Help in Troubled Times – Free Artwork – Afraid (true story)

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This is a true story.

About a month ago I was given a verse by my mom, who believed God wanted me to have it. It went something like this…. Because you trust in Me, I will help you…
It may have been this one:
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.”ย  Ps 9:10

You see, at the time when I read it, it wasn’t relevant to me. I didn’t even write it down. I thought it was nice but that’s it.

Fast Forward one month later and I am hiking at Rocky Mountain National Parkย  in Colorado, 12,000 feet high. The day was beautiful but suddenly, out of nowhere, a storm developed over the mountain ridge. Miles away from my destination I found myself being the tallest thing around, concerned, and clearly on my mind, oh yes, the article my boss gave me before I left for vacation, about the 3 hikers dying after being struck by lightning at this same park.

I turned around walking quickly in a steady drizzle, when a bright flash of light illuminated everything and immediately a piercing crack of thunder clapped above my head.

That’s it. I’m toast. I’m dead, I thought, for real this time.

I joke about it now, but I was very scared. So scared of being struck by lightning, it triggered a panic attack to which I could not be consoled. It was a full blown panic attack. Tears were involved, I have to admit. I became very lightheaded trying to breath normal, but it had nothing to do with the altitude. It was fear.

After saying a prayer, that verse repeated in my head.

THAT VERSE!

That’s why I received that verse! So I repeated out loud, “Because I trust in YOU, because I trust in You, because I trust in You…”

A physical calm washed over me. The tears stopped. I was able to breath. And I KNEW I was going to be okay. I still practically ran back, but I knew I was going to be okay.

That’s how God works… in very mysterious ways. He knew that verse was going to be relevant for me exactly when I was going to need it. He delivered to me a message before the event and helped recall it in my memory exactly when I needed it. He’s alive and He really does love us.

This artwork is a free gift to you in a pdf format. Maybe it can help.
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Perhaps you don’t know anything about God but would like to know more? You can click here to read. Having peace.

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10 responses to “Help in Troubled Times – Free Artwork – Afraid (true story)

  1. Such a beautiful account of God’s faithful love! Thank you so much for your transparent sharing that encourages your readers to praise Him too! And thank you for the painting.

  2. Dear Christine, I would be afraid too. Thank you and blessings. Your painting is beautiful. Ellen

  3. It’s nice to know, that even though I have not spoken to you (email does not count) since April, that you and I are on the same page with our faith — cultivating our trust in God no matter what.

  4. dear Christine, last night I prayed for help with a problem..trying to deal with a legal matter in which I feel helpless and so afraid so I turned to Jesus. I felt comfort as I put my problems in His hands, but when I awoke, it hung over me like a dark cloud. I went to email, and thus appeared. thank you for reminding me. if anything, you helped one person ..a lot.

    • Marcia! That’s awesome! Yes, He will walk with you every step of the way. Try to envision Christ right next to you and on the days when you can’t just say this verse:
      “Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
      and/or
      “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
      I will keep you in my prayers.
      Christine

  5. Lovely, and much appreciated– and I’m glad you made it!! : )

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