– The Faithful God –
I started the new year with newness, hope, good health, and potentials in life. But on January 2nd, my new outlook was tested by an accident close to home. This accident came to me in the form of a vision before the day it happened.
On January 1, I saw a vision of a car accident and my husband was in this accident. The vision of the accident kept coming to me throughout the day. I brushed it off as irrelevant.
On January 2, my husband went to work early. I got up at 7:30 am was in good spirits looking forward to my day of prayer at church that afternoon. But something was different that day I could hardly get out of bed. I had no energy. My body resisted as I made my way to the bathroom to take a shower.
I got dressed and made my way to the couch. I still felt weak and laid down. I wanted to get up but felt so sleepy, my eyes were heavy. I tried to roll off the couch so I could leave for church. Despite my effort, I could not get up, so I slowly made it back to the couch.
Eventually, I got up so I could email the church Leadership Team that I would not be in the office because I was not feeling well. I went back to the couch to reflect on my day. I felt restless and I could not focus. I turned on the TV to watch the news, but none of the stories interested me. I began to think about my life and my hope for 2020, and I felt a little down because I thought about my health.
I began to see the vision again which I had seen the day before. I saw the accident happening, my husband and his car in this accident. I did not worry at all but I felt the heaviness of a force coming over me, which put me to sleep.
I woke up when my son called me telling me that my husband was in a car accident on his way home from work. I jumped up feeling so light and free and ran upstairs to get the whole story from my son. I came downstairs feeling that I had reclaimed myself. My energy returned and I slowly sat down.
I could not wait to greet my husband. I said to myself, was this God testing my faith? Was this a way of God reminding me not to focus on my 2020 plan because there was no need for it. Why was I making a plan and not meditating on his Word and promises? My husband’s car was totaled but he walked away without a scratch or whiplashes.
When my husband walked in the door that day, we hugged each other and I said to him. “Honey, God still needs you around.”
We are humbly grateful for our living and faithful God. His Word rings right to me and I love him with all my heart. He proves to me without a doubt of his faithfulness. I reflected on one of my favorite Psalms, Psalm 91. I invite you to read this great Psalm and meditate on it. Know that God watches over us and protects us from all harm.
Pastor Sela Rousseau
Because you are devoted to me, I’ll rescue you.
I’ll protect you because you know my name.
Whenever you cry out to me, I’ll answer.
Psalm 91:14-15 (CEB)