I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers! (New Living Translation)- Isaiah 65:24
When I read this verse, I thought of one dark winter night when I was awakened to discover there were strange voices in my bedroom. I recognized the voice of my husband but the other voices were unfamiliar to me. My eyes were open but I could see nothing except blinding white light (I later learned that my eyes were fully dilated to the point that they looked black which was why I couldn't see).
I felt no pain, in fact I had lost my sense of touch. I did not have any feelings of fear, anxiety or even peace for I had no physical emotions whatsoever. I was as animated and as much a part of "the world" as a sack of potatoes lying in a corner. That was me after having suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and stroke due to a ruptured brain aneurysm shortly after falling asleep on the evening of December 10, 2009.
Though most of my memory of that time is lost, there are a couple of things which I do remember. One of them was suddenly becoming aware of the fact that I was being lifted into an ambulance and so I must be in some sort of trouble. Out of nowhere, it suddenly came to me that I should pray but when I tried to form words in my mind nothing happened. I couldn't even think it seemed, let alone words. We don't realize how "noisy" our brain are until it becomes silent. Trust me. You don't want to know.
Needing to cry out to God, for I was fighting for my life, I could not but that made no difference to God. He answered me before I could even call out to Him and He will do the same for you.
[quote]Needing to cry out to God, for I was fighting for my life, I could not but that made no difference to God. He answered me before I could even call out to Him and He will do the same for you.[/quote]
Amen! Absolutely! Every time, without fail.
I will confess, I believe I would have been terrified.
Yes indeed he will -whether we be void of feeling or filled with terror he will be there embracing us in His love.