God reminded me recently that even though we may go through difficult circumstances, for which there seem no solutions...He walks through them with us.
He didn't promise us that we would not have hard times, but He did promise us that He would walk with us: "For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper" (Hebrews 13:5b, 6a).
One difficult situation I went through, when I felt my life was in danger on one of our overseas ministry trips, stands out in my mind tonight. A man came up behind me, hitting me over the head and knocking me off my feet. When I tried to get up he tripped me with a long stick he was carrying. As I lay helpless, he threw his arm back and held up a huge machete that he used to cut off the straps of my purse which I was carrying on my shoulder. As I lay screaming in the street, he dashed off into the woods...God had spared my life!
Arriving home we found out that one of our elders had had a burden to intercede for us because God had shown her we were in danger.
I rejoiced in the Lord and recognized His love and protection in a life-threatening situation. The danger was real, my fear was real - but God was more real!
The Bible warns us that we face perilous times in these last days. Do you face danger tonight? Call upon the Name of the Lord, and He will send His angels to have charge over you. He promises to be your Refuge and your Fortress. Even those who have murder in their hearts will have to flee.
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Father, thank you that I am in Your protective care, assured of having You beside me wherever I am. Help me to stand against the lies of the enemy that make me fear. In Jesus' Name, Amen.