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[ecko_quote source="Psalm 34:7"]The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him and He delivers them.[/ecko_quote]

Devotion

A young girl named Diane went to her friend’s house and ended up staying longer than planned, so she had to walk home alone. She was not afraid as it was a small COMMUNITY, and she lived only a few blocks away. As she walked along under the bike trail, Diane asked God to keep her safe from any harm and danger. When she reached an alley, she decided to take it as it was a shortcut to her house. However, halfway down the driveway, she noticed a man standing at the end as though he was waiting for her. She became uneasy and began to pray, asking  God for 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 newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she passed by. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep thanking the Lord for her safety. To help this other young woman, Diane went to the police station. She felt she could recognise the man, so she told them her story. The police asked if she would be willing to look at the lined-up suspects and identify the person. She agreed and immediately pointed out towards 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. Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her, so she asked if they would ask the man this one question. The policeman asked him and returned with his answer that she didn't attack her, “Because she was not alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her”. Dear ones, this applies to each one of our lives. Whether you believe it or not, you are not alone. God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what.

My dear friend, I do not know your current position and disposition. You may be going through financial troubles, job issues, visa issues, health issues, relationship matters or may be nothing in your life is working your way. Probably, you may be wondering how you could come out of these problems and who could come to your rescue or help you.

One thing I can say with certainty (over the years walking with the Lord) that our God never forsakes anyone especially those who trust Him. The word says “Once I was young, and now I am old. I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread” (Psalm 37:25). How true it is!  Because heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35).

What's Next?

Victory over your situation is just a prayer away. Your circumstances may not change, but your perspective and attitude will change as you begin to pray and praise God. You and I do not have a need that God cannot meet. Be cheerful and pray as our help is just around the corner. Don't  give up!

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