I wrote a few weeks ago about my roommate, who was difficult to live with and just plain stayed on my nerves. (I know…oh the sinful thoughts… forgive me Lord…)
Well, it started to get a little easier because she made a decision to change for the better after the concert we had a few weeks ago with Addison Road. She got a Bible journal. She started asking questions about what she was reading. She joined us in our prayer group on Monday afternoon. She was really making an effort. We had some good talks the few nights following the concert.
But on Tuesday – she had a review and got some news that she was being held back for an additional 5 weeks in the phase she was in. This happens to a lot of people. It is not a bad thing – it only means you don’t have the concepts down yet and need a little extra time. But she kinda freaked out and cussed out the staff. Next thing we know, she’s in handcuffs, being taken to county.
I’m not gonna lie – the first thing I thought was “Praise God.” But I immediately wondered – is this a God thing or is this an attack? The devil wasn’t happy that she was seeking the Lord. And I’m sure he jumped on the opportunity to make her act out. But wow – How faithful is God!! He turns things meant for evil into good! (Gen 50:20) It is very possible He has her in a place all to Himself now. She doesn’t have to focus on the program here. Or people picking on her. She can lift her eyes up to God and seek Him wholeheartedly! Oh how Wonderful His ways are!
Please pray that God uses this time for His Glory! Her name is Ashley! Thanks a lot!