Can God be Real to You?


I find it helpful to spend my time with God in a quiet place. See verses on the left.


Many times when I start reading my Bible I  come across a verse that, in some way, relates to my present situation even though I was not looking for it. I like to keep a diary of many of my prayers to God along with the Bible verses He shows me each day.

Justice in Court

I had to attend a court hearing. Needless to say I was highly stressed. I arrived early and waited the remaining few minutes in the parking lot. As I sat in the car I picked up my Bible and randomly opened it. There was Proverbs 21:30 which said,


More of My Experiences

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10.

“The Lord is in His holy temple let all the earth be silent.” Habakkuk 2:20.

“Stand in silence in the presence of the Lord.” Zephaniah 1:7.

“Be silent, all mankind, before the Lord, for He has come to earth from Heaven, from His holy throne.” Zechariah. 2:13.

“No one, regardless of how shrewd or well advised he is, can stand against the Lord.”

"If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?” Romans 8:31.

“Oh Lord, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you to decide.” Jeremiah 12:1. And,

“But the Lord stands beside me like a great warrior, and before Him, the Mighty Terrible One, they shall stumble. They cannot defeat me…Therefore I will sing out in thanks to the Lord! Praise Him! For He has delivered me, poor and needy, from my oppressors” Jeremiah 20:9-13.

“…Your innocence will be clear to everyone. He will vindicate you with the blazing light of justice shining down as from the noonday sun…”

Psalms 37:4.

“…you will have justice against every courtroom lie.” Isaiah 54:17.

“Don't be frightened by the size of the task, for the Lord my God is with you. He will see to it that everything is finished correctly.”

I Chronicles 28:20.

“Before you call on Me, I will answer...” Isaiah 65:24.

“A time to keep things and a time to throw things away.” Ecclesiastes 3:6.

Moving Again

Another time when I was moving, I started running out of energy. I felt paralyzed with fear that I would not get everything packed in time. I picked up my prayer book and looked back two pages. It read,

I was still wondering if this really applied to my situation so I asked God what He had to tell me today. Then I randomly opened up my Bible and there was the exact same verse, I Chronicles 28:20. What an encouragement! Then I knew God had given this verse to me for my specific situation that day.

The Lost is Found

Often when I can’t find something I will ask God to help me. One day I couldn’t find the headphones for the CD player. I was sitting in my chair in the living room thinking, “I wonder how I am going to find those headphones?” when I looked up and my eyes went to a book shelf. There were the headphones.

I have had many experiences where I have needed to find things and God has helped me find them when I have asked. But, this time He did not even wait for me to ask. He answered me before I even called on Him.

A Pack Rat

One time I was in the process of moving and I was struggling with getting rid of things. I am a pack rat. Taking a break from packing, I randomly opened up my Bible and started reading and God gave me this most appropriate verse,

Two days before the hearing God gave me,

Three days before the hearing God gave me,

I kept repeating these two verses to myself over and over as I went into the courtroom and waited for the hearing to begin. It was true. The Judge ruled in my favor and God had once again become real to me. I’m not sure how I would have made it through that hearing without these two promises from God.

In the days leading up to the hearing, God gave me several other verses. I knew He was giving these to me because I did not look for them and they were in different parts of the Bible.

One week before the hearing God gave me this most amazing verse,

I felt so special because I knew God had

given me this verse.

Then another verse came into my mind that I had memorized. It was,

Saved by a Blowout

One day I was coming back from an afternoon drive with a friend. We were driving through the mountains. We had been driving for quite awhile when our tire went flat.

After putting on the spare we headed back. It was one of those narrow tires (I call a doughnut) which are only meant to be used for short distances and low speeds.

We weren’t to far from our destination when my friend asked me a question. I was just about to answer when the spare tire went POWWWW! It had blown.

I knew that God had that tire blow because it would have been very bad for me to answer the question. God knew I was just about to do it.

It is interesting how God must have arranged everything. He let the original tire go flat. Then He let the spare heat up and BLOW at just the right moment  creating a diversion. I was never asked the same question again.

Then I randomly opened up my Bible and there was the exact same verse...

“Before you call on Me, I will answer...” Isaiah 65:24.