A friend of mine from India shared with me a spiritual experience similar to one we had this year. It involved a premonition about the need to go visit his ill father in India, followed by making arrangements for his wife to go there on a separate trip. The timing worked out wonderfully, although the trip was planned many months in advance. It allowed him to spend precious time with his father before he died, and then allowed his wife to be there during the funeral in order to provide significant assistance and comfort to his mother. He felt that having these premonitions was evidence of a Supreme Being who cares for us, and I agree.
He then quoted an old sage who wrote in Sanskrit something to the effect that when we become more cunning and devious, we have a harder time hearing and responding to these promptings. And I agree.
We both recognized that while this mortal existence is filled with trouble and pain, beyond it all is a purpose and hope that is brought by a Supreme Being who cares for us and help us through this journey, if we will free ourselves from the deafening cares of the world and listen. People of many faiths have reached this conclusion – a testimony to the universal love of God and the strivings of the Spirit of God to bless our lives, if we will listen.