“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
Yesterday, God put a song in my mind—a song that I had not sung for quite a while. The first line of the chorus is, “God is bigger than all my problems.” The song reminded me of an email I received from an African woman last week. She has given me permission to share it with you.
“I, Oforiwaa Boamah, was born into a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour when I was old enough to attend Sunday School. However my relationship with Christ was a very formal one. When I say formal, I mean I saw God as strict and not understanding.
As a teenager, I found I out that I never liked who I was. I had been abused on so many occasions by people and friends I had trusted. I felt like dying because there was no way God would look at me and want me. But I was wrong. One day a friend of mine broke my heart when he betrayed my trust by violating my body and then disgraced me by telling everyone about what he had done to me. I felt so much pain that I couldn’t take it anymore. I cried out to God and asked him why it had to happen to me. Even questioning God was a bit unfamiliar to me. Suddenly a memory verse come to my mind, John 15:7,
“But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted.”
Wow! Immediately I wrote Him a letter, asking Him for the healing of my heart and rededication of my life to him. Nothing happened instantly but I woke up the next day feeling new and fresh and happy as never before. My heart was made so whole that I even forgave my friend who betrayed me. Glory be to God My life has changed completely ever since. Now when ever I am faced with a challenge I don't sit and cry like I used to, I command it to move in the name of Jesus Christ and it surely does. Now I have no doubt that I am more than a conqueror in Christ. Those around me have also seen this peace and joy in me and ask me about it every day.”
How about you? Have you, like Oforiwaa Boamah, been viewing God as very strict and not understanding. Do you have only a formal relationship with God? Would you like to rededicate your life to God right now and experience the joy and peace and wholeness? Simply say the following prayer in faith and God will answer.
Dear Father, I need You. I acknowledge that I have been directing my own life and that, as a result, I have sinned against You. I thank You that You have forgiven my sins through Christ's death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I now thank You for directing my life and for filling me with the Holy Spirit.
If you prayed this prayer today, we would love to hear from you . Perhaps we could connect you with a mentor or provide resourceful links that could help you in this new journey.