Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Rollercoaster of L's Life

L needs you all to pray for him. His life is doing it again. Going up and down and up and down on that rollercoaster ride. Well, actually right now, it's going mostly down. My last post about him was so full of good news, it's hard to believe that was only a few weeks ago. Since then he's been laid off from his job at the sandwich shop for the summer, found out that the housing he thought he had lined up was not going to be a good plan for him after all, and then today to top it all off, we found out that the request for an extension of his stay at CH has been turned down. As of July 1 he is being discharged with no place to live, and there is not a thing we can do other than scramble to find him something and pray like mad. He is not going to be on the streets. Trust me on this! But it's complicated for so many reasons, finding housing for this wonderful young man with the oh-so-complex life. There's the legal stuff and the financial stuff and his own strong (and yes, dig in his heels stubborn) feelings about things. There are people he cannot live with and people he should not live anywhere near. There are the places he wants to be close to and the places to which I'd like to keep him close.

The staff has not broken this latest news to him yet. He has his treatment group tomorrow and that is a hard, hard thing for him. They decided to let him get through that first and then tell him. I was hoping he could be at CH at least through his Baptism on July 6, but it's not looking that way. Sigh....

I know God's eye is on the sparrows, and on every little hair on our heads. I sure am praying that God's eye is close on L right now, cuz if there was ever a time when a young man needed to be watched over by a loving God, that would be now.

8 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...
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Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Praying for L.

writing as eliza said...

praying with all my heart for L.

imngrace said...

Blessings to you as you keep God present in this young man's life and fervent prayers for him.

DogBlogger said...

Oh, prayers ascending for L.

zorra said...

Lord, hear our prayers.

mompriest said...

prayers continue...

Rev SS said...

Prayers and more prayers for L and his support team