Special Divine Providence

Psalm 91:11 New International Version (NIV)                                                                                                                          “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways . . .”

Do you believe in Special Divine Providence?  I certainly do.

God controls the universe in its entirety.  No detail, regardless of how minute it may be, escapes His attention and governance.  I also believe that He interacts in individual lives–that is, He exercises Special Divine Providence.  He doesn’t usurp our free will, but He absolutely places His protective hand over us.  

Yesterday my wife and I received Special Divine Providence.  Our experience involved a potential automobile accident.  The abbreviated version is that we were driving through a green traffic light, but had to stop suddenly because another car attempted to take the right-of-way illegally over us.  It turned out to be a great thing, because at this exact millisecond of time, another car traveling at a high rate of speed ran the red light from the opposing direction.  It managed to swerve right to avoid us and left to avoid the other car while remaining under control.  Had these multiple events not occurred exactly as they did, our car would have been t-boned by the car speeding excessively.  I don’t think there’s any question that we would either be in the hospital or funeral home had a collision occurred.  

We experienced Special Divine Providence manifested through the actions of the first driver who attempted to take the right-of-way illegally, which caused us to stop dead in our tracks and provided just enough room for the speeding car to avoid hitting us.  I know skeptics may be eye-rolling now at this claim.  That’s okay, but nothing about our experience yesterday can be explained by mere coincidence.  The odds against the timing and spacing of everything that happened had a lower probability of occurrence than winning a Power Ball.  Say what you will, but I’m glad God looks out for us.  We praise Him!     

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