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“you made it through” they said, “and that’s what matters”. | lesson #2: when you go through any trial in your life, He always holds your hand. (isaiah 41:10 “so do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed. for I AM your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”) it’s crazy to look back and see how He brought me through and how He says “you made it through”. back to the story.. | after this “disaster”, i began to have anxiety about everything. tests, friends.. you name it, i worried about it. i was asked to play at camp meeting for our state since i had previously won state competition. i began to worry so insanely much about this performance and the international competition soon after. i gave it to Him constantly, but this battle seemed to never end. | lesson #3: “I will fight for you; you only need to be still.” exodus 14:14 the only strength you need, is His strength to endure. | as i gave it to God, I found his presence and his peace surrounding me, even through the fear and the tears. in the end, this performance at camp meeting was such a success! it was undoubtedly the best time i had ever played this piece! i was in awe of how amazing my God is and he soon turned my tears of sadness into tears of joy. | lesson #4: listen to God when He says He’ll bring you through it. | now, international teen talent rolls up. of course, the devil is going to try to knock you down on the most important day. as i waited and waited, i began to seek His peace and comfort. as i felt worried and afraid, i felt his counterattack of comfort and joy. i could literally feel this battle raging inside of me. i entered the stage which my body shaking, i took a deep breath. i sat on the bench, and i played. you would not BELIEVE how overwhelming his peace fell on me as i played this song. i began to play with vibrancy and a vigor that the only explanation for it all was, God. as i finished this piece, i took a bow and went off the stage with the hugest grin on my face. i began to cry because i was so overwhelmed with His love. i felt Him hugging me and saying how proud He was of me. keep reading.. sorry for the lost story

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