Bible Society of South Africa
Benescke Janse van Rensburg

A new start – Day 3

A new start … with God as our protector

Bible text(s)

9You have made the LORD your defender,

the Most High your protector,

10and so no disaster will strike you,

no violence will come near your home.

Psalms 91:9-10GNBOpen in Bible reader

[BACKGROUND: I would like to share three testimonies about God’s protection from our readers.]

Reader 1, Elize from Australia:  “I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in November last year. My oncologist said he would try to control the cancer, but he was unable to cure it. I started chemotherapy and people worldwide prayed for me during their prayer groups.
After each treatment, I was terribly sick and felt extremely depressed, seeing that my family are in South Africa. Yet, God sent wonderful people across my path in my small town, here in Australia.
A few days ago, I went back for tests. The results? The cancer has completely disappeared! The doctor is totally amazed and said it is truly a miracle. All honour to our God. He has answered my prayers.”

Reader 2, Gert: “As a young boy, I attended boarding school in Namibia. One afternoon, I was alone in my room while all the other children played outside. I suddenly experienced a severe stomach cramp. There I was, all alone, unable to even utter a sound lying in a bundle. The pain was so severe, I could not move.
In my distress, I experienced the soft voice of the Holy Spirit guiding me to call out to God. Since my strength was deteriorating, I could only manage to whisper: ‘Lord, help me …’ I said it four times.
Suddenly, I experienced a warm sensation flowing through my body, before I realised that the pain was completely gone! I jumped up and ran out of the room. I am much older today, but I will never forget that afternoon in God’s presence. All glory to him!”

Reader 3, Petro: “My parents and I share a house in Mossel Bay. Every morning before I leave for work, my mother and I pray together. Yesterday morning, she prayed that God would specifically keep everyone safe on their way to work and on their return home later.
On my way home yesterday afternoon, I waited at the traffic light, at an intersection, to get onto the highway. At exactly the moment that the light turned green, I felt a hand around my ankle preventing me from pushing down on the accelerator. I looked up and saw a vehicle heading for the intersection. Although the traffic light for them had already turned red, the driver clearly did not have any intention of stopping. The vehicle crossed through the intersection at full speed, missing my car literally by a few centimetres.
When I finally turned, I stopped in the yellow lane a few metres away and closed my eyes to thank God. Although I didn’t have any passengers physically with me in my car, I have no doubt that I had a Passenger from above who prevented a fatal accident.”

Just as for Elize, Gert and Petro, God wants to heal, protect and guide you daily. Listen to the words in Psalm 91:9-10: “If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”

Do not leave your home or start your day before asking God to protect you and your loved ones. He wants to do it for you! God bless.

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