Mar 06, 2012 - 8:29 pm
I just wanted to share this for anyone that possibly wonders if prayer works. I believe whole heartedly that it does and here is one reason why.
When I found out I had cancer, I was SO upset. It was a Friday. I mean, I was shaking uncontrollably in the doctor's office. So badly, that they gave me a prescription for valium. Of course, we told all our family right away when we got home that afternoon. I wanted to get all the prayers I could. I will be honest and say we'd had a lot going on in our lives for the last couple years and with this diagnosis, I was kind of wondering, where was God? I started to kind of have some doubts during this weak moment.
My sister-in-law (SIL) teaches Sunday school. She came over to see me right away the next day (Saturday) and she talked to me a lot about God and was reassuring me about a lot of things, telling me he hadn't left me. I was upset all weekend and Sunday night I laid down to go to sleep in my bed and the second I closed my eyes, I literally felt the bed rocking back and forth, from side to side, like a baby's cradle would rock side to side, in a swinging motion. I quick sat up and looked around. The dog was on the bed and not moving. I laid back down again and closed my eyes and it started again. I hadn't taken the valium and no, I wasn't drinking. lol (In that instance, the bed spins around, it doesn't rock. lol) Anyway, it kept happening and I finally quit wondering and fell asleep. I had my ideas that God was trying to let me know he was there.
So, Monday, I called my SIL and we were talking and I told her about it. She started crying and screaming at the same time. Sunday at church, she has a women's prayer warrior group and they had gotten in a circle and prayed for me. Their specific prayer was that God would rock me in his arms and give me comfort. Oh my, I get teary just thinking about that phone call. Isn't that awesome?
If someone doesn't believe, I'm not trying to offend. Just wanted to share my experience. Maybe sometime we could even start a prayer request thread. I'd love to have names in a list to pray for here. Just a thought.