Today’s post is written by Tammy Wiens.
Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.
She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “Vi’s First Christmas” will appear in Christmas Chaos coming out in October of 2010.
Here is her first post:
When Prayer is Your Only Action
When my son came home and announced, “If the bullying doesn’t stop, I will make it stop; not matter what it takes,” I knew we had a problem. I went to prayer, desperate for some way of diffusing the situation before my son did something we all would regret.
My prayers led to a path that I wasn’t prepared to take—pray for the bully and his family. But what other solution did I have left? My son and I bowed our heads together that evening. It was hard. Praying for someone is viewed as bringing good into another life and I wanted no such thing for this young man.
Then God did an amazing thing with these prayers—He changed my heart and my son’s. Instead of hating this young man, we became empathetic to his plight as God revealed things in his life. As God brought more things to light, we kept praying for solutions.
In the end, we did very little in the physical sense but God was moving and shaking all around us. In the end, the young man who bullied my son ended up asking my son to become his friend and confiding some of his pain to me.
All we did was pray!