65 – Mugged

Linda was a young woman who had always been a good person. She went to church every Sunday, she helped out at the soup kitchen, and she always tried to be kind to everyone she met. But one day, Linda’s life changed forever.

Linda was walking home from work when she was mugged. The mugger took her purse, her phone, and her sense of security. Linda was devastated. She didn’t know what to do. She felt like her whole world had been turned upside down.

Linda went to the police, but they couldn’t find her attacker. She started to feel like she was all alone. She didn’t know who she could turn to. She felt like she had lost everything.

One day, Linda was sitting in her living room, feeling sorry for herself, when she heard a knock at the door. She opened the door to find a man standing there. He was holding a Bible.

“Hello,” the man said. “My name is Hunter. I’m from the church down the street. I was wondering if I could come in and talk to you.”

Linda was hesitant at first, but she eventually let Hunter in. Hunter sat down on the couch and started to talk to Linda about God’s love. He told her that God loved her no matter what she had been through. He told her that God would never leave her or forsake her.

Linda started to cry. She had never felt so alone before, but Hunter’s words gave her hope. She started to realize that she wasn’t alone after all. God was with her.

Hunter and Linda talked for a long time. Hunter shared his testimony with Linda, and Linda shared her story with Hunter. They prayed together, and Linda felt God’s love for the first time in a long time.

Linda started going to church with Hunter, and she started to read the Bible. She learned about God’s love and mercy, and she started to trust Him more.

One day, Linda was walking home from church when she saw a man sitting on a bench. He looked familiar, but she couldn’t place him. As she got closer, she realized that it was the man who had mugged her.

Linda stopped and stared at the man. He looked up at her and smiled. “Hello,” he said. “I’m sorry for what I did to you.”

Linda was surprised. She didn’t know what to say.

“I’ve been going to church,” the man said. “I’ve learned about God’s love, and I’m trying to change my life.”

Linda smiled. “I’m glad.” She laid her hand on the man’s shoulder and said, “I forgive you.”

The man stood up and started to walk away. “Thank you,” he said. “You helped me more than you know.”

Linda watched the man walk away. She felt a sense of peace that she hadn’t felt in a long time. She knew that God was with her, and that He would always be with her.

Linda’s story is a reminder that God’s love is everlasting. It is not based on our own merit, but on His own character. His mercies are new every morning, and His faithfulness is great. No matter what we are going through, we can always trust in God’s love and faithfulness.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23

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