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Topic: Sibling(s) (05/01/08)
TITLE: A Sister's Prayer
By Deanna Sudom
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What does the place look like where there is nowhere else to look but up? Do I even want to know the darkness of that place? I thought she had seen it.
I hoped the last phone call about her situation could be a catalyst for healing. She overdosed on cocaine but already checked out of the hospital. Social Services stepped in and took the children. Thankfully Dad and his wife were able to be guardians.
For how long though? Even though I am grateful for a safe haven for the children; their mom's love is what they know, regardless of the messes she's been in. Please protect their hearts Oh God.
Teach me to love her with Your love Lord. I am not capable on my own. I know your heart is for her, she is your child. You know how many times she will run from You, and yet you wait patiently.
I know the rest of the family has 'had it with her behavior'. I confess at one time I would have felt the same way. The more I know you Lord, the more I can be compassionate, at least enough to pray.
We have not walked where she has walked, we do not feel as she feels. If we can look past her coping mechanisms and see her soul, would we see a reflection of our own pain and shame? Is that why it is so difficult to look, to reach out, to love her despite the hurt?
You created her soul Lord and it is ultimately her responsibility to care for it. She needs to choose life, please Father have mercy on her and guide my sister to choose wisely.
Deuteronomy 31:19 NIV "This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now, choose life, so that you and your children may live."
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