"God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1
I worked 3-11pm shift for almost 3 years sometimes going home in the wee hours of the morning. Driving home, I would be comforted with prayers of protection. As I journeyed home, I had to stay on the phone with my husband (Chris) in order to stay awake.
Chris would meet me on the side of my apartment every night after work where I would attempt to parallel park - totally dependent on his instructions.
My plight as an inexperienced driver was to parallel park or park three blocks from your apartment. I felt safe and confident when I drove home because my husband would be there to ensure I got my parking right and that I made it in safely.
I was extremely anxious about traveling late nights because I have been a victim of robbery. I battled severe panic attacks after the robbery.
Chris knew this struggle and so being a great husband he ensured he would always be there so that I would feel safe when he couldn't take me to work.
Then our daughter came...Chris was no longer available to meet me outside in nights as this would expose our baby to the inclement weather. I then realized in this situation how incomparable man's power is to God's omnipotence.
Though Chris was the 'protector' in our family, he was not omnipresent or omnipotent hence I relied on 'protector God'. I prayed for God's divine guidance and protection every night I left work. God made me more vigilant and aware of my surroundings.
One winter night as I pulled in my parking lot, I noticed a suspicious man walking by my car. He passed my car and went to other cars and tried opening the trunks and doors. I made Chris aware of what I saw then I called the police. I remained in my car. The man walked in the apartment building waiting for me to come out. He couldn't get beyond the second door which would give him access to the elevators and apartments. I watched him though the glass door. And then I drove to a gas station next door while I waited on the police. It was too long of a wait!
Chris couldn't leave our infant in the apartment to come to my rescue so we prayed for God's intervention. I called the police a second time to ascertain if they are sending someone.
As I was driving a few minutes later, I saw the same man grabbing a woman's hand bag and shoving her to the ground. I notified the police of the robbery. The police asked my exact location and assurred me a dispatched team is on the way.
I whispered a prayer...then noticed a police car light flashing ahead at a road work site close to where the robbery took place. I drove down to the road work site and informed the police.
Moments later I saw the robber walking by calmly on the other side because he was oblivious of my presence and witness.
I pointed him out to the police who arrested him. The police informed me that they received reports about the robbery from the woman who was robbed.
I sang praises to God! I uttered "no weapon forged against me shall prosper". Isaiah 54:17.
GGoGrotectedd me and brought the criminal to justice. I hope my testimony will remind someone to "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
GGodrotected me and brought the criminal to justice. I hope my testimony will remind someone to "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6.rotected me and brought the criminal to justice. I hope my testimony will remind someone to "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6.
Contributed by ZL