Do you spend time criticizing yourself, thinking, “Well, I blew it again” and believing that God is waiting to ding you once more, or bring some adversity your way? He does not work that way, if you are a believer, as we are no longer under the Law.  His grace will follow you everywhere, and you have the very righteousness of God, according to the Bible.

I have learned through experience (some of it very unpleasant of my own making) that God’s favor rests on me and goes where I go. He puts certain people in place just at the right time, and I have seen this repeatedly in my life. Here’s an example where He put two different people in place to help me when I needed it.

It was 1976 and I was a major in the U.S. Air Force and scheduled to give a presentation on the “Use and Misuse of Antibiotics” at a conference in Wiesbaden, Germany. I was living in England and boarded the European Eagle, a USAF transport plane to take me there. We had a stop in Ramstein, Germany and my papers said that the flight was then to continue up to Rhine/Main air base, which is close to Wiesbaden.

Well, we all got off the plane at Ramstein and it soon became clear to me that this was the end of the line – the plane was not going any further! I was duly perplexed and on the verge of panic when a colonel approached me and asked if I needed any help. I told him my situation and he took me in his car to the local bahnhof, or train station and helped me buy a ticket to Wiesbaden.

On that train I happened to be seated next to a general’s daughter who was on her way to Wiesbaden to see her boy friend. She remarked to me, “You know we have to change trains half way there.” No, I didn’t! At the appropriate time we had two minutes to change trains, and after a while that train pulled into the bahnhof at Wiesbaden and guess what….my hotel, the von Steuben, was just across the street! I had to praise the Lord and thank Him for the help. Otherwise, I might still be wandering around Germany today!

Blessings,

Dr. J

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