Don't get me wrong, I want to go to Heaven in the rapture no matter what but I was really, really concerned with the welfare of my pets once the rapture occurred.
I hated the thought that they would be left to fend for themselves and if no one found them, I just couldn't bear the thought of what would happen to them.
I wrestled with this for many months and my family and friends thought I was nuts because even though they had pets, they didn't have the same kind of bond with them.
I kept praying about them, asking Jesus to please show me what was going to happen to them, if He thought I could handle the truth.
I didn't hear anything for the longest time and this was difficult for me because I thought Jesus figured I couldn't handle what was going to happen and that's why He wasn't showing me anything.
I read books about pets being in Heaven and I was convinced that once they die, they would join me. This revelation was a long time coming because I didn't believe that for a very long time but that's a whole other story.
Anyway, I continued asking The Lord to show me because if I feel this way, I know there are other people who feel this way too. I promised to share the truth with others if He would show me. After praying this way I began hearing from Him.
I love the way He talks to me. Most of the time He will put ideas in my mind and then confirm them with different signs like leading me to a book or a video of someone who has the answers I'm looking for or someone saying something that He had just told me. He is pretty awesome how He gets through to me.
First He showed me how much He loves animals. He made animals before He made people. That should tell us something right there. He knows the special bond we can have with our pets. There are several scripture in the Bible telling people to take care of their animals and that God is aware of even a little sparrow or ants.
The next thing He reminded me was how much He loves me and that part of the rewards in Heaven will be having the things we love around us. He loves us beyond anything we can imagine.
One night I heard something about our pets going with us in the rapture. That was all that was said and it was not enough for me to be convinced but it was enough for me to start asking God about that. Could it be true? Really? Was it possible that our pets could go with us and not be left to suffer? This gave me some hope.
Not too long after that I came across a video from someone that God had used many times to confirm things He had shown me. This person did a whole video about how God had given her a vision of pets going with us in the rapture. As I listened, with some cynicism I must admit, she began saying things that God had shown me; first one thing, then another, then another until I was totally convinced that our beloved pets will go with us.
I am not the easiest person to convince, as my biggest concern is believing a lie, but this one is something I feel God gave me enough confirmation that I totally believe our pets will be raptured along with us.
I hope this will be confirmation to someone else and a little extra hug from Heaven for your heart.