Posts Tagged ‘survivor’


Will you let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?” (Habakkuk‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NLT)

In February of 1945, Ivor Perl, 13, was standing in the snow, staring through the fence of Allach, a Nazi concentration camp. Of his family of 11, only he and one brother would survive, the rest were killed by the notorious Nazi henchman, Dr. Josef Mengele, at the Auschwitz camp. After the war, Ivor was granted a visa to come to the UK. He spent his working life in fashion retail, married and has four children and six grandchildren.

For many Jews, the fall of the Nazi regime seemed a vain hope, yet it finally came. Although evil things seem to flourish, they do not. Throughout history, evil people and empires have risen and fallen, with new ones taking their place even now. But in the end, it will be God and His people who survive. Always has been, always will be.

Whoever or whatever you struggle with, know that it will only last for a season. Let God lead you safely through this week and all those that follow. Where He leads, you will thrive! Live blessed! You are loved today!


See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” (Isaiah‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ NLT)

Jeff Rennell was among the motorists caught up in the tangle of nearly four dozen semi-tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles near Michigan City on I-94 in Indiana due to whiteout conditions which left three motorists dead and several injured back in January. “It was like an onion. They went layer by layer by layer by layer,” he says of the 3-hour rescue by 15 First Responders. “They said, ‘We’re not leaving tonight ’til you get out of this car.'”

We should never be surprised when God “finally” comes to save us. With God, timing is everything. He’s not only meeting your needs but those of 6+ billion people also, with all of our lives intersecting to make greater impacts in the passing. God saves us so that others can see and be both inspired for their own life and witness God at work firsthand.

As you go about your week, don’t become impatient by what God seems to NOT be doing. God is always on the move on your behalf. Stay strong knowing that, like Rennell, God will not leave you until you are safe from the crushing layers of your life! You are loved today!