was time for me to wake up, I went and read my devotional for that morning. This is what it said:

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“Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” – Sarah Young

DO YOU SEE THAT FIRST SENTENCE!?

I mean, I was in shock at the timing, accuracy, and message of this devotion. The very morning after I had stayed awake worrying about this very thing?

Okay, Lord. Enjoying you in the present and being COMPLETELY dependent on You, and You alone. THAT is what I can do about *this.*

Got it.

Also, on Monday (April 27th) I started fasting and praying about this area in my life. At first I said I would do it for a week, but then by Thursday, I resolved to continue my fast until I got some answers and/or clear direction.

Back to Thursday, April 30th.

4:05pm.

Phone rings.

I got my answer. It was done. Problem solved. Just like that.

My prayers were answered, immediate problems solved, and let me tell you something, God gave me DOUBLE (triple??) FOR MY TROUBLE! He showed up and showed OUT.

I cried. I’ve continued to cry. Every single time I think about it, I cry. I’ve had to contain myself when I’m in public cause I really could break out into a shout at any given moment (so if you know me personally, don’t be shocked if I suddenly start crying all over the place. I’m serious).

And watch this. —> I was blessed because others around me were blessed. I had been praying for a blessing for some specific people in my life and God came through and man LOOK.

EXCEEDINGLY AND ABUNDANTLY.

That phone call at 4:05pm on April 30, 2015 was to tell me, “Look. God did this thing for me, which means He did this thing for you. You’ve got it.”

Speechless. I did not have the words. I DO not have the words. My heart is so full. There ARE no words to tell the Lord how much I love Him and how much I thank Him.

If I had 10,000 tongues….

Let’s recap.

BEEN worrying about this for forever. Started fasting and praying Monday. Up in the middle of the night Wednesday. Devotional telling me to focus on the present and depend on God Thursday morning. Thursday at 4:05pm, PRAYER ANSWERED.

Exceedingly. Abundantly.

The ENTIRE point of this post is twofold.

1. To give God ALL OF THE GLORY and tell about how good He is in the most public way I know how, and the most public medium I have.

2. To encourage *you* to JUST HOLD ON. His timing is PERFECT. He knows what we need and when we need it. When your back is against the wall, and you are your most hopeless and helpless, DON’T FORGET ABOUT WHOSE CHILD YOU ARE. Do whatever you need to do in order to refocus on God and not on your problem. The harder it gets, the harder you pray. And how about you go ahead and praise Him, too?

I can’t be 100% sure about most things, but I can tell you all, with 100% certainty, that WHEREVER it is that you are lacking, God WILL fill that place in a SUPERNATURAL way so that you can ONLY say it was Him! Trust Him! Lean on Him! He WILL come through!

Throughout the past months, there has been a song that, whenever it came on, it encouraged me soooo much and snapped me out of my (CONSTANT) state of worry and got me into an immediate posture of praise. This song was done FOR me. I’m convinced of it! I’m going to share it with you, and I really hope it blesses you as it has done for me.

“This ain’t the first time
Won’t be the last time
Each time I learn to trust Him more
Cause I’ve seen him do it before! 
Now I am learning
To praise without seeing
I’ll start right now
Cause I know in the end
HE’S GONNA DO IT AGAIN!

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21