Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finding my refuge

Today as I sat in court about my ticket I felt myself trembling, I felt the fear beginning to rise up, I felt my palms become sweaty, for I needed my Refuge. See, a few months back I was taking my mom to the eye specialist. As we were driving on the highway, there were a few state patrol officers at the side of the road, they had someone pulled over. As soon as my mom(who is fearful of the highway) saw the lights she said,"Slow down Rob", but as I looked I was already going 50, I asked my son if I could get over, and he said,"No mom, theres a semi coming", so I tried looking and to me driving at 50, I knew he was coming along much faster being in the fast lane, so I stayed where I was. Before I knew it, the officer pulled me over, first yelled at me and stated,"He didn't like being on the highway, and I should have gotten over". I tried to explain to him that even though I didn't know that was a law, I tried to get over, and couldn't. He still informed me that I could, as I began to cry. He gave me my ticket and my mom was sitting there just staring at him, and as he walked away she commented on how cute he was in his uniform! A wonderful friend helped me with the Missouri statutes, and I was ready for my case or so I thought I was, until the officer came in, and until the fear struck me. As I was sitting here with my son, a wonderful friend who has been our attorney for years walks in out of the blue, sees me and asks,"What in the world are you doing here?" I tell him and he tells me to ask for a continuance and come straight over to his office. I felt, I knew God had made a way, God knew I was in trouble, He knew I was in fear, and He knew just what I needed. My ticket was much more serious than I thought, so after awhile the Judge was convinced to allow me a new trial date. That whole day seemed to last forever, but in time of need God showed Himself to me. My son witnessed what He thought was a miracle. He knew God placed our friend there at just the right time. I don't know what trial you are facing, but I know one thing for sure, God will show Himself to you when you call out to Him. He will provide a way, He will make a way, and He will give you the strength to see the Son at work in your trial. I tried to do this on my own, I thought I could handle it, but God knew different, He knew every detail of that day and He amazes me with the love and power He has. As I walked out of the court house I felt I could breath again, and then when I meant with my attorney, I knew God gave me just what I needed just at the right time, but isn't that how God works? In Jeremiah 29:11 it says, "For I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." God gives us the hope we need to survive here on earth, He gives us hope knowing He is in control and He will take care of His children, we just have to believe and trust in Him. Psalm 18:1-3 states this,"I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my ememies." This verse tells us just who God is, just what He can do, and just how much He loves us. He can make a way for you today, trust in Him, believe in Him, and find your strength and your salvation in Him today~ Not knowing what will happen in my new trial date, I place all my trust in God, knowing He already knows the outcome, and He will provide me with all I need to overcome. There is no fear in faith, but in faith we can find our hope in Christ~
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