I would like to share what happened to me in May 2016.
I went through intense suffering for 3 years. God delivered me from the most of it 2 months ago. I do not understand why God allowed this to happen to me, but I can say my relationship with Him was the strongest I have ever experienced.
In May 2016 I was in great, great pain. I cried a lot, pleaded, begged; my prayers were intense for the whole thing to stop (it stopped more than 2 years later). Anyway, I was lying on my bed, sobbing and crying when suddenly, I got an image (first time in my life) of a figure sitting by my bed, and praying for me. It was so strong that I immediately stopped crying, I was so surprised. And also the pain went away and I felt better, when I had been feeling bad for a few weeks.
I thought a friend had been praying for me–not a lot of people knew about my circumstancces. But when I asked her were you praying for me at that moment? She said she wasn’t.
So I thought maybe God had been sending an angel. And then I came accross Romans 8, the second part of which is about suffering:
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” (v.26)
Whether it was an angel or the Holy Spirit himself–I do not know–I just know it comforted me immediately. My circumstances didn’t change for another 27 months… and I still don’t get all the hows and whys of why did it have to happen to me, but I can say God IS there in the midst of it.