For those of you who read my blog, you know how frequently I blog about waiting on the Lord, prayer, continue to pray without ceasing, pray with faith, and occasionally the P word - Patience. (Patience is not my strong suit, but I am not terribly impatient.)
Saturday night after I blogged about my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, I received a call concerning my god-son's wife whom I will call Liz. She had twins 12/31/07, was treated for post partum depression in late March and then was diagnosed with Personality Disorder which outwardly manifests kind of like bipolar disorder on steroids. We have been praying for Liz big time for some time now but really ramped it up over the last few weeks. Saturday I had prayed for her through out the day as had her mother-in-law. Saturday night as the twins were to be returned to her for a few days, she called my god-son to say she had been drinking, taking sedatives and cutting herself. My god-son who we will call Mike decided he had to violate the custody orders, but didn't really know what to do. He had to file for divorce a few weeks ago so he had rights with the children and could have the court order she was not to be left alone with the twins for the time being. He loves her, but has to look out for the twins at this point. I was so stunned she cut herself in an experiment to see if she could tolerate the pain to cut her wrist. Liz is 24 and a bright girl. She was so full of life just 1 year ago. CPS was called, they said not to return the twins. It's hard to call CPS, Liz is loved by her husband and his family and we all want her healed, mentally - physically - and spiritually whole in Christ Jesus.
My husband called from West Texas after everything had settled down Saturday night and I started crying. I could not believe these words tumbled out of my mouth - the more we pray, the worse she gets. He can't stand for me to cry. He said Mike did what he had to do, you keep praying.
Of course I do not believe she is getting worse because we are praying. I think a break through is around the corner. I checked out the Living Proof blog today, Beth's message was like an arrow fired right at me - and let me tell you, I am 1 big bull's eye. I laughed out loud when I read it and called my friend, she laughed with joy when I read it. Here is Scripture which was in the post:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
So the next time I have the urge to say Hello. God are you listening, I have been praying for Liz for a long time, I have prayed for Mike, I have been praying for the twins, what is the deal!!!! I will remember my previous posts, I will remember Daniel and I will remember the words from Isaiah.
Glory be to the Lord God Who Reigns from heaven, Who never leaves us or forsakes us!