When the Peace and Mind Collide

Let’s talk about God’s goodness! I was reminded of his goodness the day I got the phone call from my son, Andrew. His voice showed no fear or concern and seemed to be super calm. He said, “Hey, Mom.  What are you doing? We were in an accident, but we are all okay.” My initial thought was, okay must have been a fender bender. (You know how that goes sometimes. Nothing you want to deal with but have to keep that joy and faith that all will work out). Well, that wasn’t the case. After getting all the detail and speaking to an EMT, I was stunned to find out that the accident was more severe than a fender bender. 

The day three of my children were in an accident changed our lives. Andrew, Cece, and Kelsea were all on their way to Corpus Christi, TX with my brother for summer vacation. Along the way, they were side-swiped by an 18-wheeler whose driver ran a red light. All three had injuries including: a broken collar bone, a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, bruised muscles, and multiple cuts and scrapes. When I got that phone call, I didn’t feel fear; I felt strong in my spirit that everything would be okay. In John 10:10 it states, “The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy.” My family prevailed and lived! Praise God. I texted a handful of friends to let them know what was going on and to keep us all in prayer. I received many encouraging messages, such as: what the devil intended for evil and to harm you the Lord will turn it around for good and His glory as written in Genesis 50:20.  

The accident allowed us all to experience God’s goodness, and for the first time, we felt absolute peace. The trial may have tried to break us, but we knew and trusted the Father, who is our strength and provision. My husband and I believe that there was supernatural activity by angels who intervened at the moment of the impact. As written in Psalm 91:11, “For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.” We also believe that the Lord lined up everyone who helped during the accident to the moment the children and my brother went home to heal and recover. 

Friends, if you have recently experienced an unexpected accident involving your children, I encourage you to fix your eyes on Jesus. Dig up some promises that will sustain you and encourage you. Remember that Greater is He who is in you than He who is in the world and that God is for you and He loves you and will fight for you.  

Prayer: Father, I thank you for your love for your children, which has no beginning nor end. Your love for my friend stretches as far as the east is from the west. I stand in the gap for my friend who is hurting or may have fear. I declare fear must flee from you now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I declare peace that surpasses all understanding to dwell in your spirit now. Jesus, thank you for the peace you instill in the spirit and mind of my precious friend. Father, your word says, “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7). I pray that they turn to you in every difficult circumstance. I pray that they will yield to the Holy Spirit in trying times and listen little for your still small voice. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for being the lamp unto their feet and the light unto their path. I thank you for your breakthrough in dormant situations and victory in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.  

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