Angela: Trusting in God
In 2012, Angela went through a very difficult time: after experiencing difficulty walking and suffering from episodes of blurred vision, great fatigue and pain in the arm that kept her from sleeping, she was told by a doctor that she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Overwhelmed by the news, Angela was soon forced to stop working. She couldn’t understand why her world seemed to be falling apart; after all, she was a believer: “my work, my dreams … I felt that God did not love me.”
One evening, Angela was invited to attend a special meeting held at a church in Montreal, where she listened to a message on the death of Lazarus (John 11). “In the Bible it is written that Jesus loved Lazarus, that he loved Lazarus’ family and that Lazarus was his friend. Yet he still allowed Lazarus’ misfortune – death…“. The pastor kept repeating “Jesus loved Lazarus, Jesus loved Lazarus...”. Angela says that the pastor’s words deeply touched her heart and she then started crying uncontrollably. That’s when “I realized that Jesus loved me … that night, God healed my heart.”
This is not all that God has done for her. Today, her health has greatly improved: Angela can run, she feels much less tired and has completely recovered the use of her eyes! She even returned to work and was promoted – a woman who thought she was about to lose everything.
Today, Angela is grateful to God for all He has done for her. This is why “prayer and Bible reading occupy a very important place in my life.” When turning to God in prayer and reading Bible verses like Jeremiah 29:11, she finds strength, peace, joy and hope.