Reassurance and Peace (When I Really Needed It)

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Miracles | 5 comments

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Today’s Miracle Monday, submitted by Sister Marilyn Scolaro, is especially for those of us who need a little extra reassurance that God is in control.

October 7, 1990, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the Howard Johnson motel. Yes, my husband and I were attending General Church Conference. Our 17-year-old son, Christopher, was home in Michigan and working at McDonald’s, his first job. It was also the first time he was left alone for the weekend. I told him to call me at the motel (no cell phones then) when he got home from work no matter what time it was, so I would not worry.

Well, at 2:30 a.m. I woke up realizing he had not called me yet. Concerned, I called him at the house from the landline in the motel, but I got no answer. I kept calling till finally he answered. He said he had to work very late, and when he got home a strange car was parked the wrong way in front of our house with no one in it. This was very unusual in our neighborhood.

I was concerned for him since he was all alone, so I called the police to check it out. I then tried to calm down. I said a prayer for him, but my anxiety was so overwhelming, knowing he was alone. I was not calming down. I needed to be assured that God would take care of him, but I was not trusting Him.

After much tossing and turning I prayed again to God that He would give me a sign that I would feel this assurance. I said, “Lord, I do not know what time it is, but I am going to pick a specific time, and if that is the exact time on the clock, then I will know that you have heard my prayer and you will take care of everything.”

Now this was very hard to do since I had no idea of the time. I kept tossing numbers around and finally the time 3:46 a.m. (this was a digital clock) came very strong to me. I looked over at the clock, and you know what time it was … 3:46.

Immediately, I felt peace and assurance and knelt down and thanked God for answering my prayer. While I was praying, I realized that song number 346 in our green Saints Hymnal is “Blessed Assurance.”

God truly gave me BLESSED ASSURANCE that worrisome night, and every time I hear or sing this song I am reminded of God’s goodness. May you enjoy that blessed assurance as you click on the player below and hear my granddaughter, Sister Grace Gibson, sing a verse for you.

(Psst! If you’re reading via email, please scroll up and click the title of this post, and it’ll take you to the online article where you can listen to the song.)

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

5 Comments

  1. Brother Gary Thompson

    Thank you for sharing. Awesome!!!

    Reply
  2. Anonymous

    Beautiful! Thank God for the assurance He gives us.

    Reply
  3. Anonymous

    Beautiful x2 = Experience (Marilyn) + Song (Grace)

    Reply
  4. Dianne Maddox

    Thank you for sharing. Beautiful experience and beautiful song. God bless you.

    Reply
  5. Denise DiFalco

    Such a Beautiful, comforting experience~!!!! Thank you for sharing~

    Reply

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