A Positive Test of Faith
When Cindy received a positive ART result, God ministered to her through a timely word that set her free from her fears.
By Cindy Hor, Chinese Ministry
Last Saturday, an hour before attending Trinity’s special Chinese evangelistic service, I took an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) as part of our church’s precautionary measures.
I was looking forward to serving on the worship team, but when my ART was positive, I had to go for a Polyerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test immediately.
This was the first time I tested positive and I could not believe it. I was so nervous and didn’t know how to react.
On the way to the swab test center, I had a strong feeling this was spiritual warfare and the enemy was trying to hinder me from serving the Lord. I prayed and asked God to remove all my fear and anxiety, and fill me with His peace.
At the testing center, I was asked to take another ART before the PCR. The ART result was negative, but the doctor said that the PCR result would be the most conclusive. I was instructed to return home and wait for the results to be out within 72 hours.
I couldn’t sleep that night because I was still very worried and prayed that God would do a miracle.
I woke up and attended the 8.30am English online service on Sunday in which Lead Pastor Dominic Yeo preached the sermon on Change Your Conditions To Change Your Life. At the start of the service, Pastor Dominic mentioned that COVID-19 cases in Singapore were on the rise. Even still, we must not let this tiny virus hinder us from living a normal life. He quoted 2 Corinthians 4:18, “So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
This message and Bible verse came to me at just the right time. Pastor Dominic exhorted us that as believers in Jesus Christ, it is important to fix our eyes on Jesus Who is eternal, and not what is seen (the virus) which is temporal. If we fix our eyes on the virus or other visible storms of our lives, it will overwhelm us.
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Pastor Dominic then prayed a protective prayer over the church, declaring that God’s hands of protection would be over all His children. Even when we are overwhelmed, God will stand with us. When we cannot cope, God will be there.
During the prayer, I teared and knew that I needed this wonderful assurance from God. I felt the touch of God’s hand over me and His peace filling my heart. God further ministered to me through the song that was sang right after, titled I Won’t Let Go.
The lyrics affirmed that God will stand by me, help me through, fight my fight, hold me tight, and won’t let go.
After service ended, I checked my Trace Together app for my test result. To my joy, the PCR result was negative! I broke into tears immediately. My first ART result had been a false positive. I knew God answered my prayer and that He heard Pastor Dominic’s prayer, too. God had intervened in my situation and watched over me.
Through this whole encounter, God has taught me to fix my eyes on Him, not on my situation. Facts can change, but the truth does not! Thank You, Jesus! All glory to God.
I would also like to thank Trinitarians for committing to pray for me when they heard the news about the positive ART result. I really appreciated them for reaching out to me via SMS to encourage me. As someone who has attended Trinity for five years now, I am always touched by the sincerity of our members. It is a church that is like family.
If you think I will hesitate to serve in God’s house after what has happened, you are mistaken! I am a child of God and will continue serving during these times.
I am no longer a slave to fear and cannot be stopped from worshipping God or serving Him.
I would like to encourage all Trinitarians, especially those who have not been back to church for quite some time because of COVID-19, that you don’t have to be afraid. God is with us no matter what situation we face. God is our protector and in control over all areas of our lives. When we have the heart to be in God’s house, He will grant us the faith and make a way.
We are always delighted to receive testimonies. Give God the glory and write to firstname.lastname@example.org to celebrate what God has done in your life.
Reflect & Respond
How has God anchored you in this season of uncertainty?
Are you fixing your attention on what is seen or unseen? How can you draw closer to God and ‘fix your eyes’ on His love and peace?