Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mercy Covering

He has to flee.

He is satan. When God's people pray, He flees.

As I got ready to hit the publish button on my last post, I hesitated. When this blog first began it was read by people who I had never met. Now....there are many that read it that I know in real life. I did not want to bring further shame to my son, so I hesitated.

Wow, did God show Himself faithful. Within hours of that post going out and the prayers, emails and comments came flooding in....life in the walls of this house changed. David's attitude changed. His heart was softening. We talked and talked and talked. This is going to be one of the best things to ever happen in David's life. Just one more part of the puzzle that will make up an incredible story that he will share one day.

Friday was court day. God's mercy covered my son. God's love made sure that David is going to get the help he needs and not the punishment that would have been much more simple. (in man's eyes) I am sorry to sound vague but just want you to know that your prayers were felt, appreciated and effective.

One day, David will understand that people across the world cared enough about him to take him before God's throne. One day, David will be used mightily and he will have the chance to give back.

Beauty from ashes. Believing it!


16 comments:

Courtney said...

The three of you are so loved. And I am so thankful for you, my sweet friend.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing the tangible ways that the Lord intervenes and privilege that we have to come before Him in prayer.

nancygrayce said...

So thankful! It is so great to hear the result of prayers!

Hope said...

Praise the Lord!! Bless David's heart, this is a difficult time in the life of a young man. So much angst just due to the age in general, but complicated by life situations beyond his control. I have a son walking that same difficult road. A friend has reminded me that the Lord will be faithful to His promise in regards to my son and for now, "Just remember he's just working on his testimony. :) " God is so good.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad to hear the report....praying always...love you

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

"One day, David will be used mightily and he will have the chance to give back.

Beauty from ashes. Believing it!"

Amen sister!!!!!

Hugs to you and David - Diane

UL Cards Fan said...

Praise God for His unfailing love and grace. You are a blessing to me Sheryl. Will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Linda

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I'm so glad to hear that! God is good. And yes, please do continue to let us know how we can prayer for you and your family. That's why we're here. Take care my sweet friend!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Love ya friend...and I'm SO blessed..to know we serve a SAvior...who...knows best.

Praying for you and your sweet...sweet...family. :-)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Reminds me as I read this, of another David. A David who failed miserably and yet that God used mightily. God is in that business...what a loving and merciful God we serve.

Sassy Granny ... said...

One day we'll have a much clearer sense of just how powerful are a mother's prayers!

May each of our sons & daughters find their true and only home in Him.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sonja said...

So happy for this news. I can't help but think of David in the Bible... what a man of God he became. May the same be true for your David.

Blessings!

Sonja

Sheryl said...

Sheryl, Just want you to know that I'm praying.

Isn't it wonderful that no one can snatch us out of God's hand.

He is faithful!

The Other Sheryl

Susan said...

I am reminded daily that we are in the trenches and the battle is raging all around us. Eternity hangs in the balance but I am sertain that GOD will be victorious!

Ang baylis said...

This will make a GREAT story one day! I care, too!

Much love,
Angie xoxo

sanjeet said...

thanks for sharing the tangible ways that the Lord intervenes and privilege that we have to come before Him in prayer.
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