Bishop Gobat of Jerusalem, after a long missionary journey at one time, was greatly discouraged; He felt that God had forsaken him. Finding a cave, he went into it, spending a long time in prayer, telling the Lord how forsaken he was. It was a very dark cave.
After being in the dark for a while, his eyes became accustomed to it. He was startled by seeing a wild animal, a hyena & her cubs, near him. It is said that there is no animal more ferocious than a hyena with cubs.
But God protected him; the hyena never offered to touch him. God's hand was keeping him at the very hour in which he thought that he was forsaken. He came out unharmed.
Oh that God would open our eyes so that we might realize the fact that at times when we get the idea that we are forsaken of Him, He is keeping us from unseen dangers.
- Gospel Herald. (moreillustrations.com)
Heb 13:5 (MEV): For He has said: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
“God's angels often protect His servants from potential enemies.” - Billy Graham.