This is weird… I used to be an atheist; I used to be very proud about it and try to make people seem like idiots. I was 14 or so, if I could go back now, I’d punch my younger self and tell him to stop being rude to others.
I’m not like that anymore and am all for religion/people believing in God, it’s their choice and doesn’t affect me so why would I care.
My sister (18) had a baby about 7 weeks ago, last week he was rushed to hospital with meningitis and water on the brain, the doctors said he was probably going to die. I got the phone call from my sister and hearing how broken she was it was awful. After she hung up, I just sat there and cried, I couldn’t stop crying. I decided to do something I’d never done before, and I prayed. I asked for genuine help; I felt awful for not seeing Oscar (the baby) as much as I could have. I promised I would see him more; I’d do anything if he (God) would just make Oscar better.
An hour and a half later I get a phone call from my sister telling me that he’d had a blood transfusion, he wasn’t out of the woods, but he managed to open his eyes and look around for the first time. I didn’t know what to say.
Yesterday he was released from the hospital to go home; he’s all better now. I’ve never been so grateful for anything, in fact, I’m going to see him later.
This all happened last week, and I’m still processing this, I don’t know if I believe in God now, I’m not sure about my beliefs anymore. The only thing I do know is that I’m so glad that I decided to ask for help that day, I don’t know if it had any effect on anything, but I’m glad I did.
I didn’t really have anywhere to tell this to anyone, so I’m glad I could share it with all of you.
We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.
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