A Word from God Can Save a Life

Proverbs 12:25- An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

 

It was an ordinary Sunday serving on the Church Children’s Ministry, so I thought. And we actually ended up a little short-handed that day, so the person that I usually serve with in the 2-3 yr. olds class had to work the sign-in table that day. My supervisor enters the room, “Okay Sister Robyn, we’re short-handed so Sister L. (I won’t publish her name) has to work the front table and i’ll have to pair you with a teenage steward today.” At first I thought to myself, I’ll have to do everything by myself today, but I quickly got myself in check and accepted the responsibility. My teenage partner soon entered the room and we began the day. We introduced ourselves and I gave her a brief overview of everything we usually do on Sundays with the children. I gave her the task of reciting the confessions with the children, she did so when that part of the service came and the entire remainder of the service was a blessing and a lot of fun. She said she had fun as well and I was glad of that, however, the entire time I noticed that Sister K. (I won’t publish her name) seemed low and a bit disconnected. Toward the end of the service out of the blue, she asked, ” Sister Robyn do you know of anyone who can take me home?” Before I knew it I answered, ” I can take you home”. This was the Lord prompting me to answer “yes” because after answering her I looked around as to say “did I just say that?” I did this because I have a real problem with shyness when meeting new people, but I accepted the task.

The stewards prayed out at the end of service as we always do and Sister K. and I headed to my car. As I started the engine, I began to make small talk with her and asked her where she lived. No more than three minutes after I pulled out into traffic, she began to confide in me in a way that brought shock.  “I had a pretty tough time the other night”, she began. I responded, how so?” I had no idea what she was about to tell me, but I braced myself. She proceeded, ” I ran away from home and attempted to kill myself. I drank some bleach and had to be rushed to the hospital. I was there a couple days and then released. Now I’m on suicide watch. I did it because of my dad. He blames me for everything that goes wrong and for everything that my brothers do. It’s not my fault.”

As soon as she began to explain that, I understood why God chose me to drive her home that day. I asked for her hand and began to pray with her pleading the blood over her mind and her life. I then gave her my own testimony and I know that a seed was sown into good ground that day. We took the scenic route to her house, but it was worth it because it gave me the opportunity to minister to her. When we arrived at her house, I gave her my number and some food.

She’s seventeen years young and I remember seventeen being the worst/best year of my life filled with depression and anxiety, but it all prepared me for such a time as this. I got saved this year, drew closer to God and realized my purpose. I thank God for giving me edifying words for her that she so desperately needed that day.

The ultimate message of this article is this: If God gives you an assignment concerning another soul, TAKE IT! Their life may depend on it. Literally!Don’t worry about how it may sound or whether they will be receptive or not. Allow him to pour into you the words you will need. God chooses those who are willing to be used. Those words are intended to encourage the heart and bring life to someone else’s seemingly dead situation.

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Comments

  1. Katryna says:

    I really needed this right now. Thank you for sharing and I pray that the young lady is doing better.

  2. Tia says:

    This was such a blessing for me as well. I’m glad God was able to use you in her life.

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