|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|Dream||Kayla||Sunday, February 8, 2009|
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM
Yes, it is possible for God to speak to us through dreams. The bible is filled with such incidents. For example, Joseph was told in a dream to not be afraid to wed Mary even though she was pregnant. St Peter was told in a dream that all food is good to eat thereby ending the Old Testament dietary laws.
God certainly can speak to us in dreams, but we need to be very careful to be sure the message is from God. We must remember that the devil can appear as an angel of light and can also effect dreams in us.
Dreams are mostly the brains way of creatively working out stresses, anxieties, problems, or joys and wishes. Thus, another possible source of a dream that appears to be from God is actually a wish fulfillment or an anxiety on the part of the dreamer
If one has a lot of dreams that appear to be from God then he should find a wise spiritual director who can help to properly discern the dreams. We may want to do that even for a single dream.
For information on how to receive help see our Help page. We suggest that before contacting us directly for help you try the Seven Steps to Self-Deliverance. These self-help steps will often resolve the problem. Also our Spiritual Warfare Prayer Catalog contains many prayers that may be helpful. If needed you can ask for a Personal Consultation.