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As many of you would have realized, the last time a post was published here on EMB was March 24th, 2016 at 6:42am by one of our authors Jaco Alberts entitled, Do You Want To Enjoy A Victorious Life?
Something Went Terribly Wrong
Approximately 2 hours later that morning at 8:40am as I was driving to work, something went terribly wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for what took place.
It was simply too late to avoid the collision between my vehicle and the vehicle (safari van) that by then was pressed up against the left front door, only inches away from where I sat behind the steering wheel.
As one would imagine, I was petrified! It was a horrifying moment for me and the other two occupants of my vehicle. My heart raced up as fear tried to paralyze me. Everything happened so quickly.
Within seconds an off duty Police Officer walked up to the front passenger seat. He was already on the telephone summoning officers to the scene. He peered into the window and said, “Ma’am are you okay?” I replied, “Yes, I am.”
My face must have told a different story because he quickly repeated, “Ma’am are you sure that you are okay?” Again I replied, “Yes, I’m okay.”
The truth is, I was not okay. Physically, I did not suffer any damage but on the inside, emotionally, I was really shook up. I was tearing up with varying emotions. The tears that I shed later that day told the story that up until this moment I cannot put into words.
It’s been about 2.5 weeks since my accident. Without going into too much details, I am still experiencing some challenges from that day. So many questions still twirl in my mind.
I take comfort in the words of the Psalmist David whose fearless trust in God demonstrates to us that no matter what, God is in total control.
I wait patiently on the Lord as I believe Him that all things will work in my favor and for my good. Yes, I wait confidently on Him and live with a spirit of expectancy that my greatest miracle will show up.
The spirit of fear wants to keep me traumatized and to be fearful of driving. But as the Lord continue to work on my behalf, I will hold to His promise, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. [self-control]” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
My Personal Testimony
On March 31st, 2016, I posted this testimony on my personal Facebook page that I would love to share with you:
“I want you to know that trouble don’t last forever. It will come to an end. Also weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning. I am eternally grateful to God on this day for my spared life. One week ago on Holy Thursday March 24th and my also my 12th year anniversary of accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I got into a motor vehicle accident and the only way for me to get out of my car was to climb through the passenger side.
I did beat myself up the entire day after police got to the scene and I went to the police headquarters to give my statement. I was just thinking on what I could have done different to avoid the collision.
Later the afternoon my daughter was knocked to the ground by a moving vehicle and almost got run over had it not been the screams of a woman to get the driver to stop. He said he did not see her and apologized so much to her. I remember praying that morning asking God for travelling grace and mercy.
I reflected later on to realize had it not been for the grace of Almighty God, one or both of us could have been dead. During this week so many have died…young people who have died sudden and untimely death.
I am very emotional right now because mercy snatched me and my daughter from the jaws of death. Mercy stood for both of us and said NO to death – “I’m not going to let her go!” Trusting God always. My desire is to draw closer to Him. My life has been changed. My walk and my talk is different. I make no apology to anyone for divorcing myself completely from religion and church antics. I make no apology for walking it alone the rest of the way. My partner is God and Him alone I will look to for guidance.” #grace #mercy #God #grateful
Your situation may not have been that of an accident but whatever you are faced with at the moment, know that God is in total control. I want you to know that He is a prayer answering God. He rescued me from the jaws of death. The accident could have been much worse than it was and my life could have been shortened.
But once more, God proved His love. It’s a clear demonstration that we can trust in Him and depend upon Him. New every morning is His mercies. His grace is sufficient and you and I can be sure to find strength in Him.
Joshua 1:9 NIV – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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