Unshakable Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

More than just a dream

I had a vivid dream last night –  In this dream I was completely healed and whole.

The dream began with me simply stepping out of bed, which is something I haven’t been able to do in over 15 years. I could walk, talk, eat, dress myself and do everything else that I was once able to do. Mary and I were so excited that we began calling all of our family and friends and then we began visiting people at their homes and offices (Mary drove the car because I don’t have a driver’s license and the only thing I’ve driven in last 15 years is a wheelchair).

The dream was so real-to-life that I was telling Mary all the places I wanted to travel to and all the restaurants I wanted to try. I was even making practical plans like getting a driver’s license and making an appointment with the doctor to have my feeding tube removed etc. As you can probably imagine, this was so exciting; more so than winning a billion dollar lottery! But that incredible excitement soon turned to great disappointment when I awoke from this vivid dream at 4:15 this morning and realized I couldn’t even uncross my feet, let alone get out of bed.

Then my great disappointment turned back into incredible excitement when I remembered that, regardless of what happens in this life, one day I KNOW that I WILL be healed and whole! One day “…there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain…” (Revelation 21:4)

There was a time in my life that I feared death and the unknown in general. I later found out that these fears are quite common. But, as strange as it might sound, ever since I committed to following Christ and began believing the promises of God’s word, my fear of death has been replaced with an excitement of what lies in store for me after this brief and fragile life is over. Christ died and rose again to free us from sin AND from the fear of what lies ahead – “…only by dying could He (Jesus) break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he deliver those who have lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.” (Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT)

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  1. God made my dream come true. He healed me from Cancer. Our God is truly an amazing Father. I pray that God give you more strength and healing. May you continue to inspire others with your wisdom and courage. =)

  2. Pingback: Being Isaac: Bill from Unshakable Hope “More than Just a Dream” | Being Rebekah

  3. I’m keeping with just the dream aspect. I’m much earlier in progression, but I can’t drive and I can only do something similar to walking for a few very assisted steps for transfers. Right before I go to sleep I sometimes try to imagine I can in hopes of having a full dream of walking out of the house and getting in my car like I did not all that long ago. It’s probably not a good idea right now. Waking up would leave me saddened much longer than you by my loss. I would get over it though. I’ll take the dream.

  4. Hi Bill,
    We at BeingRebekah LOVE this post and were wondering if you’d be willing to allow us to reblog it as one of our guest spots? We completely understand if you don’t, but we really think this is something that our readers would be encouraged by. Sorry to ask so openly, I would have asked via email if I could find one on this site.

    Rebekah M. (feel free respond via email at beingrebekah@outlook.com)

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