Monday, December 11, 2017

that one time God saved my life 24 hours in advance

Do you ever have one of those moments where, after everything is said and done, you look back and can so clearly see God's hand?

I do, but it's usually over a decent period of time. This weekend; however, it was more like 24 hours.

On Saturday morning, out of the blue, Lilli woke up with a bad cold. Usually, on Saturday evenings, I serve at church and I bring Lilli with me so Kyle can work. Since Lilli wasn't feeling well, we decided it would be better if she stayed home that evening.

It snowed in our neck of the woods this weekend, maybe an inch or two. It didn't look bad outside and I wasn't worried about driving that evening back and forth to church.

At the very last minute, like walking out the door last minute, Kyle said, "You should take the truck (instead of my tiny car) just in case it looks worse than it is."

On Saturday evening, I left the church in Kyle's truck and was about to pull onto one of the busiest streets in our area. It was 7:30 on a Saturday night and the road was filled with traffic.
The road was also filled with black ice, something I didn't know beforehand.

I was only a few feet from the intersection when I hit a sheet of black ice and the truck instantly started skidding, right towards the red light, with traffic speeding by at 50 miles an hour.
Black ice is no joke. There was literally nothing I could do but pray the car would stop.

At the very last second, and I mean, incoming cars had to start slamming on their brakes to avoid me, the truck's 4x4 ice sensor kicked in and the car instantly came to a stop, stopping me from sliding into that oncoming traffic.

And do you want to know the one thing I heard when the truck stopped?

"Trust Me."

Had the day gone according to my plans on Saturday, Lilli and I both would have been in my small car with no four-wheel drive and, without God's intervention, would have slid into 50 mph traffic in 19-degree weather.

Trust Him always, even when you think your plans are better because I can most certainly tell you, they are not.

'"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord.'
 Isaiah 55:8

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1 comment:

  1. I got chills reading this. I'm so so glad that you are okay, Brandi!