Read 3 uplifting stories of living life under God’s faithful cover of protection.
The times we live in today seem rife with uncertainty, dangers, and fears. Yet, amid all the bad news you may hear, let your heart be strengthened by God’s promise of protection for you, His beloved child. He declares to you:
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
As you read the following stories of God’s protection for His people, know that as He did for the precious people in these stories, your heavenly Father is also watching over you and your loved ones today. Expect Him to hide you under His wings, be your refuge, and keep you safe.
When the Lord is your refuge, “surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler” (Psalm 91:3–4).
Let these stories show you how God is in the protection business today, and live with confidence that when it comes to your protection, He who watches over you neither slumbers not sleeps (see Psalm 121:4).
“All glory be to Jesus for His supernatural protection in the midst of this dangerous cyclone.”
October 12, 2014 was a day many living in Visakhapatam, India, would not soon forget. That day, Cyclone Hudhud, bringing with it winds of 127mph, hit this beautiful coastal city of Andhra Pradesh, leaving destruction and chaos in its wake.
As Nathan, along with the rest of the city, heard the news of the imminent arrival of Cyclone Hudhud—classified as a “very severe cyclonic storm” by the India Meteorological Department—he remembers how his heart plunged to the depths of his being.
Nathan and his family lived in an old house on the beachfront. How was it going to brave and withstand the merciless onslaught of the cyclone? It didn’t have a chance, unlike the newer and sturdier houses that lined the beachfront. Visions of his house destroyed to bits and blown away filled his mind.
As mass panic and frenzy gripped the city, Nathan chose not to give in to fear. At that moment, the Holy Spirit brought to memory Pastor Joseph Prince’s teaching about the power of the anointing oil. Quickly, Nathan found a bottle of anointing oil and applied the oil to all the doors and windows of his old house, an expression of his looking to Jesus’ finished work at the cross to keep his family, his house and all their possessions safe.
By the grace of God, Nathan and his family survived the cyclone. Amazingly, so did their house! All the doors and windows were still intact. Only one glass pane had shattered during the cyclone! Nothing else was lost in the cyclone. In contrast, the newer and sturdier houses that surrounded theirs were all destroyed, with parts washed away or strewn everywhere as debris.
As Nathan and his family gazed at the extensive destruction that characterized the aftermath of the cyclone, all they could do was to be grateful to the Lord Jesus for His protection and be on hand to help others ravaged by the storm.
“All glory be to Jesus for His supernatural protection in the midst of this dangerous cyclone,” a grateful Nathan wrote to say. “And thank you, Pastor Prince, for your teachings.”
“It then dawned on me that perhaps the driver of this car was an angel sent by God to protect me.”
While driving on the highway to Florida one day with her daughter, Stephanie found herself driving behind a big eighteen-wheeler truck.
As she was driving, she noticed a car trying to squeeze itself between her car and the massive vehicle. Annoyed at the insistence of the driver, she wondered, “Why are you trying to get in front of me? You have the whole left lane of the highway to yourself.”
Right then, Stephanie heard a voice inside her telling her to be quiet. The driver of the car seemed extremely adamant about driving between her car and the truck, so Stephanie decided to give way and allow the car to get in front of her.
Immediately after Stephanie let the car cut into her lane, a tire from the eighteen-wheeler exploded, sending scraps of rubber hurtling in her direction.
To her astonishment, the car continued to stay in front of her car, blocking and taking the greatest impact of the flying pieces of tire full on! Interestingly, the driver didn’t seem fazed by the blown tire bits that flew straight at his car—the car kept going at a steady, even pace without swerving. After all the tire pieces had ceased coming from the truck, the car returned to the left side of the road and drove off in a flash.
“It then dawned on me that perhaps the driver of this car was an angel sent by God,” Stephanie said. “I was so encouraged to know that God protects us in these days and times! I am so grateful for the much-needed message of grace.”
“I saw firsthand how the world could not harm my little grandson…He is now a walking testimony of the protection, power and love of God.”
Initial joy at hearing she would soon be a grandmother turned into cold fear when Koreen received news that her grandson, Joey, would be born three months premature.
Little Joey was born weighing 1lb 7oz. And when he was in the hospital for six months, he had to undergo three surgical procedures—harrowing ordeals for any preemie.
The family’s dreams of seeing their beautiful, healthy boy laugh, play, and grow up like other children were crushed when doctors told them that the baby’s survival rate was low. They were told that even if Joey survived, he would have significant development delays due to extreme prematurity. A sense of unbearable grief filled Koreen’s heart as she helplessly watched her grandson’s struggle for survival.
At the time of his hospitalization, medical staff asked Joey’s mother if she wanted a Bible verse to be placed above his incubator. Disheartened and at a complete loss, Joey’s mother gave them Psalm 91 as her scripture of choice. Little did Koreen or her daughter know how this psalm would reveal the miracle-working power of God in Joey’s life.
During his six months in hospital, Joey’s had a surgery on his heart and two more on his stomach. Amazingly, he fared so well during his surgeries that the doctor commented, “I don’t think he realizes that he is supposed to be sick.” Hope filled their family’s hearts as Joey continued to recover—and once more, Koreen found renewed strength to believe that God would continue to watch over and heal little Joey.
Koreen wrote to us to describe her story with her walking, talking—and growing—miracle from God: “My grandson is now six years old with no developmental delays. He is advanced in almost every area, not behind in any way or having delayed development in his mind, body, or spirit.”
After listening to Pastor Joseph Prince’s message about the power of Psalm 91, Koreen believes that God took her precious grandson into the secret place of the Most High, under His wings—an unshakable refuge where He kept Joey safe, and imparted His divine healing to this little boy’s body.
Bubbling over with thankfulness in her heart, Koreen declared at the end of her email: “I saw firsthand how the world could not harm my little grandson…He is now a walking testimony of the protection, power, and love of God.”
Live with confidence as you entrust your life and the lives of your loved ones to the protection, grace, and love of God today.
Join Pastor Joseph Prince as he prays from the psalm of protection—Psalm 91—over the congregation. This video excerpt is from his sermon, The Promise Of Protection—Truths From Psalm 91.
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