9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, In the Lord, whose word I praise, 11 In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 13 For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed, my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living. (Psalm 56 NASB)
There are things in my life story I don’t talk about very often. Not many people know the occurrences. I tried to write a book about it, but it triggered a lot of fear, and I found myself curling up, emotionally, at the remembering of these things. I feel people, women especially, need to hear these survival stories. Someone recently told me that I need to share, perhaps someone’s life can be saved. Part of why I don’t share them often, is I never was touched. I got away every time. Some precious women have not been so fortunate. But for the sake of those who have not been stalked yet, let me share. It happened to me three times. I was targeted by men who definitely had ill intentions. All three times, I got away. God spoke to me as I prayed, once I could sense the danger, and I followed His direction. Perhaps one day I will write them down in a book, especially the ways that God enabled me to get away. But for now, please just hear me, precious women, older and younger, as I share the one thing God made clear to me. DON’T WALK ALONE IN ISOLATED AREAS. Parks are so beautiful and I loved walking the trails with my dogs. I would sing to God, pray, and it was precious time with Him. But we have an enemy who hates us, and will target us, through others at times; in order to harm us. God rescued me these several times, but made it clear to me after the last time it happened, that I was not to walk alone in isolated places anymore. I pass this piece of advice to you. I don’t want to perpetuate fear, just caution. Be aware of your surroundings, always. Be vigilant in watching over one another. All three of these men were strangers, seeking an opportune time. All three times, I was walking alone in an isolated area. God saved me, but sternly warned me not to do this again, and I don’t, ever, walk alone in these parks without my husband, son or a friend. Let us heed the voice of God when He warns us of danger. He loves us and wants to protect us, but we need to do our part, and obey His leadings. Have a Blessed day.