As a kid, I heard that Jesus loves me. I wasn't sure the depth of that, but I believed the statement to be true. As I grew up in life, I know understand the depth of that love.
MY FINAL ANSWER ~
Not only does Jesus love me, but he loves you too!
Isaiah 65:24 New International Version (NIV)
24 Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
I heard it said that angels are around us. Have you ever heard of a guardian angel? The Dictionary says: A spirit that is believed to watch over and protect a person or place.
I've felt the peace of God while going through a situation. I can't say that I ever saw a guardian angels with my eyes, but I believe I felt their presence before. There is just a calmness in a room and God uses people as angels too who step into our lives at much needed times. We won't understand everything in life, but we can understand the holy spirit of God comes to calm us.
How do I feel the holy spirit? That was my question for many years. I didn't get the fact that something unseen could calm be and guide me. God said that Jesus would go away from earth, but he would sent his holy spirit back. Memories are held within the Bible and as we draw closer to God, he opens our hearts to receive more. Prayers sometimes feel like they bounce off the wall but trust me, God hears your prayers and know the desires of your heart. There will be unanswered prayers at time of life, but in those moments, God is still at work in your life.
NO, we won't get somethings like death, hardships or disappointments. I look back at my own life, loosing a house, a car, a dog and a brother in one year. It made my heart wonder about God. How could a big God take my brother to Heaven at 37 years old on Christmas Day? How could my husband loose his job and we would loose our house? How could, how could, how could questions went on for almost one year. Until one day, I felt this tug on my heart. It was God pulling me into a different mind frame. It was when I listen to a small tug on my heart and a bible scripture opened up to me.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
You can continue reading in Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 for a time or season for all things. That changed my mindset and I was only in my early 30's and just didn't understand so much about God. As I began to press into reading, I felt I had to change my life. My negative lifestyle was affecting my kids and my husband. I was done with life and had two small kids who were almost 5 and 8 years old when it all began. My sadness overcame my brain, my heart and my decisions. I will always thank God for helping me come back to him and it took along time for me to let go of that time of my life. I still have reminders and struggle with letting those fly away as quickly as they flew into my brain.
God is a good God and wants the best for each of us. We each have a story to be told and a story that others might not really get in life. But I'm here to tell you this: GOD GETS IT. He understands your sorrows and wants to help you. You must continue in pressing forward and showing that even Jesus had moments in life. He walked this earth as a human and didn't understand the complete plan of God. He kept doing what his father told him and one day, be became the one who saved us from sin. A crazy story to some, but a hopeful story to all of us who believe in Jesus.
I know people who need miracles today and I have promised to hold on for them. I will pray and I will believe big for their miracle. Why do we pray? God said in his word that he would give the desires of our hearts. We are to call upon him, believe and stay faithful. We are stronger than we might think at times and feel that little tug on your heart means God is trying to get your attention. A attention that means I love you and I'm here.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.