“Prayer is simply talking with God where you can reveal your deepest hurts and emotions. You can tell God, honestly, what is on your heart. Unburden yourself before God and know that He hears you, cares for you and loves you beyond imagination.” – Dr. Ramona
My daughter Esther is 15. Last year she met a guy the same age and they became friends. At first they just laughed and talked on the phone. He then shared about his life of being traumatized by bullying because he stutters. Esther determined to daily pray for him and to encourage him and prove she was a genuine friend who wouldn’t end up making fun of him and then leaving. Over time she became attached and she thought he did too. However as time went on, Logan would accuse her of bizarre things and even that she lied about ever being bullied herself. He would be nice and then hurtful. He became deceitful and made fun of her and accused her of not being able to live because she was only 15. She said that because she was a Christian. She could love because God “poured out His love in her heart…and that she could love because He first loved her.” So many details here but she is emotionally wrecked. She has become insecure and fearful. She questions everything she does and says. She stopped the things she loved doing like riding horses because she’s unmotivated and afraid. She is a beautiful (not perfect) person inside and out. She was so kind, forgiving, compassionate, encouraging and generous to Logan. Please pray that God would heal her heart and mind and restore what has been so destroyed…and that He would draw her close to Him and reveal her true identity in Christ. Pray also for Logan to repent, be saved, delivered and healed and, if it’s God’s will, to recognize all the goodness of God that Esther tried to show him. May He one day be transformed by the love and grace of God and ask forgiveness even from Esther. There’s much I haven’t shared due to length. Also, if I need to get her counseling, that God would reveal who, when…May He use this to equip her and help her encourage others to flee such relationships. My heart aches so badly. Thank you.