Types of Messages that God May Send You through Dreams
God is infinitely creative, so he may choose to send you all sorts of messages through your dreams. Those messages may include:
Dream messages that guide you: God may send you guidance through your dreams to help you better understand situations, make wise choices, and take next steps for positive change. Often, such dreams will help you figure out how to solve the problems you encounter. Madame C.J. Walker, who invented a revolutionary hair care product, prayed for help to solve the problem of her own hair falling out. Then she dreamed of an angel who showed her the specific ingredients she needed to create a product that would help. That guidance led her to solve that problem for many people by creating a new product. God may guide you to the next steps you can take to overcome a problem in your own life, such as healing a broken relationship or finding a new job. Or, God may communicate with you about using your talents in fresh ways by showing you a project he wants you to pursue – at work, at church, at a charity, etc.
Dream messages that inspire you: God may send you creative inspiration through a dream. You may receive innovative ideas for all sorts of projects: writing, composing music, drawing, cooking, baking, coding software, building something, and much more. Throughout history, many artistic projects and scientific breakthroughs have resulted from dreams. Niels Bohr, a physicist who won a Nobel Prize for discovering the structure of the atom, had first dreamed about the atom’s structure and then confirmed his hypothesis through lab tests. God has given you distinctive talents that he wants you to use to contribute to our world. He will send you all the inspiration you need to do so, and those awe-inspiring ideas may come through your dreams.
Dream messages that encourage you: God often sends encouragement through dreams. This type of dream blesses you with peace when you’re worried about something or confidence when you’re facing a risk God wants you to take. Edwin Moses, who ran in Olympic track and field competitions, reported he had several encouraging dreams before a 400-meter hurdling race. He said those dreams gave him both the peace and confidence he needed to run well. Moses’ dreams featured numbers indicating the race’s date and his running time. During the race, Moses broke a world record. If you need encouragement about any challenging circumstances – from a health issue to a conflict with someone – God may reassure you through a dream that you can trust him to help you deal with the situation. If you think God is calling you to do something but you’re hesitant and afraid, God may encourage you through a dream to move forward with faith and rely on his strength.
Dreams messages that warn you: God may use your dreams to warn you about an important issue with consequences that are too dangerous to ignore. You may receive a divine warning about any situation that is threatening your spiritual, emotional, mental, or physical health. For example, you may dream about going to the doctor for a checkup if you have cancer that needs to be diagnosed in time to be treated. Or, if you have a nightmare about being chased, God may be alerting you to the fact that you're dealing with a dangerous amount of stress in your life and need to simplify your schedule. God may also warn you through dreams about a person you know who needs your help. In those types of warning dreams, God will show you something to urge you to reach out – such as a loved one struggling with an alcohol addiction at a bar, who needs your intervention to go to counseling or rehab.
Dream messages that heal you: God may communicate with you through dreams to heal your soul from something that has caused you trauma in the past. Bear Grylls, one of the world’s most famous adventurers, reported dreaming about falling for a full 18 months after he broke his back in a skydiving accident. As he prayed about those dreams, God helped him recover emotionally as well as physically. He put his faith in Jesus into action by working with his dreams to heal. If you need healing from anything that has caused you emotional pain, God can heal your anger, anxiety, or sadness by sending you healing dream messages.