When lightning strikes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.          I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”                                   Psalm 91:1-2

A few years ago, I was at my sisters’ house when her phone rang and I heard this side of the conversation…

“Hi Dad.

WHAT?

Mom got struck by lightning? IS SHE OKAY?”

My parents were camping about 30 minutes from Lincoln and my Mom had returned to their house to get some supplies. It was on the way back to the campground when a storm started throwing a fit so quickly and unexpectedly, much like a toddler who goes from sweetness to tempter tantrum mode within moments.

She had just exited off of the highway when her Yukon stopped dead in its tracks on the exit ramp. Later the mechanic would inform her that not one, but two bolts of lightning had destructively moved its way through her truck.

Maddie

When we are living under the protection of God, He will protect us in ways that leave grown men in a mechanics shop scratching their heads with their greasy fingers trying to figure out how the passengers were not hurt or killed.

My Mom’s answer…”I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  

refuge

[ref-yooj]                                                                                                                                                 noun                                                                                                                                                        1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble

The Most High…He is worth believing in and trusting.

If you don’t know Him and have never accepted Him as your Savior, please click here. My girlfriends over at Proverbs 31 Ministries do an excellent job at explaining the gift of Salvation that is available for everyone. 

Blessings,

If you have a time in your life that you know God was in control of a scary situation, please share it in the comments. When His greatness is shared, hearts are encouraged. 

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6 Responses to When lightning strikes

  1. K and G Garrison says:

    What a great story of faith!

  2. God is just awesome. I love thinking of how He protected them.

  3. Tammy says:

    If you have a time in your life that you know God was in control of a scary situation, please share it in the comments. When His greatness is shared, hearts are encouraged. —

    I know He’s in control, the more I trust Him in those scary situations the stronger my faith grows. Truly can’t imagine doing life without Him now! Thanks for reminding me–’I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’! Phil 4:13

  4. Amorette Helm says:

    We are going through some really hard and scary things in our family right now. Some days are very hard and I have shed many tears and know I will shed many more before this is all over, but I know God is holding us in the palm of his hand! I have peace that although this journey is going to be a long and hard one I know in the end everyone and everything is going to be okay. God has given me peace in the midst of this storm and I am confident that our family will make it through this and we will all be the better for it! I am so thankful that I have that fortress and refuge in this time of trouble!

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