‘Mum, just ask the Lord to give you peace,’ her daughter counselled her.
Ruth did. That night she slept right through and as she awoke found the words of an old hymn were on her lips. She lay in bed and sang it.
‘Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go.’ And the chorus is, ‘Anywhere, anywhere fear I cannot know…..’
This wasn’t the end of this story. Having agreed to go, she didn’t have her passport, but somehow God smoothed out every problem and she enjoyed every moment of this wonderful holiday.
So even if we have struggled with some phobia for many years, we aren’t too young or too old for God to step in and help us.
David said, ‘This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and delivered him from all his fears.’