Friday, April 17, 2009

The devil is Mean

He is. He doesn't care one bit about us.

Why that is a surprise to me, I don't know. Somehow, I expect him to have some common decency. He doesn't.

I need you to pray for one of my coworkers. Her husband has been struggling with sicknesses for months and there are worrying symptoms. Then her husband is gone to a location that is not too safe to do work that is even less safe. She was just on a long trip with her two kids, and is tired from that.

Then a few days ago, there was a huge conflict in the believing community that we work in. One person phoned her and many cruel accusations were dumped on her head. I won't mention details. It is looking like it will be solved at some point, so I am thankful for that, but it was a huge emotional blow to her.

Then yesterday, she phoned me in tears. She just had a miscarriage. She didn't really know she was pregnant. It was a surprise. But she just miscarried, and she is in pain and very sad.

The devil is just mean. That is all I can say. All these things on this woman at one time... it is too much! And she had just returned from doing something that will help a new church learn to worship. She writes songs for believers who haven't had song in their language, and she sings them. What she does lifts people's spirits and teaches them how to worship.

And now this. Pray for her. For comfort, for healing, for settling of the conflict in a Godly way. For strength. We have contacted her husband, and he is coming home. She needs him now.

I have to go to set up for a wedding tonight, but I will write tomorrow about a dream this woman had. I think God has set her in place for a key purpose. He has given her a gift that this dark country needs. I am not surprised that she is attacked right now. We should have been praying for her more specifically in this regard. But pray for her now.


Sharon said...

The enemy comes to steal, kill, and devour, and he is on the ball. She must really be doing something right for God.

Cindy said...

He is a roaring lion looking to devour...
he is pure evil...


Anonymous said...

I am praying for you both. As awful as the situation is, I am glad that you know what it means to have a miscarriage and that you can comfort her better than many others.
Don't forget the second part of Jn 10:10 - The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.