I posted this a few years ago. In these hard days, I think it is important to remember that God is still at work in our lives—
This sort of supernatural thing has rarely happened in my life…like maybe only once or twice.
I have most often heard God speak through His Word and rarely through such a supernatural, stand-in-awe, incredibly clear way as He spoke this past Sunday morning.
I woke up to a text from my brother telling me he was planning to drive up and spend the day with my parents. He lives about 45 minutes away and this was highly unusual for my brother to miss his church on a Sunday.
He explained that as he had his early morning prayer time, he felt a strong sense of urgency to head our way. (We recently built a house for my parents beside our home as my dad is dealing with dementia).
My brother said mom had mentioned she was not feeling well when he told her he was coming for a visit.
I told him I thought my parents would love to see him, and I got ready to leave for church.
After church, I sat eating lunch with my kids at a restaurant when I received a phone call from my brother that my mom was throwing up blood.
I was only 3 minutes from the hospital (imagine that!) and told him I would meet him there.
I will spare you the nightmarish details of the next few hours, but I will tell you I have never seen so much blood.
I can only explain it by saying it was like a horror movie as my mom was rushed to emergency surgery and ICU for a ruptured cluster of veins in her esophagus, pouring blood into her stomach and spewing out her mouth.
My godly mother grabbed my hand, in the midst of it all, to tell me if things don’t go well that I would be okay because I knew where she would be. She would be with the God she had taught me about.
We almost lost my mother Sunday night.
But God….that same good, God. How He took care of us.
Normally, on a Sunday morning, my parents would have been at their house
(across the road from mine) with my family away at church. Because of my
dad’s dementia, he has forgotten how to use a phone. If he had ran to my house, I would not have been home. He would have panicked, and my mom might have bled to death in front of him. How terrifying that would have been for them.
He supernaturally pressed on my brother’s heart to be with my parent’s Sunday morning.
I am so thankful my brother (as he normally does early every morning and even on Sundays!) was up seeking the Lord and listening for His voice.
I am so incredibly thankful that we can trust God to (even in supernatural ways like this) make our paths straight when we acknowledge Him.
Indeed, I know more than ever, we can “Trust in the LORD with all your heart. And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
God will direct your steps!! God directed our steps!
Those who seek Him…. They really do find Him.
God tells us in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek
me with all your heart.”
My brother, day in and day out, seeks the Lord. That discipline has turned into devotion and deep trust over the years.
And because my brother has trained his ears to hear the Lord, this Sunday he knew God was speaking and telling him to go and be with my parents.
I shudder to think about what would have happened if Chuck had not recognized the Holy Spirit and listened to Him and acted.
I am so thankful for our Lord who miraculously intervened to get my mother life-saving help and prevent a tragedy.
God is real.
Friend, He will speak in YOUR life too.
Are you listening for His voice?
Do you discipline yourself to be still and listen and know that He is God?
Yes, sometimes He speaks in supernatural ways.
But He ALWAYS speaks through His Word.
He wants to make His will known.
We all need Him every moment of every day of our lives.
I am especially thankful for His hand in our family’s life; and I am so thankful for all of you who continue to pray for my mom as she recovers.
What a true friend we have in Jesus!!
“But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33)