Day 43: A Dream

So the other night, I had a dream.I was standing with Kirk in a room. I looked down and on the back of my right hand I had an injury. It looked like a bruise, or maybe a blood blister, and it was horrific and growing. I screamed as my hand and wrist swelled, filling with blood. The pain was so intense and I was pleading with Kirk to help me, that the pain was too much, that I was overwhelmed. Go get my dad, get a doctor, get someone to help me with this! Kirk stood there and held my other hand, but there was nothing else that he could do. I held my arm out in pain. I felt overcome and I cried and begged for help. Suddenly, the blood began to pour from my fingertips. I was terrified – there was so much blood, there was so much pain, I was absolutely going to die. And then, finally, the blood stopped, and my hand was healthy and whole, the pain was gone, and I woke up. Now, I am not a dream interpreter, but as I was telling the dream to Kirk, a possible meaning became clear. I am in a time of intense testing and refining. It has occasionally seemed overwhelming, and I have leaned on Kirk a lot for support. I feel like maybe the dream was acknowledgment of this struggle, of the pain, the overwhelming feelings as I seek holiness in my life. That I can lean on Kirk, but that no one can rid me of the struggle; it will just take time and have to run it’s course. That even when it is at it’s worst, which may be now or still to come, it will not be the end of me. And that when it is over, I will be healthier and stronger than before.I believe that dreams are a function of our brain processing our feelings and emotions. I also think that the Lord can speak to us in dreams, to bring wisdom, guidance, and hope for the future. It says in Job 33:14-18:

” For God does speak—now one way, now another—
though man may not perceive it.
In a dream, in a vision of the night,
when deep sleep falls on men
as they slumber in their beds,
he may speak in their ears
and terrify them with warnings,
to turn man from wrongdoing
and keep him from pride,
to preserve his soul from the pit,
his life from perishing by the sword.”

I think this dream could be one of hope, a reminder that God is aware of my struggle, and encouragement that I will overcome and that there will be relief in the end.

What do you guys think about this dream?



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