Today’s Question: When have you felt protected and guided by God?
Br. James recommends a period of silence to listen for God’s voice. I’ve had many times where I needed to take a step back and enter that silence.
One time was a very emotional time for me when I had filed for a divorce. My husband had just finished 30 days of inpatient treatment for alcoholism and was being released. He wanted to repair our marriage, but when I asked about continued outpatient treatment, he responded that he didn’t need any more treatment, he had been cured of his alcoholism. I retreated in silence and over the next few days, God confirmed my tough decision to follow through with the divorce. It was definitely God’s hand protecting me in that difficult decision.
At another time a good friend called and needed a loan of $8000 for six weeks. She said that her marriage had become intolerable and a friend was going to prison if he didn’t come up with $3000 bail. I immediately responded that I’d loan her the money and did so the next day. A few days later, she called again saying that she would need another $26,000 for “living money” until her divorce was final. Again, I took a step back and retreated into the silence of God’s presence. This time the answer was no, I couldn’t loan her the extra money. As it has turned out, the six-week loan has turned into 3-1/2 years and has never been paid back.
Looking back I was protected and guided by God’s responses in the silence of our hearts.
Please enter the discussion: When have you felt protected and guided by God?
Link to the SSJE video: http://meetingjesusinjohn.org/2018/01/01/week-5-day-2-protected-and-guided-by-love/
Blessings, my friend,