Divine Intervention Stories
Rescue Me Story
Just a few years ago, my life was on the mountain top, everything seemed to be going so well for me. In fact, I specifically remember one Sunday morning as I was walking alone up to the youth center at church to teach the teen guys' Sunday School class, I was praising God because everything in my life seemed so great! I was thanking God for blessing me with a great family, a home on acreage, a great church, a great job with great benefits, I was the chairman of the deacons board, chairman of the shepherding board, a Sunday School teacher, leader of men's ministries, etc. Life was great!
This is my divine intervention story and how God did rescue me.
Not too long after that, tragedy struck and my great life began to crumble around me. My worst nightmare...my marriage began to fall apart. Trying to save my marriage, I quit my steady job and started a home business so I could spend more time at home with my family. Things only got worse. Before long I resigned from leadership and teaching positions at church, my marriage tragically ended in divorce, I lost my home as a result and my family was splitting up. I now found myself in the deepest, darkest valley of my life. Everything that once seemed wonderful in my life, was now gone.
I've always considered myself to be a strong person and strong in my faith, but at this time in my life, I felt so weak. For the first time in my life, I began to question God, "What are you doing??"..."Why did you allow this to happen?"..."What did I do to deserve this?"..."God, are you here?" I needed to be rescued.
I struggled for some time in sharing this story, not knowing how to put it into words. But the one thing I do know how to share is the grace, love, mercy and strength, that God over abundantly gave to me during this dark hour of my life. I'd like to be able to tell you that I was strong and tough during this time. But the truth is, I've never felt weaker. Maybe you are going through a tough situation, maybe you've already been there. I hope that the lessons I learned during my walk through the valley will be an encouragement to you.
One thing is for sure, something you can always count on is whether you are on the mountain top or in the deepest part of the valley or anywhere in between, God is there with you. He promises to never forsake you and He proved that to me! One of the first lessons that I learned and am still learning, is my need to totally depend on Him. I have always been in control and able to solve my own problems. At this point, my life was in turmoil and completely out of my control and my only option was to put my life completely in God's divine hands. This was and is a huge challenge and struggle for me. I knew it was the right thing because of my faith, but doing it was another thing. I prayed and cried and begged God to rescue me.
Everyday, it was a struggle to even get out of bed, much less function. Again, I'd like to tell you that I picked up the pieces of my life, pulled them together and climbed back on the mountain top myself. But, as I look back, I clearly see, it wasn't me, it was clearly the hand of our merciful divine God! You see, God had given me a great gift called friends and from the beginning of the tragedy in my life, my best friend called me every week, for two and a half years, encouraging me and praying with me and always helping me to remember that our strength comes from God and helping me to focus on my kids. My pastor, also my friend, was always there and available, standing firm with me in my time of need. My church family, always praying and constantly lifting me and my family into the presence of God, always encouraging me...He was rescuing me through my friends, through my family (even though my kids were suffering more that I was), through my pastor, through my church, through His Word and prayer. I don't know how people make it through tragedy without friends and their church. Sadly, maybe they don't. I praise God for His mercy and grace, and all of my friends and church family that did rescue me. These are gifts that I will cherish forever!
I can't end the story though, without letting you know that I am now on my way back up the mountain. In fact, God has brought a new friend into my life and we will be married in four weeks from the date I am writing this testimony. What an awesome God we serve!
I want you to know that whatever you go through, don't go through it alone. Learn to trust and lean on God, cry out to Him, and He will rescue you!
"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord."
This divine intervention story rescue me,
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