I woke up yesterday morning to an alarming set of texts from a family member who was in a terrible crisis. The situation was well beyond my ability to fix or control and when I couldn’t reach them after several attempts, I felt fear trying to take hold of me. I had a choice – to allow it to conquer me. Or fight back. Refuse to give in. And trust God. I chose trust.
If it had not been for the Lord, I would have crumbled.
As the day went by, I was able to gather information and finally heard from one of the family members involved. It was a dark situation. Very Frightening. But. As I prayed, all through out the day, there was a peace that held me. That kept me. That guided me. I was able to finish working and make my way back home.
If it had not been for the Lord, I would fallen apart.
My husband and I prayed together. We talked. And we trusted God to intervene in a situation we could not fix and felt helpless to change. Sometimes all we can do is give it to God. Sometimes things get broken and WE can’t fix them. Sometimes we are not the answer that someone needs. Sometimes all we CAN do is pray.
If it had not been for the Lord, I would have been crushed.
Then. Today. One day later. We received news that the situation had a turnaround. Those involved still needed prayer but there was a change for the better. And there was peace. A storm was diverted. A victory won. The answers came from God. Not man. All we could do was pray. And wait.
And God answered. As only He can. All through my life, in so many situations, I know if it had not been for the Lord, who was on my side, I would never have made it.
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side… ~Psalm 124