By Liu Mei, China My name is Liu Mei and I’m 62. Earlier this year, a sudden illness affected me and made me quite helpless. In that life-and-death crisis, I had no family by my side and I could only pray to God and rely on Him to save me. Through the experience, I saw that life and death are in God’s hands and God is our only rock. At about midnight on February 10, 2018, my blood pressure increased suddenly, which caused a cerebral thrombosis. At that moment, my heart palpitated violently, and I felt panicked. Also, I felt so much tightness in my chest that I almost couldn’t breathe. In this condition, I felt I could die at any time. I was so afraid, and I wanted to call my daughter and son-in-law for help, but I couldn’t voice any words. I lay on the bed, unable to move at all as I was so weak. I thought, “What can I do? I’ve been suddenly struck by an illness and neither of them knows. It’s a long time before dawn. If I die, no one will know. …” The more I thought of this, the more I was afraid. So I hurriedly prayed to God, “O God! Now I don’t have the ability to move or call my family. I can only rely on You. Whether I will die or survive this night, I’m willing to commit it into Your hands and let You rule over and arrange everything.” After praying, I remembered God’s words, “Almighty God is an all-powerful physician! To dwell in sickness is to be sick, but to dwell in the spirit is to be well. If you have but one breath, God will not let you die.” God’s words gave me faith. Though my daughter wasn’t by my side, I thought, “The One I believe in is Almighty God. My life is in God’s hands, and so whether I will die or not is decided by God.” Thinking of this, I wasn’t so afraid, and I lay there without knowing for how long until I slowly fell unconscious. The next morning, my daughter saw that I still wasn’t out of my room at about 8 o’clock, so she came into my room to wake me. When she saw me lying coma-like with an ashen face she was very frightened and cried loudly, “Mom, what’s going on? Mom! What’s wrong with you? …” Then I faintly heard my daughter crying and my son-in-law speaking, and thereupon I gradually came to my senses and feebly opened my eyes. On seeing me awake, my daughter lifted me up quickly. However, my mind was unclear. Furthermore, my tongue was stiff, so I couldn’t say a word, and my eyes were so blurred that I could not see them clearly. In a daze, I heard them say they were going to send me to the hospital. Then I blacked out again. I did not know how much time passed before I recovered my senses again. I realized I was in an ambulance. But I still couldn’t move, and I was suffocating and unable to speak, as if I was dying. I could do nothing but pray to God silently, “Dear God! Please save me. God! Only You can save me.” After a short while, I fainted again. The next time I came around and opened my eyes, I saw my son-in-law keeping watch by my bedside. I asked him with great difficulty, “Where am I?” Seeing me awake from my coma, he was so happy and answered me quickly, “Mom, you’ve finally come round. We are in the hospital and you have been in a coma for three days.” At that time, my head was still dizzy, and I felt as if I had slept for a long time. I was limp and weak all over, and was unable to move. And when I spoke, I had great difficulty in breathing and was inarticulate because of my stiff tongue. But at least my mind was clear. When I heard what my son-in-law said, my first thought was that God was beside me watching over and protecting me. It was because God had listened to my prayer and saved me that I repeatedly came out of the coma during those three days. Thinking of this, I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing down my face, and I continually thanked God in my heart. That afternoon, I felt a little better and I could turn my body over. Later, the doctor came and said to my son-in-law, “Your mother’s mouth is crooked and she’s speaking with a lisp. These are the signs of a stroke. Maybe she will suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the future.” Hearing this, my son-in-law didn’t speak for a long time. I couldn’t help worrying myself by thinking, “Alzheimer’s disease? Doesn’t that mean I will be an imbecile? What will I do if that happens?” The more I thought of this, the more scared I was and the more awful I felt. But then I thought of God’s words, “Of everything that occurs in the universe, there is nothing that I do not have the final say in. What exists that is not in My hands?” God’s words calmed me down. I prayed to God silently, “O God! Hearing what the doctor said, I felt a bit scared. But I believe all things are in Your hands, as is my fate. I’m willing to entrust my life to You.” After the prayer, I became less afraid than before. To my surprise, my condition improved quickly. On the fourth day of my hospitalization, I could get up and walk around by myself. The next day just happened to be Chinese New Year’s Eve. Seeing my condition had improved, my son-in-law didn’t want me to spend the New Year in the hospital, so he asked the doctor to prescribe medication for me for a week so that I…
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“God Bless” Introduction People often say that “Storms gather without warning and misfortune befalls men overnight.” In our present age of rapidly expanding science, modern transportation and material wealth, the disasters that are happening all around us increase each day. When we flip open the newspaper or turn on the TV, what we mainly see is: wars, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, floods, air crashes, mining disasters, societal unrest, violent conflicts, terrorist attacks etc. All we see are natural calamities and man-made disasters. These disasters are frequently occurring and they are becoming increasingly intense. This onslaught of disaster brings with it suffering, blood, maiming and death. Misfortunes occur around us at all times, emphasizing the brevity and frailness of life. We have no way of predicting what kind of disasters we will encounter in the future. Moreover, we do not know what course of action we should take. As members of mankind, what should we do to break free from these disasters? In this program, you will find out the answer. You will find out the only way to receive God’s protection so that you can survive the impending disasters. » You can click here to watch more:
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By Zhongxin “Ma’am, Xiaowei had a brain hemorrhage. She’s in the hospital right now, and the doctor says they need to operate immediately …” I was shocked when I received a call from my daughter’s friend in Thailand. No wonder I hadn’t been able to reach my daughter on the phone the last few days. My daughter was sick, and very seriously. In the moment, I didn’t know what to do. When I put down the phone, I quickly went before God and prayed, “God! My daughter has had a brain hemorrhage in Thailand and needs surgery. You know that I am small in stature, and I don’t know what to do about such a thing happening to me. I can only look to You and entrust this to You. My daughter’s life and death are in Your hands. Please enlighten and guide me as I rely on You.” Before long, my phone rang again, and my daughter’s friend hurriedly said, “Ma’am, Xiaowei’s condition is very serious, and she may not make it through the surgery. You should open WeChat to see her one last time!” When I heard her say this might be the last time I saw my daughter, I suddenly panicked. I felt myself go limp, and tears flowed from my eyes. I quickly opened WeChat on my phone and saw my daughter lying in a hospital bed connected to an oxygen machine. I was stunned, and my whole body began to shake. I kept asking myself, “Is this really the last time I’ll see my daughter?” Joy and Sadness as I See My Daughter Clinging to Life in a Foreign Land The next day I went with my niece to apply for a passport. On the evening of January 31, we took a plane from China to Thailand. I was confused, and prayed silently to God, “God! I am worried about my daughter. Was her surgery successful? Will I arrive to see a living daughter? God! I’m very confused right now. Please keep my heart quiet in Your presence.” After praying, I thought of these words of God: “… for I am your Father; I am your strong tower, I am your shelter, and I am your backup. Moreover, I am your Almighty One; I am your all!” Yes! God was my backing and my greatest support. Whether my daughter was healthy or unhealthy, and her life and death, were in God’s hands. God is omnipotent, and I should entrust my daughter to God. Gradually, my panicked heart calmed itself. Early on the morning of February 1st, we arrived at the hospital in Thailand. My daughter was lying motionless on the bed, her eyes were closed, her face was yellowed and thin, her hair was completely shaved, and the wound where she had been cut open was sewn shut with dense stitches. The sight of her made my heart ache. I touched her hand with mine, and when she didn’t react, tears burst from my eyes. My daughter’s friend said softly to console me, “The doctor said Xiaowei’s operation was very successful. She simply has a bad headache, and she didn’t sleep last night, so she needs to sleep for a while. You should also go get some rest.” Hearing the news that my daughter’s surgery was successful finally alleviated the anxiety in my heart. A little over two hours later, I returned to the hospital. My daughter was awake. She saw me and said with a weak voice, “Mom, what are you doing here? I’m not dreaming, am I? Mom, please help me, I’m in so much pain.” I lay down next to my daughter and said with concern, “Honey, people’s lives are in God’s hands. Call out to God, and God will help us.” In the Revelations of God’s Words, I Discover My Intentions in My Belief in God Are Incorrect After that, I looked at my daughter, who still seemed to be in great pain, which was very upsetting for me. I thought to myself, “I only have one daughter. My husband and I both believe in God and do our duties, and no matter how many brothers and sisters we need to receive, we are happy to expend and pay the price, so why could such a disaster happen to us? If anything happens to my daughter and she dies here, my life will be meaningless, so I might as well die here too.” The moment I had the thought, I felt I was in the wrong state. I realized that this was blaming and misunderstanding God, and falling into the snare of Satan’s temptation. I quickly came before God and called out, “God! Please keep me, so that my heart may be still before You. No matter whether my daughter lives or dies, I believe everything is in Your hands. No matter what You do, it is righteous. I know that Your good intentions are behind this matter, so I ask for Your enlightenment and guidance, so that I may understand what lessons I should learn from this.” Later, I saw these words from God: “You hope that your faith in God will not entail any challenges or tribulations, or the slightest hardship. You always pursue those things that are worthless, and you attach no value to life, instead putting your own extravagant thoughts before the truth. You are so worthless! … What you pursue is to be able to gain peace after believing in God, for your children to be free from illness, for your husband to have a good job, for your son to find a good wife, for your daughter to find a decent husband, for your oxen and horses to plow the land well, for a year of good weather for your crops. This is what you seek. Your pursuit is only to live in comfort, for no accidents to befall your family, for the winds to pass you by, for your face to be untouched…
By Wu Min Midday one day, Xiaomin’s husband had some drinks out after helping someone, and then got in bed for a nap after returning home. Seeing that he looked unwell, Xiaomin poured a glass of water for him. Her husband took a sip and went back to sleep. She felt certain that he had had a lot to drink and figured he’d be fine after sleeping for a little while, so she left to go to work. Xiaomin was scared stiff by the scene before her eyes when she returned home in that afternoon. Her husband, Laowu, was facing up on the bed—his face was purple, he was foaming at the mouth and nostrils, and his head lolled to the side. Utterly horrified, she quickly grabbed a roll of paper towels to clean him up while shouting at him, “Laowu, what’s wrong? Can you hear me? Say something! Laowu! Laowu! …” No matter how she yelled, her husband remained unconscious and unresponsive. It occurred to her that there was a pharmacy close by, so she rushed over to find a doctor. Once she got there and the doctor heard about Laowu’s condition, he immediately went to the house with Xiaomin. Seeing his symptoms, the doctor said, “This isn’t good; get him to the hospital as soon as possible for emergency treatment!” After the ambulance arrived and the doctor had loaded Laowu into the ambulance, Xiaomin thought with a sinking heart: “I don’t know if my husband can get through this. If he doesn’t make it, how can I go on living?” At the hospital, people were rushing to and fro and there was a hubbub of voices. She was extremely nervous and anxious, and could clearly feel that her heart was beating faster. A doctor, sighing over and over, said to Xiaomin, “Your husband’s condition is very serious; we honestly may not be able to save him. You should prepare yourself.” Hearing this left her extremely upset. If her husband were to pass away like that, the entire burden of their home would fall on her alone. How would she be able to bear that? How could she live like that? At this thought, her heart ached tremendously … The number of onlookers grew and grew, and someone said, “It’s gotten this bad already. Even if everything goes well, he’ll still be a vegetable.” These words were like a knife to Xiaomin’s heart. Just as she was experiencing this helplessness and suffering, it occurred to her that she is a person of faith, so she silently prayed to God, “Oh, God! My husband is unconscious right now, and he is very seriously ill. This is a life and death situation. I’m really upset and I don’t know how I should undergo this. May You lead me. Amen!” After praying, a passage of God’s words sprung up in her mind: “Almighty God, the Head of all things, wields His kingly power from His throne. He rules over the universe and all things, and He is in the act of guiding us on the whole earth. We shall at every moment be close to Him, and come before Him in quietness, never missing a single moment, and with lessons for us to learn at all times. Everything, from the surrounding environment to people, affairs, and things, all exist by permission of His throne. Do not on any account let grievances arise in your heart, or God will not bestow His grace upon you.” From God’s words, Xiaomin realized that God created the world and mankind, and that God is in charge of everything. He rules and arranges the stars in the cosmos; the mountains, rivers, lakes, and oceans; the birds and the beasts; people’s families, marriages, and work as well as their future paths, and life, aging, sickness, and death. He also rules and arranges the good things and the bad things that happen day in and day out. No matter what type of environment God furnishes, His will is within it. We are short-sighted, and we often cannot see into things, but if we only set aside our own perceptions and have no resentment in our hearts, if we stick with it to the end, we will definitely see God’s deeds. We will understand God’s will in setting up that environment, and as a result, we’ll comprehend God’s love. Xiaomin knew that her husband becoming ill contained God’s benevolence within it and that she should rely on God to get through this. At this point, her heart found some peace. After the doctor finished imaging for Laowu, he told Xiaomin, “His lungs are completely obstructed; there is no hope of survival….” Seeing that his lower half was entirely purple, and he went on to say, “You need to be mentally prepared. Your husband could die at any moment.” Hearing this as she stood in the hospital hallway, she slumped weakly against the wall and prayed to God over and over, asking God to give her faith and lead her in the face of these circumstances. She then recalled the story of Job. When Job’s fields of livestock were stolen by robbers, his children were wiped out, and even his own body was covered with sores, Job recognized that his possessions, his children, and his own life had all come from God. Originally, he had nothing at all. Throughout all of that, Job maintained a heart that feared God and shunned evil; he had a true faith in God. He did not blame God, but said the words, “Jehovah gave, and Jehovah has taken away; blessed be the name of Jehovah” (Job 1:21). When this occurred to Xiaomin she felt much calmer. She was willing to fear God and shun evil as Job had and to obey God’s rule no matter what happened next with her husband. She was willing to put her husband’s life and death in God’s hands, and to allow God to arrange everything. After that, the…
By Liang Zhi, United States I was protected by God in a car accident. It was about 1 p.m. on the sixteenth day of the first lunar month of 2015 when I was riding home on my electric scooter. As I rode from east to west and got to about thirty meters from a crossroads in the town, I saw more than twenty taxis and buses parked on both sides of the street and many people standing there waiting to take vehicles to go home, so I slowed my scooter down because there were no traffic lights ahead. Unexpectedly, when I was carefully crossing the road, a car drove rapidly toward me from north to south. Before I realized what was going on, there sounded a loud crash and I was sent flying with my scooter and lost my consciousness. When I opened my eyes, I heard someone call: “Look! He finally woke up.” At this time, I only felt dizzy, I could hardly breathe, and my right arm, back, and waist were very painful. Before I had time to think, there came an ambulance. When I was carried to it, I heard people discussing this thing. They said: “Wow! He was thrown over ten meters away by the car, but he is still alive. He is really lucky!” “Yes. Accidents always take place at this crossroads. Last month, a man and his wife and child on a motorcycle had a car accident. They got hit by a car at this crossroads and it sent them flying for several meters. The couple was dead despite emergency treatment, and only the child was saved.” “Alas! Look! The bumper and the front of the car have been smashed. The scooter was knocked out of shape and the helmet was also thoroughly broken. The man may be badly injured …” Hearing these words, I was moved to tears. I knew very well that it was because of God’s great power and protection that I could survive such a terrible car accident. I was full of gratitude toward God in my heart. After I was sent to the county hospital, I was given a series of examination, including electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, X-ray. The doctor saw all the results and said to me with amazement: “You had such a terrible car accident and were sent flying so far by the car, but now the results show that nothing is seriously wrong with you. It’s simply a miracle!” At this time, I was very excited and said quietly to myself: “Thank God! It was God who protected and saved me! …” Then another doctor said: “Now your condition is not bad, but we can’t guarantee whether it will leave sequela on you or not. We suggest that you be hospitalized for examination in case of any future trouble.” And the car driver also said excitedly: “Thank Heaven! It’s nice that you are well. You are truly blessed by Heaven! Mr. Liang, the doctor is right. You can be hospitalized for examination in case of any after-effects.” At this time, I thought about God’s love for me that hot tears of gratitude again welled up in my eyes. I said to them seriously: “Today it was because Heaven protected me that I could be saved from danger. Since nothing is wrong with me, then there is no need to be hospitalized.” God’s words helped me out of temptation when Satan tempted me. Several days later, the traffic police team called me to handle the accident. The car driver and I came to the traffic police team. The Deputy Captain Jiang showed us the accident record, saying that the car driver was suspected of drunken driving and should take all responsibility for the accident. And then he asked us to negotiate with each other about the claim. The driver crisply said: “Don’t worry, Mr. Liang! My car has been insured. The insurance company can recompense all your losses, including your loss in income due to missed working time, recuperation costs, and medical expenses. You can take this opportunity to make a claim for more money. I will try my best to help you. Don’t lose this chance or your suffering will be in vain, right?” Then he told me all related matters about the claim. Hearing what he said, I began to waver in my heart: “It’s indeed a good chance. I can easily get a large sum of money without needing to work hard. That’s really a nice thing.” I then thought of one of my relatives. He had a car accident and claimed over one hundred thousand yuan in compensation. Later, he built a house and bought much furniture. His family led a comfortable life. But look at me: in these years, my mother got ill, and my wife fell off the bicycle and broke her arm. Much money has been spent on their treatment. Now we are a little pressed for money. If I can take this opportunity to get tens of thousands yuan, then our living conditions will be improved. By then … When I was indulging in fantasy, suddenly, I was somewhat dizzy and felt uncomfortable in my heart. At this time, I realized that my thoughts just now were wrong! I’m a Christian. Now I’m clearly alright; how can I say that there is something seriously wrong with me and make the insurance company compensate me? Isn’t this cheating others? However, the temptation was too great for me. So I could only eagerly call out to God: “God! I can’t resist this temptation and want to claim a sum of money. But I know that I should act according to Your words and live out the likeness that a Christian should have. So I should just claim what is due to me. God, I’m willing to forsake my flesh. May You give me strength so that I can overcome this temptation from Satan.” Just at this time, I thought of God’s words:…
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By Liu Jing, Germany God Protected Me in a Sudden Traffic Accident On the afternoon of December 19, 2014, at past one o’clock, I and Sister Xiaoqing rode a motorbike to work. I was on the back seat. The wind from the northwest was blowing so strongly that my face and ears were red with cold. On the halfway, I couldn’t stand the cold and leaned my head against Sister Xiaoqing’s back. Unconsciously, I didn’t know when I fell asleep. Afterward, I heard Sister Xiaoqing shouting hastily, “Sister Liu Jing! Are you all right? Where are you hurt?” When I opened my eyes, seeing her shocked face and hearing her half-crying voice, I, with a puzzled look, didn’t understand why she asked me these questions. Then I said, “I’m fine.” But when I was ready to stand up, I let out a cry of pain and couldn’t do it. Just then, I was truly awake. I found I was sitting on the edge of the road, and at a distance of several centimeters there was a ditch about three meters deep. I had nearly fallen into the ditch. In that case, wouldn’t I have suffered fractures? I felt rather astounded: What happened? I looked around in alarm and saw the sister’s motorbike lying at the roadside, with its body broken. Behind the motorbike, there was a green truck and a corner of its head was knocked loose. From this, I could image how dangerous the scene that had just happened was. It was really our lives hanging by a thread! At this time, Sister Xiaoqing was crying and saying to me, “We have an accident! Just now, a truck suddenly came up from below the mountain road nearby. When I found it, it was already too late to brake, so our motorbike crashed into it.” As a result, I was thrown more than ten meters away to the edge of the road and Sister Xiaoqing slid down to the roadside along the motorbike. Amazingly, she wasn’t hurt. She told me that she was afraid to look at the scene once again at that time, because the truck knocked on my right leg and its sheet iron stuck into my pants, and then I was thrown and was dragged for a few meters on the ground. Here I just came to myself and knew the ins and outs of this accident. I truly thanked God’s protection from my heart. Then I saw my arm was lacerated, that my red jacket was cut several splits, and that my shoes were broken too badly to wear. But most seriously, in my shank, there was a triangle-shaped wound, more than ten centimeters long, and it was cut deep. I felt so frightened that I couldn’t help crying. I daren’t see my wound again. However, it was strange that the wound wasn’t bleeding and my leg couldn’t move. I thought: Is my leg broken? Will I be disabled? … Later, I was sent to the hospital. After a series of examination, the doctor told me, “Fortunately, your leg isn’t broken, though the wound is a little deep.” Because that road was full of gravel, when the doctor cleaned the wound, much dust and tiny gravel was found in my wound. If the wound wasn’t cleaned up, it would cause inflammation. So the doctor suggested that I should have an operation—cutting off the flesh around the wound before stitching. Because I couldn’t be given an anesthetic when the wound was cleaned, I couldn’t keep from shouting out in pain but the doctor stopped me. I had no idea but to pray to God in my heart, asking Him to give me strength to overcome the pain of my body. After prayer, I obviously felt God’s care and protection, because my body didn’t feel as painful. Later, the operation was done and the doctor said to me, “If you feel pain, you can take some pain-killers.” At night, I learned: A patient around me still couldn’t sleep well for the pain despite having been operated for a month; the other one who had her operation done for a few days still yelped out in pain all day, even though having taken the pain-killers. However, I was not a bit painful after being just operated. The patients around me all felt unbelievable and asked me, “Do you really not feel pain?” When I answered yes, they all admired me and praised me for being able to suffer pain. Actually, in my heart I clearly knew that it was God’s keeping for me. I gave thanks to God in my heart. The next day, the persons of the Emergency Department came to the sickroom and consulted me about the process of the accident. I told them: As our motorbike was traveling at the speed of 60 miles an hour, the truck knocked on my right leg, and then I was thrown for about over ten meters. When the other patients and their relatives heard what I said, they all felt miraculous: In a big collision, how is it even possible that I didn’t get a fracture but only had the leg lacerated? Each of them was in astonishment. Some said I was lucky because anyone in such an accident would either have fractured or died. Some said I was lucky and must accumulate virtues for myself. The others said that I must have met a lucky star. However, I knew it was God that watched over and protected me. I thought of God’s words: “As for God, He is protecting you constantly, keeping you from one misfortune after another and from one disaster after another. This is why I say that everything man has—peace and joy, blessings and personal safety—is in fact all under God’s control, and He guides and decides the life and fate of every individual.” God rules over our mankind’s fate and everything of us. In the face of the disasters, only God can protect…
And through that experience, I feel that God’s love for me is so great, and I only wish to believe in Him and follow Him earnestly in the rest of my life, fulfilling my duty of a created being to repay His love.
I Bore Witness to God’s Sovereignty to My Son and He Returned to God After they left my son told me: “Mom, I can hardly bear the pain.” Seeing him so painful, I said pityingly: “Xiaoqiang, why don’t you call out to God when suffering such a great misfortune? Didn’t you read God’s words before? Only God can save you!” After a while, I heard my son calling out: “O God! Save me!” At this moment, I felt indescribably excited in my heart, thinking: If he can receive the salvation of God through this accident, it will really count as a blessing in disguise. After a few more seconds, my son said to me sadly: “Mom, with my injured legs and waist, I am afraid that I will be unable to do any heavy work in the future. If I can’t make money, then how will our family live?” Hearing what he said, I found two passages of God’s words for him: “The fate of man is controlled by the hands of God. You are incapable of controlling yourself: Despite always rushing and busying about for himself, man remains incapable of controlling himself. If you could know your own prospects, if you could control your own fate, would you still be a creature?” “Although living among all things, people derive enjoyment from the many ways in which the world satisfies their material needs, though they see this material world constantly advancing, their own experience—what their hearts and their spirits feel and experience—has nothing to do with material things, and nothing material is a substitute for it. It is a recognition deep in one’s heart, something that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This recognition lies in one’s understanding of, and one’s feeling of, human life and human fate. And it often leads one to the apprehension that an unseen Master is arranging all things, orchestrating everything for man. In the midst of all this, one cannot but accept fate’s arrangements and orchestrations; at the same time, one cannot but accept the path ahead that the Creator has laid out, the Creator’s sovereignty over one’s fate. This is an undisputed fact.” After he finished reading God’s words, I said: “Xiaoqiang, you see, what God says here is so clear. We all want to have a good fate and want to rely on our own efforts to make money and then live a life where we can be above others. However, whether we are rich or poor and what our fate will be are not decided by ourselves. It is God who rules and orchestrates everything. Nobody can change God’s predeterminations and sovereignty over our fates. To what degree you will recover from the injuries is in God’s hands. Don’t burden yourself. No matter whether we are rich or poor, we ought to believe in God properly, entrust all this to Him, and accept His sovereignty. When we live this way, we’ll feel steadfast and peaceful.” At my words, my son said: “Mom, in the past, you asked me to believe in God and read His words, but I always felt that one must make more money in life so that he could live a better life. Thus, I was unwilling to believe in God or read His words. However, regardless of how hard I have tried to make money over these years, I still cannot realize my dream. Now such an accident has happened to me, this really makes me see more clearly that we men indeed cannot control our own fate!” As soon as my son finished these words, the boss’s wife pushed the door open, saying: “We have paid 15,000 for the surgical treatment, and the operation will be carried out the day after tomorrow. Keep all the receipts, and then submit them as evidence of the cost after he is discharged from hospital, so you can be reimbursed for the expenses.” At this moment, I could not but constantly thank God in my heart for His great power. Then the boss’s wife went find the attending physician in a hurry. I said to my son: “You see. Everyone says that your boss is such a stingy and impossible person that it is extremely difficult to make him take money out of his pocket. Now he is willing to pay the expenses, this is all God’s sovereignty and arrangement. God will have mercy on us and care for us as long as we truly believe in Him, listen to Him and obey Him. If we just rely on ourselves to struggle furiously, we cannot accomplish anything.” At this time, suddenly my son said with excitement: “Mom, how almighty God is! I prayed to Him just a moment ago, and now I have less pain than before. It seems that God does not abandon me.” Seeing he was so happy, I nodded constantly with tears of excitement. At this time, my daughter-in-law and her two uncles came back from lunch. The instant they saw me, they asked impatiently: “When will the boss and his wife come? If they don’t, how should we do?” When I heard this, I showed them the receipts and they all stared at one another in surprise. My daughter-in-law, quite embarrassed, said: “It’s so strange that he should do this thing with conscience!” Her two uncles were convinced as well, and said to me: “We will listen to you in this matter and not quarrel any more. How great it is to solve problems through negotiation just like you did!” I told them: “Thank God! This was all His arrangement. All the glory be to God!” Then the boss’s wife came back and after discussion, we decided that one of us would stay to look after Xiaoqiang and the others go back home first. My daughter-in-law wanted to stay behind, so the rest of us all went home. Once More, I Acted According to God’s Words and Believed in God’s Dominion. On our way…
On a Rainy and Windy Night Came the Bad News—My Son Was Seriously Injured in an Accident One day in December of 2015, around 9 p.m., it was raining lightly outside, and I was sitting on my bed, reading God’s words. Suddenly, my daughter-in-law pushed the door open and anxiously said: “Oh no! Oh no! Something happened to Xiaoqiang(my son). His boss rang me and said that this afternoon when working on the construction site, Xiaoqiang fell from the thirteen-meter-high hillside. Now what should we do?” Upon hearing this terrible news, I was totally shocked. But then I thought that God could help me any time I needed, so I told her: “It’s getting late, and we both don’t know any of the details. I think his boss will ask someone to take care of him. Don’t worry! Go downstairs and look after the two children for now. I will telephone later to ask what really happened.” After hearing my words, my daughter-in-law didn’t say anything, and she went downstairs. I hurried to come to God’s presence to pray: “Oh God! Today I was told that my son got hurt on the job. This matter suddenly befell me; my stature is so small that I have no idea what to do. May You guide and lead me.…” As I was praying, my daughter-in-law pushed my door open again, saying in tears: “ Xiaoqiang just called me and said he had broken his legs and his back. What should we do? If he is crippled and cannot do any labor in the future, then who will make money to support our family? Besides, the boss is not only poor, but also a notoriously evil person. We cannot afford to offend him. Mom, how come we encounter such a thing?” Hearing her cry, I was quite upset too, thinking: She’s right! Now my son’s legs and lower back are broken. Besides, the boss is poor and a wicked person. What if he is unwilling to afford the treatment expense of my son? I am old and can’t offer my son any financial assistance. If he is disabled, how can he pay for the education of my two grandsons, and how will the whole family survive the future? … The more I thought about it, the more distressed I felt. But as my daughter-in-law was crying, I could but bite back my pain and comfort her: “Calm down, please! Don’t take it so hard! It’s getting late. Go downstairs and get some sleep. I want to be alone.” She saw I was also sad, so she went downstairs. After she left, I was on tenterhooks, pacing anxiously back and forth in my bedroom. In helplessness, I could not but kneel down again, calling out and praying to God: “Oh God! What happened to my son today grips my heart. I am worried about how our family will survive the future and who to maintain my two young grandsons. Oh God! Only in the midst of this trial have I seen my small stature, weakness and helplessness. God, please guide me to stand fast in this trial!” After the prayer, I felt much more assured and better in my heart. Then I saw God’s words saying: “Everyone is full of hopes about their fate, and anticipates that everything in their life will go as they wish, that they will not want for food or clothing, that their fortunes will rise spectacularly. Nobody wants a life that is poor and downtrodden, full of hardships, beset by calamities. But people cannot foresee or control these things.” After reading the words of God, I thought: Today, when the accident happened to my son, I began to be concerned about the future and fate of him and my grandsons, as well as how our family would survive the future, and I also lost confidence in God. Was I not denying God’s sovereignty and command over all things? Little did I know, how the life of my son’s family is in the future, whether he will be disabled, and whether my grandsons will suffer hardships are not decided by me, nor will things go according to my will. Instead all these are planned and predestined by God. God’s words gave me faith and power and also showed me the path: In this trial, all I shall care about is relying on and looking to God, submitting to His arrangements, practically experiencing His words, and believing He will surely lead me to get through this hard time. When I thought of this, my heart calmed down gradually. After daybreak, I hurried to the hospital with my daughter-in-law and her two uncles. I Relied on God to Negotiate With the Boss and the Boss Was Willing to Pay the Medical Fees After arriving at the hospital, we learned that my son’s admission procedures had not been handled because the boss was unwilling to give money. When my daughter-in-law saw my son lying in the sickbed and groaning in pain, she cried and started to complain about the boss. My heart was also pierced with grief and I thought: The boss is so lacking in humanity. How could he refuse to pay for the treatment and leave my son lying painfully in the hospital all night? When I thought of this, I couldn’t help wanting to reason with him. But immediately I recalled that everything was being arranged by God, so I hurried to pray to God and then my heart gradually quieted down. Just at this moment, the boss came with his wife. At the sight of them, my daughter-in-law and her two uncles immediately disputed with them. The boss insisted that my son’s injury resulted from not working in accordance with the regulations, and he had no responsibility for it; while my daughter-in-law and her two uncles deemed that my son was injured at work, and therefore the boss must compensate for the injuries my son suffered. They made…
It was especially comfortable and agreeable in summer night. After a busy work day, Bai Wei made use of the evening time to preach gospel to her friend. Right when Bai Wei and her friend were enjoying the soft breeze of summer night and talking in high spirit, the weather suddenly changed. A strong wind arose, lightning flashed and the thunder crashed, and then there came a heavy downpour. Seeing that it was already 9:30 p.m., but the rain showed no sign of stopping, Bai Wei decided to borrow her friend’s umbrella and hurried over to her home. The night was pitch black. Bai Wei walked on the rain-washed street and couldn’t see any pedestrian. The rain whipped her body and made her feel cold, so she subconsciously quickened her pace. Suddenly, a black car drove fast toward her, and the car turned round and stopped behind her. Bai Wei stopped and turned her head to have a look. The headlights were especially harsh in the dark night. Bai Wei thought that the car owner might arrive at home, so she didn’t take it to heart and went on walking by the light. Unexpectedly, she found that the car was also moving slowly behind her. Her heart skipped a beat and fear spontaneously arose. But she then thought: Perhaps the car owner hasn’t yet got home. While thinking, Bai Wei tried to comfort herself, making herself not too frightened, and continued her way in the rain. At this time, Bai Wei found that the light under her feet became brighter and brighter. She stopped again and turned her head to look. The car that was slowly moving also stopped again. Bai Wei got relieved once more: Good! The car owner has arrived at home. Composing herself, Bai Wei went on walking in strong wind and heavy rain, and her umbrella was almost blown away. She held it tightly and shook down the water on it. Then she slackened her pace. However, Bai Wei noticed that the headlights behind her started moving slowly again. “It will be Okay. It’s not far from my home now. It gonna be Okay!” Bai Wei consoled herself. Then she quickened her steps, but she found that the headlights also moved faster. Bai Wei got so tensed up and subconsciously stopped and looked backwards. The car also stopped again and the light shone still on her. At this moment, Bai Wei was certain that the car was following her. “It seems that I can’t escape the bad luck tonight,” Bai Wei thought. She quickened her pace hurriedly, and the car also accelerated and followed her closely. Bai Wei began to get flustered, and her heart beat fast. She couldn’t help pressing on her chest, and tried to conceal the fear in her heart. Suddenly, she remembered what her husband saw when he went fishing the day before yesterday: A corpse of a girl, who only wore panties, floated on the river, with her back upward. It’s said that the girl was forcibly pulled into a car and thrown into the river after being harmed. Her intuition told her: I meet a bad guy tonight! What should I do now? She slowed her pace and felt the phone in her pocket. She wanted to call her husband for help, but she then thought: Even if my husband answers the phone, it will take some while for him to get here. Or maybe, if the guy in the car sees me make a phone call, it will hasten the pace of doing evil. But if I don’t call, the lane will be over there, about several houses. It’s even darker there, and all the doors along the lane are closed. Besides, the roadside is rank with grass that is about the height of a man. Isn’t that a best place for the bad guy to do evil things? Bai Wei was especially anxious. The rain dropped rapidly, the night was pitch-black, no pedestrian could be seen, and there was grass-grown dark lane in front of her and black car following closely behind her. Fear and helplessness crept upon her, and her feet also became heavy traitorously. At the moment of emergency, Bai Wei thought of God and remembered that God says, “The greatest wisdom is to look to God and rely on God in all things.” She then desperately cried out to God, “O God! I meet a bad guy tonight. I’m cornered now. O God! You are mighty and hold sovereignty over all things. I’m willing to commit my life into Your hand and submit to Your manipulation and arrangement! May You keep and quiet my heart!” Then, one phrase of God’s word came into her mind, “Any and all things, living or dead, will shift, change, renew, and disappear according to God’s thoughts. This is how God rules over all things” (“God Is the Source of Man’s Life”). God’s words gave Bai Wei faith and power. She immediately felt that an invisible strength was supporting her. She quickened up her pace while praying to God. When it was no more than ten meters away from the dark lane that was rank with grass, the door of the last house was suddenly opened and an old man came out. He took a flashlight and shone the drain and then shone a light on Bai Wei. Bai Wei hurriedly ran to him as if seeing a rescuer. She pretended to tidy her shoes beside him. At the moment, Bai Wei was relieved. She knew that God listened to her prayer and arranged for the old man to help her and rescue her from the siege. It was God who protected her behind the scenes. Then Bai Wei no longer feared but had unprecedented faith and courage. Shone by the light, Bai Wei smoothed down her hair with her hand, gazing calmly at the black car. The black car stopped not far away and showed no sign of…
When the medical staff were totally helpless and unable to do anything with the problem whether her child could survive or not, she prayed to God and relied on Him, seeing His wondrous deeds.