” It’s not love unless you feel some sort of pain for a soul so lost in a world of despair, you choose to pray for the one who has hurt you just as much as they have hurt themselves.”
The text read ” I have smoke meth every day for the past year now, I am up to a 1/2 oz a of meth daily. I have never been to this place before. If I don’t get help, I realize I am signing my own death certificate.” When I read this my eyes filled up with tears. It was so heart wrenching. I had been praying for this man, but is praying all I should have been doing? Maybe I should have resolved to do more? He admits he needs help yet still continues on this path of self-destruction. He has even been labeled as being a threat to himself. He is definitely at his lowest point and continues to believe I am getting exactly what I want. . I have prayed for this man and I continue to pray for this man. In deep prayer for him the holy spirit pulled at my heart-strings. The spirit prompted me to send him a message of love. I struggled with this for 2 days. I knew he had hurt me a lot in the past. I was not in the mood to have confrontation with him. After praying and careful consideration I sent him a text. The text read ” God loves you B___ and I am praying for you. Sorry you are hurting.” It would take 12 hours before I would get a response. As suspected the response was a blatant character assassination. God gave me peace in reading the message and self control in replying. I chose not to engage him. He is sick and does not know what he is doing. It would be one day later he checked himself into a 90 day rehabilitation program. It was a divine intervention. It’s not love unless you feel some sort of pain for a soul so lost in a world of desperation you choose to pray for the one who has hurt you just as much as they have hurt themselves. I continue to pray for this man daily that he makes it through the program and finds himself and a new identity in Christ Jesus.