Someone can tell you that 2+2=4, but until you learn the concept of addition and then see the accuracy in the formula, it’s just numbers.
Someone can tell you that everything is going to be okay, but until you go through a whirl wind once or twice–and make it, it’s just sentiment.
Someone can tell you that time will heal your heart, but until you experience healing, it is just wishful thinking.
Someone can tell you that God exists and that he is there for you always, but until you reach out with faith and grab hold, it is their reality.
Someone can tell you that God is the only one who can truly satisfy your souls’ cravings, but until you trust Him with your soul, your heart is hardened to true satisfaction.
I can tell you what I have found to be true, but until you believe it in your heart to be true, it is my testimony.
Use testimony. Drink testimony. Tell others of great testimony. Be encouraged by it!
But don’t let other people’s testimony become yours artificially–grab hold of your own. Nothing is more captivating than a heart which understands that 2+2=4, and not just because someone told them so.
Some of my personal testimony? I didn’t know how much I needed prayer, until I started praying.