16 aug. 2017


Mr. Gobat, the late Bishop of Jerusalem, retired on one occasion, in a season of deep spiritual depression and gloom, into a cavern. There he poured out his heart in earnest supplication, beseeching that God would not desert him, but encourage him in his trials.

He remained in the cavern for some time.

He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler. Psalm 91:1-4

When Mr. Gobat rose from his knees, his eyes had become accustomed to the darkness. Suddenly he saw that he had been there with a hyena and her cubs, which yet had, marvellously, not been permitted to attack him. At the very time when he deemed himself forgotten, he received this striking manifestation that the God of providence was nigh to shield and protect him.

Let us make God our refuge, and He will be our refuge.
Let is seek shelter in Him, and He will shelter us.
Source: Memoirs of Bishop Gobat.

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh WOW! What a powerful story of God's mercy, grace, and power to save and protect us! Thank you for this today. Our nation is in such turmoil. Praying that God will protect us from the "hyenas" of life. There are many of them out there right now...but our God is all powerful, and He will prevail! Praise God!


  2. What an encouraging story, Ariella. When we don't even see what is right there, He sees...

  3. Oh! Wonderful story! Thank you! How many times has God helped us when we knew nothing about it!? How many times has a burden lifted and we did not know He sent His angels!? How many times has peace flooded our souls after a trying circumstance and we never saw the Divine Agent sent to help us!? God is good to His children!

  4. Yes! I love that scripture too from Psalm 91, and often read it at bedtime it soothes my soul!! Its so nice to open your post and see the beautiful and comforting words. Blessings and Love to you!!