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Topic: TRUST (07/21/16)
- TITLE: "God's got it all in His hands!"
By Ramona Cook
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What does the Lord want?
That is the really hard question in so many of the situations of life.
The safest request is, "Lord, Your will be done."
But what if the Lord thought it best to take her son on to Heaven?
But what if the Lord allowed him to stay and the brain damage was yet another disability?
The Medics could not believe that Jeff could be alive; one of them had come into the hospital room just to see, because he could not believe it.
What to ask for? Back and forth the thoughts were swirling.
Finally, with sobs of grief she prayed; "Lord, I would be a fool to want other than what you want."
Then saying to her son, whom they told her was brain dead, "Jeff, you and Jesus talk about this and you do what the two of you decide."
As she left the hospital room because visitation time was over, she cast her eyes on him once more and saw him wave his big toe at her; she felt he was saying, "Goodbye Mom."
Jeff did go on to be with Jesus that night.
The following days and weeks were filled with shock and disbelief followed by depression that the loss of any loved one brings in the process of grieving. She could not seem to get back to normal, but the Lord is a very present help in the time of trouble, He knows what to do to give us peace in the valley.
One night in sleep, she was in the woods, it was dusky dark and she was roaming around in the trees when a man dressed in white came to her car, opened the door on the driver's side, pointed for her to get into the seat, which she did. He then closed the door and went to the back of the car, opened the hatchback and covered the entire hatchback with a large piece of black velvet. He then closed the hatchback and walked to the driver's side of the car and pointed for her to drive ahead.
Upon awaking she understood that it was the Holy Spirit Who had been there and that He was telling her to not look back but look ahead, keep looking ahead because you cannot look back.
The truth is that there is nothing in yesterday that we can access, not of good things or bad things; and the truth is that those we have lost from our today are ahead, in our future, and they are happy, and they do not want us to waste our lives in grief and non-productivity.
Later in another dream she found herself high up in the blue sky with beautiful puffy white clouds; she was in a room like a library without doors and she heard the voice of her son saying, in his big booming happy voice, "Don't you worry about a thing! God's got it all in His hands!"
Yes, the waves of grief and loss sometimes wash up trying to prompt the backward look and she reminds herself out loud, "I cannot look back. I am to look forward."
Separation is temporary. Reunion is forever.
PROVERB 3: 5 & 6
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