Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Heart to Heart Blog! It’s so good to be back with you this evening! The past few days have been rough…but God has been there, to walk me thru the pain and difficult times!
It’s amazing how God uses these difficult times in our lives, to remind us of things that maybe we had forgotten…or to even teach us of new things that can help us along the journey with Him.
The other night, I was so tired of the pain that I was experiencing; that I found some relaxing music to listen to on YouTube. With the music, there was a beautiful aquarium of fish to also watch, along with rippling waters. As I began to relax and get my mind away from the pain, I was really focusing on all the different species of fish in this huge aquarium and one of the first thoughts that came to my mind, was on how God could create so many different kinds of fish…with their own color and appearance. From there, God began to remind me, of who He really is…a great…powerful God; a God that I could barely fathom at the moment.
After finally relaxing and settling down for the night, I got up Sunday morning and just took life a little slow. In fact, I was back to bed, by 10:30 that morning and had planned on resting; so the pain could settle back down.
As I leaned back on my pillow, I asked God if He would just heal me, while I slept and as I entered a deep sleep, I remember seeing an angel in a dream. It was standing sideways, with its hands together, as though it was praying. I remember being drawn to this angel and as I approached the angel…it was as if it came to life and began to stand before me…but saying nothing.
Later, as I woke up, from about several hours of rest, I went to get up off the bed and for the first time, in about 3 days, I was able to walk on my foot with barely any pain. It felt good to be able to walk without the cane or holding onto furniture.
As I walked into the living room, I had forgotten about the dream…but was focusing more on the relief that I was feeling. As I sat on the couch in the living room; Keith began to build a fire in the fireplace and there I stayed for a couple hours.
Later that night, I was watching a video; that was based on a story about a man, who had died and gone to heaven. While listening to the video, he was talking about an angel…and as he shared more of his story; it was as though God instantly began to take me back to the dream that I had experienced that afternoon.
For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what that dream could’ve meant…but as I’ve been sitting here this evening…writing to you; God is now taking me back to a verse in Romans 8:26, which reads… “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
I remember at that time; that I was so tired from the pain; that I could barely pray. As I think back to the dream, I truly believe that this angel was praying for me, in a way that was only understandable to God. Then as I approached the angel in the dream…and he came alive; I believe that this was the moment, when God answered his prayer and touched me.
As I reflect back, on the relaxation video and how the different species of fish began to connect me to God’s power…along with the dream that revealed God’s loving compassion for me; I see now that all God wanted me to do, was to lean on His power…let go and allow Him to take care of me.
You know…if we could look beyond the painful moments that bring us down and fall into the arms of a loving and caring God; then I’m sure that we would truly experience His presence, in a way that would always be etched upon our hearts.
My health isn’t all the way back; but I think that God is bringing me back slowly; so that I will continue to let go and trust Him and let Him take good care of me. What a God; that He would love us, in such a caring way!
Well…I’ve really enjoyed my time with you tonight and I pray that we will all experience the loving and caring presence of God throughout the night! Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again tomorrow night, as I share my day with you, along with the goodness of a great…loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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