By Benescke Janse van Rensburg
[BACKGROUND: Thanks to everyone that have shared their testimonies with us. You can continue to do it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I would like to share three testimonies of our readers about God’s protection.]
Reader 1, Elize from Australia: In November last year, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. My oncologist said he would try to control the cancer, but he was unable to cure it. I started chemotherapy and people worldwide prayed for me during their prayer groups.
After each treatment I was terribly sick and felt extremely depressed, seeing that my family are in South Africa. Yet, God sent wonderful people over my path in my small town, Chinchillas, here in Australia.
A few days ago I went back for tests, and the result? The cancer had completely disappeared! The doctor is totally amazed and said it is truly a miracle. All honour to our God. He has answered my prayers.”

Reader 2, Gert: “As a young boy I attended boarding school in Namibia. One afternoon I was alone in my room while all the other children played outside. I suddenly experienced a severe stomach cramp. There I was all alone unable to even utter a sound lying in a bundle. The pain was so severe, I could not move.
In my distress I experienced the soft voice of the Holy Spirit guiding me to call out to God. Because my strength was deteriorating, I could only manage to whisper: ‘Lord, help me ...’ I said it four times.
Suddenly I experienced a warm sensation flowing through my body, before I realized that the pain was completely gone! I jumped up and ran from the room.
I am 51 years old today, but I will never forget that afternoon in God’s presence. All glory to Him!”

Reader 3, Petro: “My parents and I share a house in Mossel Bay. Every morning before I leave for work, my mother and I pray together. Yesterday morning she prayed that God would specifically keep everyone safe on their way to work and when they return home later in the day.
On my way home yesterday afternoon, I waited at the traffic light at an intersection to get onto the highway. At exactly the moment the light turned green, I felt a hand around my ankle preventing me to push down on the accelerator. I looked up and saw a vehicle heading for the intersection. Although the traffic light for them already turned red, the driver clearly did not have any intention to stop. The vehicle crossed through the intersection at full speed missing my car literally by a few centimetres.
When I finally turned, I stopped in the yellow line a few metres away and closed my eyes to thank God. Although I didn’t have any passengers physically with me in my car, I have no doubt that I had a Passenger from above who prevented a fatal accident.”

Just as for Elize, Gert and Petro, God wants to heal, protect and guide you daily. Listen to the words in Psalm 91:9-10: If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.”
Do not leave your home and start your day before asking God to protect you and your loved ones. He wants to do it for you! God bless.

Father God, thank you for sending us your Spirit to guide, protect and heal us. Help me to be obedient when you are guiding me. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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 ** Benescke Janse van Rensburg is a freelance journalist and author of the books, Ontdek God in die stories van mense and also Wysheid, oordenkings uit Spreuke.