Wednesday, May 28, 2014


I am so amazed and THANKFUL that so many of you have responded with YOUR stories of how God comforted you in a time of great distress. 
This story of God's comfort was submitted by a woman who is an ordained minister, and together with her husband, have been in ministry all their adult lives.  Her name is Angela.  She wrote:

"Because I had been getting some strong heart palpitations, my doctor recommended that I go for an echocardiogram stress test. So, I found myself at the local heart group getting prepped for the ordeal. I felt like android!  The technician administering the echocardiogram was intensely scrutinizing the images on the screen.They were carefully observing and listening while I was lying still, while I was walking on the treadmill, and then during another echocardiogram. My pulse, blood pressure, and the little squiggly lines on the EKG were being monitored as well as a whole lot of other things. Wow! The thought occurred to me that nobody had ever looked that closely at my heart before.

But right then and there, I had the most beautiful revelation from the heart of God; I sensed His tangible presence there with me. I felt as if the Holy Spirit whispered to my heart, "Angela, no one really knows your heart like I do. I know that you are brokenhearted. I know everything about you.

Tears started to well up in my eyes. The preceding weeks had been filled with pain; I could not understand why things were so hard. There were times when I even wondered where God was in all that was going on. And yes, I had gone to the medical offices that day with a broken heart. 

You see, I was able to put a smile on my face and fool the doctor, for the doctor was concentrating on that vital organ in my chest—my heart. But I had the realization that God knew my real heart; He knew me intimately in a way that nobody else in the whole world did. And still, He cared for me. He was concerned about my brokenness. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” That moment was so special and sacred to me.

I want to encourage you today. 
Please believe me when I say that He knows your heart. 
He knows, He cares, He understands . . . and He has all the power to turn those difficult times into something beautiful. 

The tests that day turned out fine and my problems seemed to be from being overly tired and stress related. But the lessons I learned from the creator of my heart were ones I won’t soon forget.

When we look back at some of the most challenging times in our lives, we will say like the author of the poem, there was only one set of footprints, for He was carrying us!

He knows us intimately and He cares for us like no other can. Read Matthew 6:25-34 and let His comfort ease your worry and anxiety. He is with you, no matter what you are going through. You are not alone or forgotten. He even knows the very number of hairs on your head."

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I so relate when my heart was being questioned by doctors. God knew better and I believe His report. Love you! - Evie