God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble ~ Psalms 46:1 (KJV)
I had a distinct experience that allowed me to see the power of this scripture from a very different perspective.
this is what happened…
My son was staying with me. He had found a job within walking distance of our home. This particular evening, due to a shipment arriving late, he was asked to clock in at 2:00am rather than the usual 10:00pm. Even though his job was within walking distance, it was cold, and living near downtown, well let’s just say, the streets are not always the safest place to be at night. I told him I would give him a ride – so at 1:30am we left. As we were driving, we noticed an oddly dressed woman walking, crying hysterically, attempting to flag us down. At the time, I wasn’t sure, but I thought she had a cast on her left arm. My gut reaction was to pull over and see how we could help her. My son reminded me of a time when he tried to help a woman whose car had stopped during the holidays a year ago – when he stopped to help her, there were 2 men hiding nearby – he was robbed. He scolded me about my safety. Continue reading