Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
Diane, a young university student, was home for the summer. She had gone to visit some friends one evening and time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn’t afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked “God” to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it, however, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for “God’s” protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped around her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely. The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley, just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep.
Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story. The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed. The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her. She asked if they would ask the man one question. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her. When the policeman asked him, he answered, “Because she wasn’t alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her.”
I had narrated in my article Like A Thief that incident when our apartment was robbed. I cannot imagine what probably have I done if the burglars entered our apartment and I was inside. Perhaps, that day was my The End. I am thankful to God for He had saved me and brought me out of danger.
We may not be aware of it but the Lord God had saved us so many times not just on the Cross. Despite strong typhoons, earthquakes, wars and tsunamis that we might had encountered, haven’t you wondered why we are still breathing, alive and kicking?
Be like David who faced the giant;Daniel in the Lion’s den and Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego in the furnace. They were never afraid because it is the Lord whom they feared. Jesus holds our world. He knows what’s better and He will never let his people suffer from the wrath of the enemy.
(P.S. Credit to the unknown author of the story)