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The field

 

Last updated 11/29/2007 at Noon



Life’s journey can be heart-wrenching… that’s a given. Sometimes we pray our guts out and cry out in deep despair to the One we put all our hope in. I feel so overwhelmingly compelled to share a story with you so that your fainting hearts can be restored and your faith strengthened.

For a long time now I have really felt like a bottom-dwelling fish. Since my sweet husband went home to God, I’ve walked a very lonely path. I loved being married and taking good care of my little family with every fiber of my being.

One Saturday, my prophetic friend, Porry, and I were chit-chatting. She stopped herself in mid-sentence as if she had seen a ghost. She told me that God was sending a man into my life.

“Really?” was my dumbfounded response.

“Yes, and I can see him.” Porry described perfectly this man’s height and build right down to him wearing a yellow jacket and jeans.

OK, that was amazing enough, but the story only gets more interesting. Last Wednesday after work I had to pay a bill in Temecula so I coerced my friend Lynda into riding along with a promise of dinner topped off with a short shopping spree. We excitedly went into one of our favorite stores called Home Goods… me in search of an olive oil mister, she a rug for her office.

As we rounded one corner there was a young father cradling his curly-headed baby as he slept soundly on his shoulder. Both of us smiled at this sweet dad and spoke to him briefly. Just as we were leaving the store the man approached me, asking if I was a Christian. I tugged at the cross around my neck and said, “You bet.” He in return showed me his.

“I have something I need to tell you.” His clear hazel eyes looked intense. “When you passed by I saw something in your eyes. You’ve been alone a long time. Even though you are smiling on the outside I see you in this huge field all by yourself. There are people who surround and support you but all the time you feel so alone. The Lord wants you to know that there is a bridge in your life that you are about to cross where you will not be alone much longer. He wants you to know that he has heard all your prayers.”

With this I started to cry… right on the spot. Little did he know that the night before I had been sitting at my desk crying out to the Lord, “I don’t even know how to pray to you any longer. I’ve come before you so many times with this loneliness and sorrow in my heart. Please God, my God, do something.”

All I can tell you for sure is that God is alive… he still hears our prayers, works in our lives and loves us dearly.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

 

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