A True Miraculous Story Of My Friend Maria

Halleluiah! Heaven rejoices when one person comes to God, more so than all the just who currently worship Him. "Welcome Home to my Kingdom and enjoy the richness of my love which I will share with you...."
Halleluiah! Heaven rejoices when one person comes to God, more so than all the just who currently worship Him. "Welcome Home to my Kingdom and enjoy the richness of my love which I will share with you...."

Dear Friend,

Often times I think many of us wonder, "Does having a personal relationship with Jesus really help?" Or, "Would having a relationship with Jesus help?" Or, "What makes Christians so happy?" Or, "What is it that changes in them?"

I'd like to tell a little story that happened recently without giving away too much personal information but I think it's worthy of being shared. This is the story of a friend of mine who accepted Christ as their savior on June 9, 2013.

No one can prove God exists or doesn't exist is what I often hear. But those who pray and have faith always tell of stories of how they feel touched by God.

For over five decades my friend who I will call Maria suffered with much hopelessness and depression. Diagnosed and medicated as a result of extreme trauma.

Having been a victim of satanic cult abuse so severe she was in a constant battle with the devil. And I could see this and I often wondered how she could be freed from this awful torture.

I never met anyone before who had gone through such abuse to tell me about such horrific details which were the tip of the iceberg. Just surviving and staying alive was a monumental accomplishment!

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Sometimes many of us I think, wonder, "Why am I suffering, why does God allow me to suffer?" There are so many answers to this I will not respond to it now. But as I see with my own eyes, and from what I've experienced, It was the times I suffered the most, I felt closest to God. Why? That's just the way it is. I mean, How can we identify with someone if we haven't walked a mile in their shoes so to speak? I mean, how can we understand what Jesus' Passion and Death was all about if we don't feel a little of it ourselves?

I know it's not desirable or fun to suffer, but I do feel grateful in some way, that God has blessed me with suffering, for if He hadn't I would never have come to call on Him in the first place.

The Day Maria Got Saved


For many years we have been good friends. And I started feeling better and I kept noticing how she hadn't been feeling any better. I had a spiritual awakening and she had not. I kept praying for her, introducing her to prayer and the bible and church. She introduced me to Daystar television. We helped each other. But now I could no longer accept to see her suffer pain which I knew could end and must end.

I knew Maria had expressed on numerous occasions how she wanted to be free of the demonic forces that seemed to surround her since she had experienced being a victim of satanic ritual abuse from age 3-11. (Sorry 8 years, not 11. That was my error now corrected.) . Having been threatened "they" would kill her family and siblings, and dog, she kept silent yet she always wondered how her family didn't seem to know and it was tucked away until years later it came up as very severe PTSD.

What can you say? I spent Saturday night, we had enjoyed a movie that day and she cooked for me as usual. Sunday morning we both got up late, tired. We missed church and I wondered where we could go for an afternoon service. I really had not the patience or attention span before to really listen to her story completely though she'd told me some details. I still don't know them all and really don't want to. But what I hear was just enough for me to grasp what an immense pain she had experienced. How could one heal from that? These feelings, emotions, and memories tortured her day and night on occasion for years on end. She said she was afraid of Jesus because (she was abused by a priest.) She couldn't trust God.

But Maria had this strong attraction to Catholic and Christian television. She over time was praying with me and listening to me read the bible, and attending church with me on occasion. Watching Christian television was a comfort, but she still felt a victim and felt attacked by satan.

How could she not be after what happened? Being so confused, how could she finally turn to God after all the mistrust?

Today was the day.

I woke up that Sunday morning and listened while eating breakfast to many things. I encouraged her to talk about family, life, feelings, situations.

"This has to stop," I thought to myself. I went in private and prayed to God and His Holy Spirit. I felt inside me that she was going to be saved that very day. And I decided I would not give up until it happened.

We prayed, I prayed. I got her on the phone with a wise Christian woman. This was helpful for her. Then I contacted another Christian friend who encouraged us both to come to the church to help. I thought about it and decided it would be a good idea and Maria was eager to go.

As we drove there, a male Christian friend talked on the phone with Maria, while I felt a bit anxious, knowing this was a battle in which Satan would not give up easily. I unceasingly prayed while she talked on the phone with this wise Christian man who drilled her thoroughly and she realized she was not sure she was going to heaven. In fact she told him she was headed straight for hell, because she had not put her trust in Jesus completely.


Why it's so difficult for people to come to Jesus


It's hard to accept a free gift and realize we can do nothing by ourselves and that it is the gift of God.

So, Maria and I went to the church and she enjoyed the service...she told people she was saved. Then we went out to eat and I drove her back home.

I was exhausted. I spoke to her briefly later, but cut the call short. Then a few days later, today, I spoke to her.

She told me...."I feel spiritually healed. I feel loved in my body and soul. I was very broken spirited for a long long time, and my best friend showed me the way to be able to victoriously overcome where I had before been defeated and failed."

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What a transformation. Previously our talks on the phone were about pain and depression. Suddenly this amazing new person (new creature in Christ- Daughter of the King!) was speaking to me, I almost felt awkward....Where was the old Maria? This new Maria is so full of hope and gladness and gratitude and had nothing negative to say. She was even inspirational to me. She was obviously changed, for the better. Amazing Grace!

We cannot explain spiritual changes, but it is the gift of God- If we open the door of our hearts. Sometimes it takes a lot even years of prayer and planting "seeds" until the harvest time comes and one truly believes. This little act of faith is what God wants from us. He wants us to know how much He loves us, how he forgives us, and wants us to say we're sorry for our wrongs and ask Him in, let Him into our hearts. It's that simple yet so complex especially if we have doubts and are/were hurt deeply. It takes courage and faith and willingness to "Let Go" and just trust.

After we do, we experience much joy and peace like never before. Only a someone who has personally experienced this can fully understand that feeling and it has to be nurtured with prayer and God's word the bible on a daily basis. We will never be perfect, but with God working in us and filling us with His Holy Spirit, we become able, through him to accomplish things we never thought we could.

God used many people over the years and on that day to get through to her His love.....which I don't think she thought was possible. But her willingness to explore it and give in to it is what allowed God to work his magic in her and she said she feels like it is magic.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I have tears of joy in my eyes right down dearest Rose. You put on that Full Armor of God and went into battle with the enemy for your friend, and by the Grace of our sweet Lord God, she was saved! Praise Him!!! To God be the glory! Thank you for sharing this amazing story of salvation. Your friend is indeed a new creature in Christ, the old has passed away, she is white as snow. Amen.

Thank you Jesus! Thank you for sharing this profound story of redemption and breaking free from those chains of bondage.

God bless you and keep you and your precious friend. She has a good friend in you. I am singing praises to our King and there is a big celebration going on in Heaven with all the angels singing praises over you and your friend.

Voted up ++++ and sharing the Good News!

In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Thank you dear Faith, I really appreciate your comment and I am overjoyed at reading it and you so understand and I am just so pleased to hear these words of praise from you and very honored, happy, and content. Thank you so very much for you constant words of encouragement, you've been a great help to me on my own journey in this life, and such a positive force, you use your time here to constantly inspire others, again you have helped me tremendously so you are a part in this too!

Thank you so so much. dear Faith....a Faith Reaper, that you are

Love

Rose


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I always love rejoicing with others when our sweet Lord saves and heals. I, too, have seen many miracles through prayer and my heart is overflowing with joy right now for you both. I will keep you both in my prayers and praise Him each night for His goodness and mercy.

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for God's grace with us. I believe as my Lord has gifted and guided me.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A great share and voted up.

Eddy.


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Thank you Mhatter That's good wonderful! :)


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Thank you Eddy for the vote up! :)


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Rose this is such a great article and testimony to your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, through Him God can do anything, all you need to do is ask.

Vote up and more !!!


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Thank you very much Kashmir! Much appreciated!


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

blondy I happened along your beautiful writing today. It was no mistake. This is such a precious story of Gods amazing LOVE and Grace on us. I am sure our Lord smiles favor on you for staying by your friend. You too were inspirational in her coming to Jesus. Praise the Lord. The angels sing in heaven when one is saved. Jesus made salvation so easy why is it so hard for so many? The enemy lies that is why. He is doomed to hell Praise the Lord. He has been defeated. I suppose all we can do is continue to pray for the lost and encourage others and be His Light.

Thank you for writing this blondy. I do pray the Lord sends many to read. He will do the sending amen.

Great works for our Lord sister. You keep going U will I am sure Phil 4:13 God Bless your journey precious child of God. My Love in Christ Skye

voted and shared!


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Elearn4Life 3 years ago

I am deeply touched. This is wonderful. Voted up. Thanks for sharing. God is truly in you.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Rose this is a wonderful hub my dear.. thank you so much for caring for us and Loving our Lord God that you want to spread the message..

You are doing a great work.. Keep it up God needs warriors like you

Sharing

Debbie


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Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

Wow ! What a wonderful story and very detailed writing... I am voting up and sharing...


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Elearn4Life ,

Thank you so much, it's really a pleasure to hear that.

Being a Catholic for 33 yrs until (Dec 26, 2009) it was very hard for me to accept Christ in the "right" way. I always thought I had to "earn" and it was hard to accept a free gift because as you know sometimes when people give us a Christmas gift, usually we feel like we have to return the gift and it's so hard to believe that God is giving us a "gift" of salvation, but when you really think about it, We could not ever earn it ourselves. We are very blessed Jesus took upon him all our sins. I think watching the Passion of the Christ and meditating on Jesus' passion helps us to be grateful....So it is very hard for many to receive this free gift- it seems too good to be true and Pride stands in the way also....you know we want to feel worthy but it's so perfect when you do and you realize you are no better than anyone else and I love this "For grace are ye saved thru faith, not by works lest any man should boast!"

The first verse I memorized which was and is very key to me... is II Tim 1:7 "For the Lord hath not given us the spirit of FEAR , but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Thank you,

Rose


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Debbie,

Thank you very much :)

You know I talked with my friend today, and she is well but could use our prayers to lift her up, so please ALL OF YOU, lift her up, as she is "new" and needs encouragement ! :) It took me a very long time before I figured out how to read the bible and what to read first, and Ephesians is a very encouraging book- I'm studying it now....It took awhile for me to find a good church to go to, and so we have to encourage new Christians.

I am going to print this for her, as she didn't even know I was writing it, until I asked her to put in her own words, how she feels, ;) and I am printing it so she can read it.

Amazing how one can suffer for over 5 decades and finally be set free, God doesn't give up on us, and let us never give up on ourselves either!

Love and hugs,

Rosie


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Thank you LisaLuvv! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and really pleased and honored by all your comments and compliment, thank you! Thank you for sharing, please do, I hope it helps many people. Thanks so much.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

"Sometimes it takes a lot even years of prayer and planting "seeds" until the harvest time comes and one truly believes"

I have experienced this statement and know it to be true. It sometimes takes a lot of prayer and patience which leads to building of faith.


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Very true teaches12345

Thank you very much.


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Skye,

....It is hard for many to get salvation, yes it is a mystery. You know many psychologists like to take credit for helping people and they frown upon believing in God, but it God that heals us, as I have said before in my other articles (some on schoolgirlforreal my other acct) That I was saved (I still feel funny using that word as I was Catholic 33yrs) on Dec 26,2009 and it wasn't until then I was later able to heal. For 20 yrs I was on lithium which made me very irritable and it was a bad medicine for me. I've been off it over 15 mo. God has helped me. Then later after I discovered I had pmdd, through persistence, my prayers were answered and I'm healed from that from a medication. I may not have bipolar after all, idk. What I do know is pmdd has the same symptoms I had before being diagnosed. Anyway, I have been completely restored, if you ask anyone on here who's known me the past 3 years since I've been writing on here, what a huge difference.

The enemy Is doomed to hell but he is allowed to tempt people and using every opportunity he gets to lie as you said and deceive people...even the saved he tempts and sometimes we "backslide" but we always get up...you can be saved and fall back into your old habits but the bible says somewhere that once you're saved, it cannot be taken away from you. One thing I've learned though, is if we don't do what God wants we end up being unhappy, and it may seem like His rules are hard or mean, but in the end they do make us happy.

Thanks again.


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skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

blondy Jesus is pruning us up for His Kingdom girl!

His Grace is sufficient. It is like the more we get to know Him the more we love Him and desire to beobedientt. What used to bring us pleasure (or so we thought) no longer does. Our hearts are made new. It is up to us to renew our minds. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Gods Grace holds us. Gods children have favor in the Lord!!! Praise the Lord we are forgiven yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We are more than conquerers in Christ Jesus!! He has paid the price in full for us on the cross. Salvation is a free gift we do not earn it or buy it. Jesus came for sinners and to fulfill the law. He is so amazing how one could not want to know Him is hard to grasp. I look back and I was ignorant of His great love and power. I am so grateful to be chosen. Let us keep on girl and pray that those who are lost do open the door for Him before it is too late.

So you are blondy and schoolgirl? Wow you have put out many hubs girl. Way to go. Keep the fresh living waters of Jesus Christ flowing precious sister.

Love, Skye


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blondey 3 years ago Author

Skye,

Thank you very much for the encouragement, I appreciate it!

Hugs

Rose


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blondey 22 months ago Author

Skye,

I am blondy and schoolgirforreall lol thank you. Just wanted to clarify.

Originally I was schoolgirlforreal (which I use mostly now) but I created blondy for fun and mostly poetry!

Yes, Skye He is definitely Pruning us! I can feel it!

God bless you.

I just re published this

To God be all the glory

Amen

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