This is a story about my mum and how interceding for her with God resulted in a miraculous transformation in terms of her view about life, her faith in God and her relationship with others. My mum has suffered depression and loneliness for a number of years. She did not have a good marriage and suffered physical and mental abuse for more than a decade. She hated him and it was difficult for her to forgive him.

After his death, I thought she would be a happier person because he can no longer hurt her but I was wrong. The cut was so deep that she went into depression, very deep depression and because she is not a social person and normally sick, she was very lonely. Talking to her on long-distance calls was very challenging, she was very moody, very negative and was very argumentative about everything. She was going downhill very fast in the last year, and at one point, she was suicidal.

I was feeling helpless being so far away from her. One day I got so upset with God, I asked God what do I have to do, how much more do I need to pray to see a miracle for my mother? She's a Christian and she prays every day for God to help her but nothing changes - God seems not interested. I was angry - I don't want to see her this way.

I was bracing myself for another depressing phone call with my mum the following week and to my surprise she was speaking positively and cracking jokes; something has shifted! I Couldn't believe that my mum was seeing things from a different perspective, it was as if her heart and mind had been renewed, refreshed, and she found a sense of purpose. Our God is merciful and compassionate and most of all, he is not giving up on you and the people you love.

Posted in June 2016

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