Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pray Hard

The previous post was about my friend who committed suicide. He left a wife, a 10-year old daughter, and a child on the way. I spoke to his wife yesterday, and she said he had been under incredible amounts of stress. She revealed to me that one of his ex-girlfriends had recently came around and she felt he was still in love with her. She was killed in a motor vehicle wreck on Tallahassee about 2 weeks ago. According to his wife, Mike just could not take it. There was probably more to it, but that is what she told me. It is so sad to know some people hurt this much.

I wish I knew how to help somebody when they are feeling so down. We all have our moments, but I have found such an incredible peace in Jesus! It is amazing to me that a person I can't see, touch, feel, or hear in the normal sense can bring such peace to me. I find that the more I pray, the closer to Him I feel. I am sad that Mike is gone and leaves a grieving family behind. That is the saddest part of all. Those that are left behind are filled with unanswered questions. All we can do is pray for them. Pray hard!

Psalm 17:6 says, "I call on you, O God, for You will help me."

Father, I pray for Mike's family and loved ones. I know they are hurting and seem to think no relief is in sight. Father, please comfort them as only you know how. In Jesus name, Amen.


  1. Will be praying for his family, but if you post something like that, please let us know that it is someone else, not that it makes it better, just that we know.