Guided by God, led to safety

The Bible contains numerous examples of individuals who faced severe challenges and received the needed help and protection when they reached out to God and His sustaining power. Inspiring accounts of David’s encounter with Goliath, the three young Hebrew captives in the fiery furnace, and Daniel in the lions’ den, among others, attest to God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. 

Today, we can confidently experience the same eternal, outstretched arms of God, divine Love, tenderly enfolding and accompanying us. As we learn to wholeheartedly trust God and acknowledge His allness, we come to understand that God not only protects us from harm but also gives us a fuller understanding of Him, which destroys the fear that something or someone could harm us.

My husband and I had an experience that required us to look beyond what appeared to be a frightening situation and to see God’s guiding presence and protecting power. We were working in a country that was experiencing unprecedented violent crime and racial strife. Soon after our arrival, we were required to attend an evening event in a neighboring city. We started out in daylight, but by the time we neared the city, it was almost dark. We didn’t have a map, and this being before GPS and cellphones, we became lost. 

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