Thursday, November 19, 2009

Falling asleep in the arms of my Comforter

Has there ever been a time when you have been scared for your life?

Just a few hours ago, a man broke into my house. One of my roommates was out and the other had been downstairs when he entered. Without a cell phone nearby, she ran out through the front door and drove to her sorority house on campus. All the while, I was upstairs in my room falling asleep to sounds of what I thought was my roommate downstairs.

When I got the call from my roommate saying that a man was inside the house and that I needed to lock my door, time froze. As I sat on my bed, the definition of fear was personified by the refusal of my heart to beat, the shallowness of my breath, and the inability to move.

As I locked my door—my lacrosse stick in hand—I sat at the base of my bedroom door. While listening to the comforting words of my angel and best friend over the phone, I was overwhelmed with certain words of Truth. The words of Truth that came to mind were Isaiah 43:5--“Fear not for I am with you” and Matthew 10:28--“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul."

Even with an intruder in one of the rooms next to me, I knew God had surrounded me with Guardian angels. His love and the prayers of many rested upon me, and I remained in the assurance that whatever happened next would be His will.

Even though my breath is still shallow and my heart is pacing rapidly, I know that God, my refuge and my strength, is wrapping His loving arms around me. Snuggled deep within those strong and loving arms tonight, I will find rest.

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:15).


  1. I am so sorry Sarah... I'm so happy that you are safe. My heart almost stopped when I read the first few lines of your post.. Isaiah 43 is such a special verse to me, it is so powerful.

  2. Mercy!!! I'm glad that you're SAFE and I HOPE the roommate called the police ASAP and they caught the intruder! Could the roommate not have gone NEXT DOOR and called the police?! That would have saved precious minutes. Just thinking about my great-niece here. Ask your Grandmother about a similar experience she had many years ago and how her cool thinking and her guardian angel helped her escape!

    Love and miss you,
    Aunt Dianne