Four Ways God Rescues Us (Part 3)

God Rescues Us From Trouble 

The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.   (Proverbs 11:8)

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I’m a fairly good driver, except when I don’t know where I am. The other day I was driving our Level-Up Conference keynote speaker, Thelma Wells, to a radio interview when I almost turned into oncoming traffic. Later, near the broadcast studio, we needed to go straight on a road that was blocked because of the Texas Rangers game so I took a left when I should have gone right. An angry traffic copy shouted “Turn around!” By that time I was rattled. I’d like to say these are a first for close encounters on the road, but I’d be lying. I am on the road a lot and have seen God’s hand of protection countless times.

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Does this mean we will never experience severe trouble or a major car accident? No.

Does this indicate there will never be problems in our lives? No.

In John 16:33 it clearly says, “In this world you will have trouble.”

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But it does indicate that God rescues us more times than we are aware of. When we do end up in that traffic accident or in a situation where we need supernatural help, our heavenly Father is there when we call on Him, unless it is time for us to go to our eternal home. It’s my theory that the Lord softens the impact.

I just heard a testimony from a man who was involved in a rollover car  accident when he was twenty. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and walked away with cuts. Authorities told him 95 percent of all people who are not wearing their seatbelts in rollover accidents are killed. When that sunk in he realized God rescued him from death for a reason, so he gave his life to Christ.

Has God ever rescued you on the roads?

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I heard another testimony of a woman who was a clerk in a convenience store when an attacker tried to rob the store and kidnap her. She shouted the name of Jesus over and over and the attacker fled.

There is power in the name of Jesus.

In addition to rescuing us from dangerous situations, God also delivers us from what troubles us emotionally. Psalm 34:17 promises, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”

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I was troubled last night, but I woke up to the song, “Oh My Soul” by Casting Crowns. Whatever song I wake up to is the one I sing back to the Lord during my morning quiet time. This tune talks about being weary from losing control and about losing hope, but the key message in the lyrics is “You’re not alone.”

And that is the primary message I want to share with you today.

If you are a Christian, you are not alone.

When you go through troubles, God can rescue you both physically and emotionally. Just cry out to Him and expect Him to work on your behalf.

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It’s not to late to sign up for the Level-Up Conference on October 7th at First Baptist of Lewisville, Texas. Our “Buy One, Get One Free” promotion ends tonight. Join Thelma Wells, Sharon Hill, Kathy Green, Suellen Roberts, Lisa Burkhardt Worley and a total of fifteen speakers and worship leaders for a day of leveling up our relationship with God, leveling up our prayer life and leveling down the mountains in our lives. www.tinyurl.com/level-conf

 

 

 

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