June 2, 2020

When My Covid Test Came Positive

The recent outbreak of the pandemic Covid 19 has brought in lot of fear and uncertainty in the minds of people. Today’s post by my close friend who was recently tested positive for the virus. Her faith and her confession during this testing period really inspired me and I thought I must share her testimony with you. So here it is, in her own words…

My name is Shailaja and I work as a nurse in a Government hospital in the city of Mumbai. My family consists of my two sons and my dear husband who is presently working in Goa.

We are all aware of the current Corona pandemic that has affected people globally and how everyone is gripped with fear. But I strongly believe, as children of the Most High God we have nothing to fear because our hope is neither in any powers of this world nor in the medical industry. Psalm 121:1 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and Earth”.

A Testimony of Faith

Well, it so happened that my hospital started admitting Covid patients some time ago. While our entire medical staff and my colleagues were gripped with fear, I had this immense sense of peace knowing that as a child of Jesus, I am protected. Every time I would join for duty, by faith I would apply the blood of Jesus over me, declare God’s promises of protection and pray in tongues. Of course, alongside I strictly followed all the necessary precautions.

One day it so happened that I started feeling little discomfort in my throat. When the uneasiness continued, my colleagues insisted that I do a swab test for Covid 19. I was confident that my test report would come negative. However, I could not believe my ears when my doctor called me saying my reports have come positive.

I felt as if the ground beneath me was shaking. I could hear the enemy whisper in my ears, “See what you declared and what has happened.”

However, I immediately rebuked the negative thoughts and fear. I started recollecting all my declarations and the promises of God. I said it out loud, “Even though my results are positive, this virus will have no effect on me. My God is good and He is on my side.”

And it was in that moment that all fears left me and a supernatural sense of peace came over me. I resolved in my heart that even though my report came contrary to what I believed, I will not let the devil snatch my praise and I will choose to believe in God’s good report.

Out of concern my relatives and friends started calling me and many of them broke down on the phone, but I didn’t allow this to affect me. Why should I magnify the devil? I started consoling them saying I will be back soon and there is nothing to worry because our God is still on the throne.

Early next day I was to be admitted in a hospital in quarantine. Before that I finished all my household work (and even cooked food for my children for two days), all the while praising God and praying in tongues.

From the moment I was brought over to the isolation ward I strongly sensed the Lord’s favor upon me. My confession everyday was – “I know sickness does not come from you because you are a good Father who only gives good gifts. I declare by Your stripes I am healed (Isaiah 53:5)”. While I was away, my children were alone at home and I am so grateful to my church family that supported us by taking care of them. I was strengthened knowing that my spiritual family was praying for me.

Meanwhile they were also to be tested for Covid 19.

When confronted with an unpleasant situation, instead of asking God why this happened to me, our response should be, “Father I may not understand the whole picture, but I know that all things are working together for my good and through what is happening may your name be glorified.”

In my floor, where I was quarantined, it was disheartening to see other Covid patients overwhelmed with fear and feelings of rejection. God opened doors for me to pray for them and share the Gospel. While all others patients showed severe signs of fever, fatigue, body ache etc, I did not get any single symptom. There was also supernatural favour from the doctors and medical staff there.

After my fourteen days in quarantine, I did my second round of tests and my report came out negative! To add to my joy, my sons’ reports also came negative! As I write this testimony, am back home with my family celebrating the goodness of our God!!

We serve an amazing Father
We live in an uncertain world. But when the whole world accepts and lives in the ever increasing darkness, we as children of God are called to be the light; not to think, speak and live like the world but to fight the good fight of faith to which we are called. Though the world is uncertain, our lives are not uncertain because the Word of God says that we died and our life is now hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Wow, did this testimony encourage you? Do share it with someone who may need to hear!

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