The Lord is always near to us when we call upon Him and in need of
helping hand. God knows exactly when we need to be encouraged and
own special and unpredictable ways is able to let us know that He
I hope you will be encouraged by this message that shows how God
always calm our fears in times of despair.
This story involves a pastor of a store front church. The pastor's
is called The Almighty God Tabernacle. On a Saturday night not
this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before
for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the
pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she
answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few
When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she
answered before, but she said that it hadn't rang at their house.
brushed it off as a fluke and didn't give it a second thought.
The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church
which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night.
The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on
night. The pastor couldn't figure out what the guy was talking
the guy said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer. "The pastor
remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him,
he intended to call his wife.
The man said, "That's OK. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was
to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed,
you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign
that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID,
said, 'Almighty God'. I was too afraid to answer!"
We should never allow this world to get us down and discouraged,
rather we need to remember the strength and comfort we have in the
created us. When times get tough and you are encouraged by the
give up and throw in the towel, remember the words of the Lord
you when He said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Nobody
said that life would be easy, so you stay strong and endure to the
never giving up and always trusting that God has you in the palm
hand. (Hebrews 13:5) (Isaiah 49:16)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 139:17-18 "How precious are your thoughts about me, O God!
innumerable! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of
And when I wake up in the morning, You are still with me!"
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the
"They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a
future and a
hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for
earnest, you will find Me when you seek Me. I will be found by
the LORD. "I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I
gather you out of the nations where I sent you and bring you home
your own land."
Proverbs 3:5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not
your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will
your paths. Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear
and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and
Isaiah 49:13-16 "Sing for joy, O heavens! Rejoice, O earth! Burst
song, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people and will
compassion on them in their sorrow. Yet Jerusalem says, "The LORD
deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us." Never! Can a mother
nursing child? Can she feel no love for a child she has borne? But
if that were possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written
name on My handů"
All scriptures can be found in the New Living Translation.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry