By Benescke Janse van Rensburg
[BACKGROUND: Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me their testimonies. 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 two testimonies of God’s protection and care for us today.]
Reader 1, Shani: “ Recently I  had a strange dream. In  my dream my late grandfather and husband were having a conversation. When I woke up the next morning, I asked God to guide me through his Holy Spirit to understand the message hidden in the dream (as my grandfather passed away ten years ago).
In my heart, I felt a strong urge to pray for my husband’s protection. Throughout the whole day, I kept on praying for the blood of Jesus Christ to be upon him.
When my husband came home after a busy day at work, I immediately asked him if he experienced any danger that day. With a surprised look on his face, he replied: “Yes, I missed a head-on collision literally by seconds!
In my heart I praised God for his faithfulness to warn me beforehand to pray for my husband. All glory goes to Him!”
Reader 2, Henk: “A few Sundays ago, my car’s battery suddenly went dead(it was less than two years old). I was very disappointed as this meant unnecessary costs to replace it.
The following morning, I took an alternative route to work in order to get a new battery. Just before I got onto the highway, I saw a hitchhiker next to the road. He looked desperate. Even though I have a policy to never pick up hitchhikers, as it can be dangerous, I feel in my heart that I had to give the man a lift.
We started talking and he (Willem) told me that he was looking for work in Pretoria. After he lost his job in September last year, he and his family were forced to sell many of their valuable possessions in order to get by. At that time he and his family was already without food for three days.
One of his biggest challenges was to get his tools back. Being a handy man, he was devastated when he had to sell his tools  in order to get money for food. He now had a potential job, but needed his tools. Again I felt that God led me to help him. We went to Benoni to the shop where he sold the tools earlier and we managed to buy it back.
Later-on Willem told me that he had  lost all hope when he stood next to the road that Monday morning. In fact, he was on his way to commit suicide – but then I stopped and picked him up.  
I still stand in amazement at God’s love and his desire to help us through any difficult situation. And I praise Him that He used me by leading me on  an alternative route to work that day , so I could be an instrument in his hand that day!”

Shani and Henk is right. God wants to help and protect us. Listen to the words in Psalm 121:7-8: The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

God is the Alpha and Omega. He knows our past, our current crises, but also what He has in store for us in the future. Let us choose to trust Him to protect us – and to carry us through every crisis. God bless.
Father God, thank you for being involved in my life and for protecting me daily. Lead me through your Spirit to know when you need me to be an instrument for you. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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** BOOK LAUNCH OF WYSHEID, OORDENKINGS UIT SPREUKE by Benescke Janse van Rensburg: Saturday, 25 February 2012, Bellville. For more information, contact Karin at 021 949 7419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

** Benescke Janse van Rensburg is a motivational speaker, freelance journalist and author of the books, Ontdek God in die stories van mense and also Wysheid, oordenkings uit Spreuke.