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Jacob-Wrestling God–One Wheeled Plane

While flying across the ocean the captain of the last Delta flight spoke over the speaker, "Please do not be alarmed but there will be emergency vehicles on the ground waiting for us as our hydraulic system is not working on one side."


Say what? No wheels on one side?


I could have panicked right there and then in this tiny seat on this Delta flight. But for the first time I had peace that surpasses all understanding. Still surprised by it as I am usually the person who panics quickly.

I took out my cell phone to open my Bible application and read this one verse over and over until I memorized it by heart. Praying to God that I need to be here for my family, but also trusting if the landing does not go so well.



Psalm 46:7, 11 (MSG)
Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.



I looked out the window and thanked the Lord and trusted His plan. Whatever the outcome would be.

Truly I tell you the devil wanted to steal my joy that day and I had peace that was not of me. I simply turned my fear straight to God.

The captain spoke once more over the speakers to store every single item away as the cabin grew oddly quiet.



"Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us."



It was time to land this international plane with a full load of people and it was as angels themselves landed it. I have never had a better landing then this one on one wheel. Not one single bump or shake, it was peaceful!


"Praise the Lord", I shouted out and the entire crew of passengers applauded at once. But the applaud truly goes to the Lord!


So, what to make of this story? What can you take from this?

When you are about to go into a battle, maybe the battle with your finances, your health, your children, marriage, family, depression, etc…

Call out to the Lord with praises and turn your fear to faith. Sing with Psalms to our Holy God.



"Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us."

Psalm 46711 MSG





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