Women's Devo | May 2022

Through Trust: From despair to a garment of praise

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 NIV

Each of us will face trials and tribulations in our walk with Christ. If we trust Christ with all our hearts, nothing can disable God from bringing his plans to pass and surpass our expectations. The sudden death of a father at the age of five, moving to a foreign country at the age of 10 and an abusive marriage divorce could not keep God from surpassing my expectations. God surpasses our expectations when we reach past our personal plans and agendas to grab the hand of Christ and walk the path He has chosen for us. Both blessing and joy come to us through obedience, often in times of persecution and pain.

Like Job, we may not be able to choose what trials we may face, however, we are able to choose how we respond to them. “Fully trusting in Him” Do we identify ourselves with this scripture? “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV It is in those moments of pain and challenges that we are given the opportunity to live by the scriptures. It is then when God tests if we’re truly believing and trusting in Him as we say.

A child of God who trusts God’s unfailing love possesses security in God’s faithfulness. His love never fails. We must believe when God says, “The end of a thing is better than it’s beginning and   patience is better than pride”. Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV If we embrace His will in our lives, then we must also embrace the trials and patiently wait on God’s promises. Our God ushers light into the darkness and is a mender of the broken. We can fully trust in his unfailing love and power to sustain us through hard times.

I did not grow up in a Christian home, however my mother was a woman who feared God. At the age of five my father suffered a sudden death through a vehicle accident. Many changes happened in the years to come and at the age of ten my mother and her two children moved from Dominican Republic to Germany. What a change and learning experience but at the same time a challenge. By the grace of God, I was able to complete school and obtain a college degree in a foreign language which then became my second language.

At the age of 22 I was married and moved to the states to start a new life with my family. I became mother of two wonderful boys but suffered an abusive and heart-breaking marriage. After seven years I was abandoned with my two boys in a new and almost unknown country. After the painful and heart-breaking experience, I was able to meet my current husband, Deivi Mojica. He is a wonderful God-fearing man and co-pastors A New Beginning church. He became a great father and example to my boys and is now the father to our beautiful eight-year-old daughter. How great is our Lord! He will surely turn our ashes into beauty and use our story to become a testimony to others. Today I have two sons who both love the Lord with all their hearts and serve Him in ministry and a beautiful daughter who is already a worshipper for God’s glory.

In this month of May as we celebrate the beautiful gift of motherhood, I encourage all mothers to fully trust God with their sons and daughters no matter the walk of life they find themselves in. God’s spoken word over their lives will come to pass. Our present circumstances do not determine the future, and nothing can disable the will of God for their lives.

We are overcomers, “And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Revelation 12:11 NKJV His overcoming power lives in us and even though weeping may endure through the night, joy will surely come in the morning. I can almost hear Christ calling our names. The stone has been rolled away and we will walk into the light of resurrection life.

Benyalina Mojica serves alongside her husband, Pastor Deivi Mojica, as Senior Pastors of A New Beginning Church of God in Warner Robins, Georgia. They have been married for 9 years and have been in ministry for 6 years. They have three children, Jordan Goudy, Jonathan Goudy and Anabella Mojica. Their sons are vital part of ministries with their church (praise and worship, children’s ministry). Benyalina Mojica worked several years as a court reporter for the government and currently works part-time in the health industry. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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