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God Knows Where You’re At!

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I had been pastoring in South Bend about 17 years. My wife and I were experiencing the possibly the greatest heartache of our ministry. Sometimes, it seems those you love the most can hurt you the worst.

One Monday morning, my wife Marcia, who is not given to crying (just to get her way) but is very tenderhearted, was daubing her nose with a Kleenex. She said, “Baby I don’t even know if God knows where we’re at!”

That scared me. I pointed my finger at her and said, “Don’t you ever say that”!
She snubbed and bowed her head. The thought crossed my mind. “How do you know that God knows where you’re at?” I didn’t.

But before I could put my hand down, the phone rang. A voice said, “Is this Bro. Ballestero?” I said yes. He said, “You may not remember me, but I am Bro. Coleman Pylant from Atmore, AL. I have been at the church praying today, and for the last 3 hours, God would not let you off my mind. So I have been in travail for you.”

He said, “This may sound crazy to you, but I feel the Lord has told me to call you and tell you He Knows Where You’re At!!”

I cried and talked in tongues on the phone. Grateful that God knew where I was at.

I posted this today because I felt someone may NEED to be reminded that God KNOWS where you are at. Be strengthened and encouraged.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 29, 2009 at 8:50 am

Posted in Faith

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  1. Thanks for posting this Marty, it let me know that God does know where we are! We’ve been praying for our brother Wayne who has colon cancer in NC. and I’ve prayed so hard for his healing and it doesn’t look like that will happen and I wondered why God wasn’t answering our prayers. I know He knows what’s best and I trust Him.

    Ialleta Weddle Coryea

    December 29, 2009 at 9:24 am

  2. I became unable to work in Aug. 2008.
    Therefore,we lost the income that I had been bringing home for almost 22 years.
    Then if that wasn’t enough, my husband was permanently
    laid off from the company he had worked at (for almost 30 years)four months later.
    He is still looking for a job.
    We find ourselves living closer to the curb every day.
    However,….. no matter what comes or what goes, it’s a comfort just to know that no mater what the situation, or how grim the circumstances,He not only knows our name, He knows where we are!
    Thanks for the reminder, I do feel strengthed and encouraged.

    Sis. Ruthe 😀

    Ruthe (Rosell) Virgil

    January 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

  3. I read this story again this morning and was led to relate it in testimony service today as well as a similar story of my own. The story brought tears to many in the service as God used your story to minister to them. This story is one of your shorter posts, but one of the most profound.


    March 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  4. Feel led to tell you that God still knows where you are at. You have done the work of an evangelist, you have made full proof of your ministry. Be encouraged.


    July 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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