Good Morning Everyone and welcome to ‘Dee’s Thoughts.’ Thank you for your notes and words of encouragement I so love hearing from you. Have you ever experienced times when no matter what you say or do doesn’t seems to matter or be received well from others? Even with the best of intentions words can appear to fall to the ground bearing no fruit at all in the life of another person.
Well, let me tell you a story! I felt lead to go on a Mission Trip a few years ago to Haiti. I thought I was going to be a part of a Medical team as I had experience in that area. Well, my idea of how that would play out was not what I thought it would look like. As the days rolled by it was becoming more and more clear to me that my mission was not what I thought the Lord had in mind. I was feeling disappointment and began to question why I was on this team at all!.
Getting close to the end of the trip, we were doing a clinical time with the locals and I was helping. There were lots of people coming and receiving help when one of the nurses brought to me an older lady to try and comfort as they could not see an immediate problem.
The only thing they could get from her was, she said, “her heart hurt”. They also told me that she had lost 3 daughters in a very short period of time. Now, at the time I did not have an interpreter, So, I sat down with her and put my arms around her and she laid her head on my chest and just began crying and talking (of course I could not understand her). I felt so helpless because I did not know what she was saying but the Lord did and he gave me words from the Spirit to pray for her. The more I prayed the harder she cried. God met her that day and healed her heart of the pain and loss she was carrying. It was a miracle!
My mission field in Haiti was this woman and when I did not know what to do or say the Lord bypassed our language barriers and He touched her in a mighty way. This grieving woman had lost all of her family, she did not have a physical heart issue but a broken heart issue. For me, I stand amazed that a loving God would send me to an unfamiliar land many miles away to minister to one broken hearted woman who he wanted to show his compassion and love to.
in “my loss for words” God showed me just how far His great compassion and healing reaches others. God always has a plan even when we don't see it. Our prayers and words for others do have meaning and God will use our obedience and willingness to let Him use us make a difference.
Blessing and Love, Dee