Posted by: BillyMcGuinessRealtor | July 8, 2008

Pray for “Paul”

Today at work I had an opportunity to pray for a guy we will call “Paul.”  He came in looking for a book on diet and mental illness… it’s OK to re-read that line a couple of times… I’ll wait…

Paul was diagnosed with schizo affective disorder, and was looking for a diet that would help him to get off his meds and clean out his system.  He wants to clear himself of all the toxins that he says have invaded his body through the years of “drug testing and therapy.”

PLEASE NOTE: I know I can tend to be sarcastic and you may in fact be reading that into this post.  But please know that I am being very sincere and just trying to convey to you what has been tugging on my heart today.

Paul seemed very clear and thoughtful of his desire to rid himself of the heavy metals that are currently coursing through his veins.  He was also very sincere with his desire to seek God’s will through this battle.  He told me he had recently begun going back to church and has tried to begin regularly reading his bible with his wife.  Although he like most of us struggle with finding the time.

Among all of that and I am sure more that went un-talked about.  Paul mentioned that he and his wife were in the midst of filing for bankruptcy.

I know there are a lot of views out there about mental illness and medication and that gets even more confusing when you bring in a “christian” perspective.  So lets put that aside for now.  please just join with me in praying for Paul and his wife.

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Responses

  1. I will be praying for you and Paul. Thanks for that reality check at the end. Knowing me as you do, you can probably imagine I had all sorts of babblings, analogies, strongly worded opinions and arguments.
    But he doesn’t need any of that right now, you’re right. He does indeed need our prayer.

  2. darn… that was a bummer to read at 2 am. However, it was nice to know that there are at least 3 people now praying for “paul”…


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