New member – Really struggling…please pray for guidance, faith, rest in Lord.
jgleasePrayers: 3Requests: 1
May 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm
My name is Jen, and I’m from Australia. I have just found dab and am loving the great community you guys have created. I have been powering through the podcasts and am catching up to today’s date.
I feel really bad asking as I have been so blessed compared to some of the things you guys are going through, but I was just hoping that you guys might be able to lift me up in prayer also.
My family has been going through a tough season, and I have been really struggling lately, and have felt so alone and confused.
I found out today I have to have an operation in the next few weeks. This has hit me hard, and I am feeling overwhelmed.
My husband is also having a procedure this month, and has been quite sick.
I have 4 young children. My oldest is going through a really tough time with her mental health at the moment and I have had to start homeschooling her this year. My middle 2 have autism, (that comes with its own challenges) and my youngest is a beatiful, energetic child that has just turned 2 and is getting into everything 🙂
I would be so greatful for prayers of guidance to help me and my family on our walk and to stay on the right path without getting distracted by things that don’t really matter,
To strengthen my faith and trust and to not feel so alone, tired and confused.
To be able to communicate with my husband, to work together with our parenting, trust the Lord, and not get so caught up and worried about the worldly things (bills, medicine,food, clothes – our house contractor ran off with our money without finishing the job so we are basically living in an unfinished house on a construction site)
I have started studying theology recently, and feel like the more I learn the less I know. I feel like I am going backwards as my worldview is shifting more and more and my eyes are being opened. I really don’t want to stray down the wrong path, but am questioning what I thought I knew.
I am trying to just rest in the lord, but feel like I am trying too hard, and don’t know how to just rest… (sorry, that probably doesn’t make much sense)…
Thank you so much in advance, I really appreciate you guys being here and can’t wait to become part of this community!soundyaaPrayers: 3085Requests: 12
May 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm
God bless you. Thank you for your post. Your help will surely come from God (Psalm 121:2) who loves you. Don’t let the enemy give you any doubt about your approach to God, you are drawing closer to him and he is coming closer to you (James 4:8). In this time your relationship with God is getting deeper, this is amazing remember that your hope is in God and your relationship with Jesus is the heart of hope, nothing more important as it is always there and always unchanging.
Jesus says to YOU don’t worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34), rather spend time today with me. Further I believe he has gone before you and this verse is for you also from Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
I feel like this is you:
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Therefore, in order to rest sing his praise, in his praise you will gain peace and joy. In Prayer give your worries to him picture them and pass them over to him as a present for him to consume.
I will be praying for you and your wonderful family.
I pray that however hard life get your rhythm with God is unchanging. Remember to focus on each day at a time, with the rhythm you have found in God.
Praying in Jesus name. God bless richly BLESS YOU.jgleasePrayers: 3Requests: 1
May 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm
Thank you so much for your reply, that’s exactly the words I need!
May God bless you too.soundyaaPrayers: 3085Requests: 12
May 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm
Welcome. It is a pleasure and joy to pray in Jesus name for your family.
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