Surrendering to God and He Finishes Everything
By: Artha Novena
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I want to
testify about God's mercy that happened in
my study in college.
There were two subject in
my midterm exam.
As always, I had
prepared myself by learning and praying. When the exam began,
I tried to answer all of the questions in first exam because it was
open book test. Meanwhile, I remembered
the second exam that will be tested.
When the second exam began,
I suddenly forgot anything that I had
learned. At that moment, I was quiet only and I
answered it honestly with the best I
The exam ended at that day, but I felt
so sad because I would surely get bad
It was correct. When the midterm exam finished, the
lecturer gave the score few weeks later. My score was very bad
and made me desperate.
my life was signified by fear and worry
about my future, because if my score was bad, my GPA would
go down. I was afraid, because I
did not know what would
happen and how I could work.
when I entered the perverance in
three kinds of main service, Pastor Widjaja always
said: 'Do not be
afraid and worried.
Especially for young men , do not be
afraid about your future, because
it has been arranged by God. Everything will be
successful. The most
important thing is we obey to the word of God.'
thanked God. I cried and asked His
forgiveness. Previously, I had
always been afraid, but then
I totally surrendered
to God. In my mind, I just said: 'It is fine God. If You
allow me to get bad score,
so I do not pass the exam, I
am still able to repeat it.'
I faced the final test
in the next some months.
I saw the test schedule and I was
surprised because those two subjects were tested
on the same day with the
interval of three hours, so I could use
it to learn. It was not like the midterm
At that moment, I wanted to cry,
because it was not accidental, but God's intervention.
final test began for those two subjects,
and my mouth kept saying: 'Lord Jesus, help me.'
the test ended, I totally surrendered
to God whatever the score was.
I saw the result of the final test, I could pass
all subjects, especially I got good score
for those two subjects
All things were
because of God's helping and mercy.
thought it was impossible, but nothing is impossible
When I was in the final test, I had to go
to Malang to minister. At the beginning, I was doubtful,
whether I have to learn for exam or go to Malang to minister. But I
was reminded by Pastor Mikha's word: 'We
must be ready to serve God
anytime, anywhere, and in any
And the word of Pastor Widjaja: 'We will
surely be faced between something and God. It depends on
us whether we choose something or God. If we choose God, everything
will be beautiful
and successful. If we choose
something, we will be destroyed.'
Without thinking, I
decided to go to Malang for serving. I also prepared myself by
bringing my book and using the idle time for learning.
that moment, Maria as the choir trainer for youth in Surabaya said
to me: 'Ven, if you get A
score, please testify.' I just smiled.
When I saw the result of my exam I got A score. Praise the Lord.
I know it was not by my might and
power, but God's
mercy. I was just nothing