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Stalled Engine

There is no situation I can get into that God cannot get me out of. Some years ago a man was learning to fly. The flight instructor told him to put the plane into a steep and extended dive. The student was totally unprepared for what was about to happen. After a brief time the engine stalled, and the plane began to plunge out of control. It soon became evident that the instructor was not going to help at all. After a few seconds, which seemed like an eternity, the student’s mind began to function again. He quickly corrected the situation. Immediately he turned to the instructor and began to vent his fearful frustrations on him. The instructor very calmly replied, “There is no position you can get this airplane into that I cannot get you out of. If you want to learn to fly, go up there and do it again.” At that moment God seemed to be saying to the student, “Remember this. As you serve Me, there is no situation you can get yourself into that I cannot get you out of. If you trust Me, you will be all right.” (James Brown, Evangeline Baptist Church, Wildsville, LA, in Discoveries, Fall 1991, Vol. 2, No. 4.)