When I heard this young lady share her story, I was drawn to her and wanted to help in any way that I could because I too had someone try to steal my courage at one time. Sometimes when we go through "scarey" times, we need to realize that there may come a time when someone else will face something and we can help them.
She was at her job doing what she has been trained to do...help people. She is alone taking payment for rental storage units and moving trucks, when the unthinkable happens. Out of her peripheral vision she notices that someone is coming around the building with a hoodie up and a bandana covering his face. In that moment she knew this was not going to be good...she had no time to think before he was in her face and threatening her. He pulled the phone cord out of the wall and tied her up while he ransacked the money drawer leaving her in a puddle of tears and fear. Once he left, she was able to slowly take that first step of courage and go next door to call 911.
If you have never faced this kind of fear, it is hard for you to understand why I say "little by little". We know our God is able, but we need to process what has happened and bring comfort and courage to our heart. What is so wonderful, God understands...that is why He gives us so many promises in the Bible to help us with that. What I went through late that night was awful, but when I think of the terror of being tied up and robbed...that had to be unbelievable.
The young lady that faced that fear of being tied up and robbed at gunpoint, had to go back to that same place of employment with courage that could only come from God and the prayers of those that love her. They have made some changes in some things that will make it a little safer for her...but basically she needs the courage that comes from knowing God is with her. It will be a process and she needs your prayers that the terror that she still deals with on a daily basis will fade away and be replaced with courage and strength.