Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Place of Protection - Glenda Mills

                            courtesy of
He orders his angels to protect you wherever you go
(Psalm 91:11 NLT).

Of all places and times to have a flat tire…. the Pennsylvania Turnpike on a rainy cold morning during the busy Christmas Holidays! My husband quickly pulled off to the side of the road,  called AAA, and was informed it might take some time before they could dispatch someone to help us. 

We felt like sitting ducks as the heavy traffic zoomed past us....We needed prayer support! Grabbing my cell phone, I called my sister and quickly shared our predicament. Carole prayed for protection and asked God to send someone to help us. To our amazement, a truck pulled up behind us—just as I ended my call.

A dark handsome young man with a beard, mustache, and smile got out of his truck and immediately went to work. Within five minutes the tire was changed and we were ready to get back on the road. 

Delighted with such quick service, Dave reached to give the young man a grateful handshake and tip…. and true to my husband’s friendly nature asked, “What’s your name?” 

“My name is Joshua.” 

My husband responded with a big smile, “God bless you!” 

“God bless you!” he answered, and before we knew it—the young man climbed into his truck and was gone. 

Humbled and grateful, we felt an angel had been sent to help us!

When we pulled back onto the road, I reached for my phone—I could hardly wait to share the news with my sister! “Carole, he said his name is Joshua.” 

“Glenda…Joshua means Jesus!” 

They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet. (Psalm 91: 12-13 NLT). 

Moses and David would have encountered dangerous predators on their journey in the wilderness, yet an angel protected them because: 

1. They lived in the Presence of God Most High
2. The Almighty overshadowed them. 
3. The LORD was their Refuge and Trust. 
4. They knew the name of their God and had set their love on Him. 

Thankfully, most of us don’t face fierce lions and slithering snakes in our daily lives. Yet there are other dangers we face in the turbulent world we live in. 

The promises of God’s Word are just as powerful today as they were for Moses, David, and all those who had faith in God down through the ages. 

Have you cried out to God to protect and deliver you from today’s present dangers… ghosts of the past…fears of the future?

Dear friends, what enemy in the wilderness would have overwhelmed and defeated you, had you not been trusting in God? 

Prayer: Father in heaven, how grateful we are for your promises of protection and deliverance. Give us grace to continue to stay in your shelter, shadow, and salvation. Amen. 


  1. Glenda, your powerful story matches the picture (which is awesome, by the way!). Wow...thanks for sharing!

  2. Cathy,
    I was blessed to find the pic on photobucket and blessed to have this story to share with others. Thank you for stopping by with words of encouragement!

  3. What a great testimony, Glenda! I wonder if that Joshua was earthly or heavenly??

    1. Yeh, we wondered also, Susan! Either way, it was certainly a great Christmas gift to both of us. Thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend!

  4. I have chill bumps reading your post. Amazing. Joshua--God with us.

    1. Pat, I get them too when I remember what God did for us that day. We certainly felt the smile of God, and knew He was with us. Great is His faithfulness. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

  5. Excellent post!

    I especially appreciate your insight as to why they were protected. :)

    Much love, Hester ;)

  6. Thank you Hester. Yes, these promises are conditional, aren't they? Thanks for sharing!