Safe in the arms of Jesus


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    Date
    10 March 2015
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    I could not have got through the following six months without that support of prayer and the support of the church family.

    18 Anne

    Many years ago, in an attempt to protect a friend and her children, I was stalked and attacked on several occasions.

    This included many malicious phone calls, being followed to and from work, having my home broken into and being attacked.

    I have been stabbed, hit, had ribs broken, was hit by a car and was threatened a number of times.

    I coped and survived, and prevented the man getting to his ex-wife and children. They are all happily grown up now and safe.

    Just a few years ago, there was a small incident in my new home when a drunk man wandered through my back garden at night. I panicked and had quite an alarming response to the situation, followed by a downward spiral of post-traumatic stress symptoms.

    I made a conscious decision to get help from both a Christian counselling service and my local church, of which I was already an active member. Prayer was central. I could not have got through the following six months without that support of prayer and the support of the church family.

    My prayers were always answered; someone was always there when I needed them. The strength of my family and friends was amazing. God sent them.

    I still need support sometimes, but it is always to Christ I turn first.

    Always safe in the arms of Jesus.

    Contemplate now

    Why does the church offer support?

    What kind of support does your church offer?

    Who can you support now in prayer?

    Meditate through the day

    Christ is with each of us in safety and in danger.