Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pretty close to two years ago I told you about a guy that I had gone out with for a short period of time. How he was cute and nice and all that jazz, but that I didn't really think we would hit it off well. I just remember thinking that something is just not right, I had a feeling but really didn't know what it was about. I saw him one night and the very next night, he was arrested for rape. Since then, although I haven't seen him, I was waiting for them to send him to trial. Literally I would google his name and make sure I had not missed it. But day before yesterday, getting ready at home, they flashed his picture across the screen and I about lost my breath. He was finally going to court. I think I checked WALB and the Albany Herald every 5 mins for updates. Long story short, he pled out, got a lesser sentence but still, is going to prison for a very very long time.

Romans 8:26-27 - "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches out hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

God is a much better judge of character than we are. We tend to see what we want to see and hope for the best. Not everyone out there wants what is good for us. All I know is that when we have doubts, when things just don't seem right, we need to pray hard because God may just be trying to tell us something. We may not like it, may not make much sense at the time, but we sure need to listen!

I pray you all have had a good week. I know some of you are snowed in so be safe and stay warm all! Until next time, Lord willing......


  1. Nice work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! it goes to show that God gives us those gut feelings for a reason! I am so glad that You listened to it. Sad for the people that he hurt. I hope he gets the help he needs. I will pray for him.