Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Answered Prayer

I was on the hot-line Monday night, sound asleep, when the phone began to ring and woke me from my peaceful slumber. It was a young girl who was frightened, alone, and just found out she was pregnant. Like most young women I encounter through work she was in a situation she didn't want to be in and the guy who helped get her there wanted nothing to do with her.

We were on the phone for almost three hours as she slowly unraveled the details of her story. What happened to her angered me. How could a person treat another person this way?
I tried to encourage her that her life was not over and that GOD STILL LOVES HER! She was terrified to have to tell her parents and kept telling me that she woulnd't. At times I felt like I was pleading with her to trust them and be honest...just tell them the truth. But she didn't want anyone to know.

Like most girls she wanted to cover up the nightmare and get on with life, but "covering up" is nothing more then a death sentence. Not just for the innocent babe but for the woman's heart and spirit. They become crushed under the guilt and magnitude of the choice she has made.

When we finally got off the phone my heart was heavy and conflicted. Did I say everything I should have? Did I in any way make her feel guilty or condemned? Did I help her to come to any resolutions? I wasn't sure.

Last night I received a call from my friend who had taken the hot-line. She wanted me to know that the girls mother called and said that her daughter had told her everything. Everything was going to be fine.

I often question God about this ministry He's given me, but it's times like these that I know I'm exactly where He wants me to be.


ellen b. said...

Oh Praise God she was able to tell her mom and that her mom was full of God's grace toward her!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oh, PTL!!!

*crying tears of joy*

God has you exactly where you need to be...and HE gave you the right words to bless that girl.


grey like snuffie said...

Thank You Jesus!

Becky said...

This story thrills me. First of all, How exciting to be used of Him.
There is a thank you waiting in heaven from this little babe!
Second, I will put a stocking up for you as soon as I can get back there lol
Third, can I come to CA and go shopping with you? Wow you like all the things that I do.
It is always so nice to see you have visited. It's like coming home and finding a friend's car in your driveway.
Thanks for your encouragement.
You are a blessing to so many!

Joanne Kennedy said...

When you are doing God's work He will give you the right words to say. So trust that you will always say enough and always say the right thing.

Wow! Just think, a little baby will be born because you are doing God's work. Isn't that wonderful!

Who knows what would have happened if you didn't pick up that phone.

Big hugs to you.

Kathy said...

Oh, Cori, what a ministry you have. How wonderful that this young lady found her way to you - just the voice of reason and assurance she needed. PTL!

Pat said...

The hot line you provide is such a wonderful way to help scared girls who don't know where to turn. I'm glad she finally confided in her Mom and will get the support she needs. God spoke though you Cori!
Hugs, Pat