My Testimony
by Tamera

My name is Sister Tamera. I've been saved for 5 years and it's the BEST decision I've ever made! I decided to accept Jesus as my savior when I was 12 years old because I was unhappy with my life at that time. Although I was young I had been in a relationship with a guy that turned out badly at the end. I was also unhappy with getting detentions in school and getting suspended. I was acting out because of the absence of my father who has chosen not to be in my life. From time to time I thought about getting saved from my sins, all the while I was cursing out people, bullying others, and being bullied. At night I would have bad dreams that would constantly replay in my mind keeping me up for nights in a row at times. I would ask my mom to pray for me hoping that these bad dreams would end. Sometimes the Lord would bless and at other times He would let me go through the storm to try and catch my attention so I would know I needed to be saved.

One particular night I was struggling to go to sleep and no matter how much my mom prayed for me nothing changed. All the next day, which happened to be a Sunday, I was battling in my mind whether I should surrender to God and get saved or try and wait it out and continue in my unhappy sinful habits. Then, after a service that day I basically told myself "okay that's it, I'm going to the prayer room to repent of my sins," and God gave me a breakthrough that night!

It was a Sunday in September around 6pm. Glory to God I got saved from my sins! I have never been happier than when I got saved 5 years ago! Has my life been peaches and cream since I surrendered to God? No not at all, but like the scripture says in Phillipians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!

Now when I go through a test or feel hurt and anger about the unfortunate situation with my father, God steps in and encourages me. He tells me He loves me and that He's going to be there for me as long as I continue to trust Him and lean on Jesus.

When you get saved the Lord gives grace and comfort when you need it. We don't have to try to handle everything on our own! So, if you're unhappy with the circumstances in your life and you feel like there's nothing you can do, give your heart to Jesus. I'm a living testimony that if you give Jesus a chance you'll be SO MUCH happier because He is living in your heart.

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