Where do you turn in your darkest moments?

February 10, 2008 5:51pm CST
A member of my family just found out that her son was arrested for spousal abuse. Now please do not get me wrong, I am in no way defending the son. My concern is the mother. She has been through horrible things in her life. Her son was born with a degenerative illness that led her to believe that he would not live past 16 years of age (he is now 30 years old), the same son was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at 10 years of age (by some sort of miracle he is still alive, but the tumor affects his reasoning skills, vision, and thought processes), she suffered several miscarriages, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy, her mother passed away, her sister was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the bones, and for the past 2 years she has been involved in a bitter custody battle on behalf of her son to gain visitation of his son. Now her son has been arrested and this may cause her to lose the visitation with her grandson that she fought so hard for. I wish that I could do something for her, anything...but I know that I can't do anything that will make her situation any better. Who or what do you turn to in your darkest hour?
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@danzer (2727)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
The easiest thing to do is to go to your friends or those people close to you and ask for help. That is not bad at all. But first, the best answer is to go to God for help. It seems many people put God last. When they can no longer bear, that's the time they ask for divine providence. I hope that the mother will find comfort in the Lord! He is the true and faithful friend.
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• Canada
11 Feb 08
Thanks for the ideas. I usually turn to family and friends for help.