Tues. Feb. 12, 2008
It's 3:30 am and I just can't seem to sleep. I'm fighting off a headache, dealing with muscle pain from the fibromyalgia, fighting sinus problems, and trying to calm a mind that won't seem to stop going this night. I'm worried about my cousin who is going through tests for cancer, and I know her family is going through an awful time right now as they also worry about their daughter. Although she is 30 years old and old enough to make her own decisions and choices in life, I'm concerned that she may be in grave danger. She's been dealing with alcoholism, and as a result of this, lost her son to children's aid. Because of that she's just been drifting in and out of relationships and has just recently been badly beaten up and terribly abused by this guy she moved in with. It has only been a few weeks since he broke her jaw, and left her badly bruised and afraid. He was arrested for abuse, and has just got out of jail. I just learned that she has now left the safety of her families home and gotten onto a bus to go back to this guy. She has been offered all sorts of help, and has a family who wants to help her, but she won't accept their help.There is deep concern about what might happen to her once this guy has her back in his place.
Please, if anyone reads this, could you please pray for her. Her name is Cheri. I'm so worried about her and the choices she is making in her life, which I fear are only clouded over by the alcohol and pain of what she has been going through.
Father God, Please place a hedge of protection around Cheri and keep her safe from all harm. Please help her to realize her need to have you back in her life, held in the palm of your hands and surrounded by your love. In Jesus name. Amen.