We should never underestimate the power of prayer. God promises that if
we call to Him in prayer, then He will hear and answer as it is written in
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great
and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Whenever you are in doubt or
need direction regarding certain situations, you are welcome to call on
the God who made you and He will be faithful in guiding your path.
This is a good story that shows the power that we have when we pray in
times of need. I hope you will be encouraged by this story and know that
when you call on the name of the Lord, He will be right there by your side
to guide and protect you.
ANGELS IN THE ALLEY
A young Christian university student, was home for the summer. She had gone
to visit some friends one evening and the time passed quickly as each
shared their various experiences of the past year. She ended up staying
longer than she had 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 paper that a young girl had been
assaulted 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."
Be encouraged and remember that no matter what the problem is in your life
or whatever situation has you feeling overwhelmed; God is right there with
you. He never sleeps or forgets about meeting His children's needs, so
you stay faithful and show your confidence in God Almighty. (Psalm 121:3-8)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 34:6-8 "This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, And saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around
those who fear Him, And delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is
good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!"
2 Kings 6:16-17 "…Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than
those who are with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, "LORD, I pray, open
his eyes that he may see." Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man,
and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of
fire all around Elisha."
Proverbs 3:5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your
own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct
your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from
evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones."
Psalm 121:5-8 "The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your
right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The
Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The
Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth,
and even forevermore."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry