True Christian Stories
by Deb Matthews
Welcome! Here's another true Christian story from my collection of things that have really happened to me (including stories about miracles, angels, and God's love and blessings). This one is about God miraculously stopping vehicles sliding on ice in the 80s.
Copyright © 1999 by Debra K. Matthews. All rights reserved
I was lost in thought as I drove across the icy freeway overpass. Night was falling as I rounded a bend in the road and suddenly realized I was too close to the person in front of me. The traffic signal turned yellow and the driver ahead of me hit his brakes. I tried to slam my own without locking the wheels, but instantly the truck started sliding. At the same time, I glanced in my rearview mirror and saw the car behind me was tailgating. We had hit our brakes almost at the same time, and were both thrown into a fast slide. There was no way either of us could possibly stop in time.
All I could do was exclaim, "Lord, help!"
To my complete amazement, my truck and the car behind me stopped instantly, at the exact same moment. No sliding to a gradual stop -- no collision -- we both just stopped in that split second of time! God instantly answered the shortest, simplest prayer I had ever prayed, and protected all three of us! He truly is, "Not far from every one of us" and ever ready to help us.
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Written story added July 11, 1999; video added July 11, 2017.