March 17, 2019

From Trouble to Triumph, part 4

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”—Matthew 10: 29-31 (KJV)

In Matthew, chapter 10, Jesus is counseling his 12 disciples. He advises the top leaders they’ll face disbelief, bullying, and even violence for preaching the gospel. Even so, they will work miracles. 

The followers are to take no money or unnecessary belongings with them. The men are cautioned to be wise, especially in their choice of where they eat and sleep. Apparently, faith was required in at least two areas:
  • Food and shelter
  • Survival of physical and mental trauma

Divine Guidance Today

Our lives may also be filled with uncertainty, even chaos. There are few guarantees in a world that seems to be constantly changing. We may feel powerless to improve certain areas.

The scripture passage cited above shows us our loving God is still in charge. He knows, and cares for, every individual.

My last three articles here, here, and here deal with a few miraculous events in my husband’s life. This writing will focus on one of many wonders in the life of a different loved one.

The Miracle on the Road

My friend has an old car. It is often breaking down. Reliable mechanics are difficult to find in her area, as well. She also lives in a region in which tornadoes and severe winter weather are common. Let’s just say she has to exercise faith anytime she drives.

I am going to share her story of a recent miracle. Her story is timely in the current atmosphere of unpredictable, even dangerous weather (no pun intended). I use her exact words in the following account. I have only changed the name of her husband:

Tonight Jack had to work late.  I had no idea.  Usually Thursday is his night to work late, but tonight also, for some reason.  He said this morning, 'It's just worked out this way.'

I had car trouble this afternoon; transmission fluid fixed it, but still scary.
And the car trouble is important in what I'm about to share with you.

Anyway, oddly enough, I finished 45 minutes ahead of time, only to call Jack at work and he said he'd swing by the clinic and we'd drive home at the same time.

Around this time my boss texted me saying I could go home early if I deemed it 
necessary. So I texted back and thanked him.

Good thing, because the ice was so dangerous.

By a miracle, Jack made it safely up that dangerous Nine Eagles hill a few minutes after I made it up.

Either of us could have slid backward down the hill, and no one would have found either of us until the morning, meaning...if I had gone home alone, and Jack worked his usual Tuesday schedule.

As usual, I prayed and cussed the entire way home! 

Driving about 10-20 miles per hour.

My Conclusion

“If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer – His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable.”--John Newton (from

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How have you been protected during bad weather?


  1. Even in the middle of fear, we need to speak peace. It will calm us as nothing else will. God is always with us.

  2. Carol Graham, exactly. The only way to counteract fear is to speak peace and trust God.