Tuesday, May 9, 2017

" being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you is able to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.   {Philippians 1:6}

I hope that you had a chance to read about my friend Gabrielle yesterday, because this is a continuation of that. I left the hospital with not having much to say to this girl, but I was praying that my presence meant something to her. After she moved to the Veterans Hospital, my friend Rebecca went to visit her several times there but she was out of her room having therapy. Gabby knew that she had come, and said to Rudy, "Why does she come to see me?" And Rudy told her, "because she cares and is praying for you." Rudy often told Gabby about the many people that were praying. She still didn't seem to have any comprehension as to why people that didn't even know her would do that.

Some healing took place in her body, so Gabby was able to go to court, and stand before a judge. She was visibly shaking with fear, and most of the time she came alone to stand before the Judge and District Attorney with her Attorney. The DA's office wanted her to go to jail for three to eight years. Rudy asked several times for less time, but the DA was not budging. Suffolk County is very hard on drunk driving and since there was a fatality, they couldn't send her away with a lesser amount of time.
UGH, we were praying and we asked the Lord, why, it seems so harsh, and He always quieted us with his peace. He was clearly in control.

 She was able to go into a local L.I. program for her first year, because the Judge had a compassionate heart towards her, and that would count and she would get the physical therapy needed as well. She is suffering from post traumatic syndrome, and gets flash backs to the accident, but I know that I can trust God to bring our prayers to fruition in her life. 

Just like the stairs that we see in this picture! I am praying for God to make himself known to her. He has begun a work in her heart, even if she doesn't understand now, and it may take a life-time for her to realize the truth. One step at a time, as He has done in our lives. I don't know about you, but the first time I heard that Jesus loved me, I was very skeptical. It takes time for each of us to let down our guard, and allow Him to love us. Will you pray with me for my special friend?

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask you in Jesus name, to touch Gabby, to heal her heart of all the awful hurts and pain  that have happened to her. Be her Father and Mother, and cause her to realize that you have placed loving people around her because you love her! May she cry out to you in the lonely times, and when she remembers this terrible accident. As Pastor Miller visits her may she respond to his understanding of her situation. We know that you are more than able to write the next chapter in her life to be a positive one. Amen! Thank you.

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