“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.” Psalm 34:7
A few years ago, I was driving home from a birthday party. It was raining and dark. I came to an intersection and was driving through when the light turned yellow. At that exact moment, a car turned left through the intersection and drove right in front of me. I didn’t even have time to put on the brakes. I hit the car.
I had never had an accident before and had always dreaded the thought of it. When the car stopped moving, I sat there a little dazed and prayed, “Lord, I’ve never had an accident before, what do I do now?” I had just finished my prayer when a man came to the car and asked, “Are you OK?” I told him that I was, but I wasn’t sure what to do next. He said he would call the police.
The front of my car was buckled and steaming so I got out to check the damage. The damage was extensive and I realized the car was probably a write-off. The incredible thing about that evening was that I was perfectly calm. The Lord surrounded me with such calmness that I knew it was a miracle. I remember thinking, “I think I’m supposed to be crying or something.”
The police called my husband, our daughter and son-in-law. They were all more shaken up than I was. I was able to be at work the next day. Recognizing God’s protection and peace in traumatic circumstances, I rejoiced and was filled with overwhelming love for Him.
Dear God, thank you for surrounding us and filling us with your peace. Thank you for sending people when we need help. Thank you for your presence. Thank you that you never leave or forsake us. Amen.
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