Victory in Defeat,
By Anna Schmidt
My salvation is, like many others, a miracle. The world had a good grip on me, but thank God, He is stronger. He scooped me out of the world’s clutches and brought me to Marvelous Grace Girls Academy.
When I arrived at MGGA, I was angry. I was blinded by sin and thought I couldn’t live without it. however, after being at MGGA for a while, I began to see that I really needed help. I sought guidance and direction from the staff at MGGA, but they could only help me so much because my real problem, sin, was not one they could cure.
At first, I liked going to church. I loved the feeling of love in the church, but as time passed and I began to feel conviction, I began to like it less. I had talked to many of the staff before about my problems and I always received the same answer, “You need to get saved.”
I knew what I needed, but I was determined to rule my own life and do things my way. Months went by and I was absolutely miserable. I had no defense for my mind, and my heart knew exactly what I needed, but my pride was the devil’s playground. I began to feel the misery of a life without hope, faith, and God.
I was nearly defeated by the devil when I finally found the relief I needed and the Saviour. On November 22, 2019 I repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour!!
Sometimes God lets us go through things so that we see our need for Him. For several months I had been in complete desolation, I was digging in a black hole trying to find an answer, when the only Answer was up above me. Exhausted and defeated, I looked up and found Victory. In the past two months I have been learning how to serve my God, change my attitude, and submit to God’s will. I now know that being at MGGA is God’s will for me now, and I await when He will direct me elsewhere.