I sat alone in a hotel room in Barstow, Ca. after learning my first husband went AWOL from the army, deserting me in the middle of the desert more than 3,000 miles from home. Hope escaped me.
I felt deserved my plight. I choose to travel here to marry him despite the concerns my family expressed. I felt alone in the hotel room, crying. I turned the television on and the Praise the Lord show aired that night on the TBN station.
I can’t remember all aspects of the show, but in the midst, I heard the minister preach that when you lose all hope to turn your eyes toward heaven and ask for deliverance from Christ. I prayed with all my heart that God would forgive me and help me to find my way through that terrible time.
The next day, my new husband’s sergeant found me and took me to the base. Within two hours, I had a plane ticket home; and within in two weeks, I traveled to Virginia for my first year of college.
Jesus was my hope and my salvation. He is still my hope and salvation not just for times of peril but for all of my life and eternity. He can be your hope too as found in this scripture:
“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him”
(1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)
No matter what trials you face, He promises to rescue us in time of needs and troubles and from the hand of the wicked:
4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
Read more of my A to Z for Spiritual Redemption. My other posts include:
- #LMMLinkup: A is for Acceptance
- #AtoZChallenge: B is for Believe
- #AtoZChallenge: C is for Cross
- #AtoZChallenge: D is For Devotion
- #AtoZChallenge: E is for Eternal
- #AtoZChallenge: F is for Faith and Following Jesus
- #LMMLinkup: G is for Grace
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