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Calm in the Storm
by Angela Posey-Arnold
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Calm In The Storm

In times of trouble, God is there. He is the calm in the midst of a storm. I know that I know that I know. He sends His angels to help us.

I have experienced this promise from God. Sharing this message is a pleasure. Taking each opportunity to share and testify to the hope of this promise from God. It is a message I have been given to share. I am a witness to the reality that God keeps His promises.

It is interesting that when I share this message with others I can usually tell immediately if they believe that God really does send His angels to watch over us. Those that do not believe don・t listen, they think I am just telling a fairy tale. Some have said that I make this stuff up. Oh, I say let them think what they want to think, it will drive them crazy thinking so much. It really doesn・t matter what people think. I know what I have experienced and I know I have a message of hope for the ones who do believe. The ones who believe Psalms 91.

Psalms 91 The Living Bible

We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God Who is above all gods. This I declare, that He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him. For He rescues you from every trap, and protects you from the fatal plague. He will shield you with His wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armour. Now you don・t need to be afraid of the dark any more, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning. Though a thousand fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, the evil will not touch me. I will see how the wicked are punished but I will not share it. For Jehovah is my refuge! I choose the God above all gods to shelter me. How then can evil overtake me or any plague come near? For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail. You can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes, even trample them beneath your feet! For the Lord says, :Because he loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trust My name. When he calls on Me I will answer; I will be with him in trouble, and rescue him and honor him. I will satisfy him with a full life and give him My salvation.;

After years of court battles with my husband・s ex-wife we found ourselves on the way back to the court house for yet another attack. We had tried for many years to do the right thing for his children but nothing we ever did was good enough. The more money we paid to support the children the more their mother wanted. She would lie, even in court, to get it. The more we tried to do the right thing the worse things got.

We were dragged through court more times than I care to remember. There comes a time when all things must come to an end. There comes a breaking point for people who are continually frustrated, mistreated and misjudged. Justice not served over and over to the same people finally catches up.

One such day we arrived at court for yet another attack. Our own lawyer sold us out and turned on us. This very bad day my husband took all he could emotionally, he broke. He just broke. His blood pressure shot up, he stood up and fired the lawyer. Then he passed out and hit the floor.

My husband・s nickname is :Bear; so that tells you some about his physique. He hit the floor with a loud thud and our lawyer ran like a scaled pig. I immediately got on my cell phone and called 911. When the ambulance arrived my husband had regained consciousness but his blood pressure was 200/180. He was confused, disoriented and refusing to ride in the ambulance to the hospital. I was going to take him. Everything happened very fast.

Sheriff・s deputies had gathered around as we started out of the room. Our lawyer just stood there. I could have used some help but he obviously was not going to help us.

As we were walking out of the court room I said to the lawyers, the judge, DHR and the plaintiff, :This needs to stop, see what your greed has done?; I suppose I was talking too loud. A deputy grabbed my arm. When he did, my husband who was behind me saw the deputy grab me. In his state of despair, confusion and ultimate frustration he hit the deputy. That is really not a good thing to do.

That is when everything broke loose. The next thing I knew there were deputies everywhere. They sprayed mace in my husband・s face and had him down on the floor. They picked him up and threw him down the stairs. By this time I was in the elevator crouched down in the corner, calling Jesus. I screamed, :JESUS;. I needed Him right then.

The doors closed on the elevator and I was still crouched down in the corner trying to keep from getting hit in all of the violence around me. I looked up and there on the elevator was a sheriff・s deputy, my mother in law and a man.

My eyes were immediately drawn to the sweet face of this man. His hands were extending towards me and helping me up. He had the sweetest face, old overalls and a dirty baseball cap. The next thing I knew he was holding me in his arms, actually holding me up. He smelled so sweet and I felt safe, right in the middle of violence and fear, I felt peace. He held me close to him all the way down in the elevator. He walked me out the courthouse door.

I calmed down, and actually breathed. I stood there watching the police violently throw my sick husband in the back of the police car to take him to jail. How could anything be any worse?

I looked for the man that had helped me, he was gone. He was just gone. But, the peace and comfort that surrounded him remained. In the midst of the storm I had peace. Everything was going to be alright. I knew that Jesus was with me and with my husband.

I didn・t have much time to think about the mysterious sweet smelling man on the elevator until the next day. I asked my mother-in-law about the man with the overalls in the elevator. She said, :Angela, the only people on the elevator were you, me and the deputy.; She did not even see the man. But I did. I can still remember how he smelled. I know exactly who he was and Who sent him to help me.

In the midst of it all, I felt peace. My husband feels peace now because we know that no matter what life brings, God is there. God is our refuge. He will shelter us with His mighty wings, and if need be, He will send His angels to help us up when we can・t move on our own.

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Anne Linington 10 Sep 2007
You have bravely shared a very poignant story- sounds like an Angel in overalls to me! On a writing level, would you be better going straight in to the story, finishing with the Bible verses and lesson learned? Just a suggestion to think over.


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