Friends. . .below, the “daughter that lived through similar circumstances” as a child is me. I don’t have memories of night terrors or of the things that happened to me in my earliest years. My daddy was so troubled that he burned the house down that I lived in. I know he also broke our TV and was very angry. Praise God for miracles and for hope. HE can do anything! I am so grateful that I have no memories and I am more than grateful that God is enough for my little friends. . . .
from a friend of mine. . .
This is the testimony of how God set our girls free from nightmares.
We gained custody of our daughters when they were almost five. They came out of a very hard lifestyle. They had experienced several traumas. As a result, they were tormented by nightmares. They would scream all night in their sleep. One of them would claw her chest and stomach. For 3 1/2 years I spent my nights comforting them and trying to help them overcome their extreme fears. They went to counseling and we tried everything. All the love and tears I shed with them couldn’t change their night terrors.
Then one day I shared this with a friend and asked her to pray for us. She shared that her daughter had lived through similar situations and overcame it all. That night before bed I shared her story with my girls. Then I shared that just as we adopted them into our family, they were also adopted into God’s family. I told them they didn’t have to fear those things anymore! The Gospel came alive to them.
We talked about how Jesus had shed His blood for them. They didn’t have to fear anything anymore. They had traded their old lives for new life. I taught them that they have authority over their dreams. In Jesus, they could tell the tormenting thoughts and dreams to go away! We all prayed and they fell asleep for the first peaceful night’s rest. They are now using who they are in Christ to stay free from night terrors. That was several months ago and we are still having peaceful sleep! Praise The Lord!
P.S. These girls were set free in 2013. .still free today!