On Dec. 24 last year, on the way to Iowa for Christmas in the snow, the car in front of me started spinning out, causing me to start spinning out. I ended up facing the opposite direction of traffic on Interstate 270 in St. Louis.
But I did not hit a single car and I was able to turn the car around and pull off to the side of the road unhurt.
After pulling myself together, my only thought was that God was protecting me.
There are moments in our lives when we wonder if God is watching over us, but in that moment I knew for certain that he was. There is really no other explanation for how I (and my car) escaped that situation unscathed.
The words of Psalm 20:1 were fulfilled in my life that day:
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
Now I find myself much more grateful for safe travels and much more aware of the small blessings God grants to us every day out of his sheer mercy and love for us. He is always looking out for us and I found that out firsthand. Thank God today for all the ways that he protects you!