by Angela Pond
It was Halloween night when my husband and I were awakened by a phone call about midnight. A friend of mine needed some help.
Prior to this night, I had been meditating on this one scripture from Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Knowing that my friend needed my help, I threw on some clothes and headed out the door. It was a crisp, fall night, so I rolled down my windows as I started the half-hour journey to her house.
Suddenly, I had this thought, “You know, it’s Halloween night, and there’s lots of satanic stuff that’s going on right now.” As soon as I had that thought, I was consumed with the most intense fear I have ever experienced. All I could do was quote Isaiah 41:10 over and over. Immediately, the fear left.
As I continued driving, I had another thought, “Well, at least roll up the windows. That will keep you safe.”
Now, I was starting to get mad, “No! I will not give in to fear. I will not obey you, fear!” I kept my windows down and enjoyed the nice, cool air.
I made it to my friend’s house quickly. It became obvious that God was with me the entire time, because during my drive I saw four policemen along the way. It was as if God was saying, “No need to fear my daughter. I am with you. I will protect you.”
I believe God was preparing me by putting his Word into my heart prior to that night. God is so faithful!
Prayer: Lord, when fear starts to shout and command, please strengthen me so that I will not give in to its demands. Father, I put my trust in you.