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Most of my life and even as a Christian now for 12 years... I am always faced with heavy burdens .

Either it is with my life or my immediate family ( children).

Am I the only one that this is happening to ? Is this happening to anyone else.

For I feel like a worn out punching bag and am being singled out.

Where is Gods promises and His help ?

I do follow the Lord every minute of the day.

I just don't understand .

Now my son , 37 years old , with a brain disorder . He lives with me.

He has to go in and out of the hospital with-in 2 months, and doesn't know me or anyone when this happens to him , until they give him meds.

It is happening to him more frequently and this is heartbreaking , I am so crushed.

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Paster John Beveres book "relentless" would really encourage you right now. A lot of people in my church, including myself had that attack experience all at once. Its the spirit of infermity. God is with you, he doesn't create trauma to kill us, its satans job. If satan can keep you from confidentally live and speak Gods word over yourself then he will seem to reign more over ur life than God. I remember itgot so bad for me that I was afraid to step outside, but remember that God did not give use a spirit of fear but a clear and sound mind. God wants to give you not just peace, but peace that surpasses all understanding. That means when the devil tries to kill u at all angles, you have joy in your heart because you know that this season will pass and God is in control. Speak life over your situation and dedicate it all to God. The devil is forced to leave when the holy spirit is in charge. "Greater is he that is within [you] than he is in the world" ! Praying for you!

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Most of my life and even as a Christian now for 12 years... I am always faced with heavy burdens .

Either it is with my life or my immediate family ( children).

Am I the only one that this is happening to ? Is this happening to anyone else.

For I feel like a worn out punching bag and am being singled out.

Where is Gods promises and His help ?

I do follow the Lord every minute of the day.

I just don't understand .

Now my son , 37 years old , with a brain disorder . He lives with me.

He has to go in and out of the hospital with-in 2 months, and doesn't know me or anyone when this happens to him , until they give him meds.

It is happening to him more frequently and this is heartbreaking , I am so crushed.

This is the fire of God's testing... it is what comes against the faith you have toward His promises and the components of the present.

We have a will and a want and when that collides with God's ... one must be broken always yielding to God's Will! This seen best

when the Son in the garden desiring another way- yet His Holy Desire being The Father Directive-> God giving example of spiritual

resolve over that of this life *completely*... when a person reaches this resolve there remains nothing within the person themself to

remain unsettled but now is at peace perfectly aligned to The Will of The Father in Christ The Lord! This is the purest form of worship

as you sense the pleasure of The Lord with your present state of person-> being considered dead<- but rendering life in the assurance of

good coming from all that is not understood or seen as God has promised to all called according to His purpose-> His Promise! His Personal

Promise to us that are called! Imagine the beauty it is to God to see nothing but faith and trust in Him with no buts about it! Prayers... Love, Steven

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I am saved and non-denominational and for years I spoke Gods' word over ,my life daily.

I still had horrible things that came my way.

Saved 12 years ago, I was homeless ..then got married. (My 3 kids I had was with my 1 st , husband.)

He became saved.

We bought a house.

He had another woman he met through his divorced step-brothers, at their house.

My ex met her .. I was living in our house.

Went to court for community property. He got the house. I did not receive any moneyfrom him

for my share of the house.

I got a job in retail.

When I had to leave from my house I was a 60 year old , homeless , heart patient.

I lived in a church bible study room for a while.

Then I was able to find an apt.

My son was living with a friend ..then came back with me.

Hurricane Gustav..2008--

I lost my apt. I had because of a tornado that took the side of the building I lived in.

It put me and my son homeless and living in a motel for 6 weeks.

Til I found another apt.

After , 5 1/2 years on my job , I got fired for no reason. That new boss was firing people that were there

for 15 -20 years. Then , the owner from out of state ..came and fired him.

Then I was forced to retire and I could not find a job. I had to put I was fired on my apps. , then my age it is hard to find anything here.

I focused more on my son . He started to get worst in 2 years.

He cannot drive and can take care of his personal self . But, his illness is getting worst on him as he ages.

His dad doesn't help me with him. he never did.

Always a mountain I am carrying.

Joy , hope, desires are taken from me.

Looking back.. I see very little of any kind of help from God.

Although , I go before him 3 times a daily .

Morning worship.

Evening- Bible study ..then praying for others.

He doesn't answer my prayer petitions that I ask Him for.

I told Him.. He has me in a little cornor of His pasture alone ,

and He just punches up on me all the time with heavy problems.

I cannot bare these things anymore.

I am up in age and a heart and brain stroke patient.

Remembering when I was younger ...there was joy , happiness, at times, even through hardships.

Since I have been saved ,there is none anymore. No joy, and happiness, or security in my life.

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The greatest lesson in Job 'IS' no man may answer for God but when God

answers Job.. Job repented of his own position and in the dust he worshipped...

My prayer for you is strength to hear God in this- as still this must be found to

be true!

Ro 8:28-29

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,

to those who are the called according to His purpose.

NKJV

If your situation is that of Job then the tenacity of your life clinging to The Hope

in God will be a radiant glory to His Son!!! I hope you see this as a possibility...

Love, Steven

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

Yes .. i know that people experience hardships , burdens, and tribulations .

But, that is why I am asking ...

is it all the time ? Like I am experiencing .

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

Yes .. i know that people experience hardships , burdens, and tribulations .

But, that is why I am asking ...

is it all the time ? Like I am experiencing .

1 Pe 1:6-7

6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,

7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested

by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ

NKJV this little while could be the span of our lives as the flower of grass?

We love you sister... we will pray for this... We hear the burden and know how to pray!

Remember to reason from His Word and not this world's influence upon us as accounting to time!

1 Pe 1:24-25

24 because

"All flesh is as grass,

And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.

The grass withers, and its flower falls away,

25 But the word of the Lord endures forever."

NKJV

Our endurance comes from vs. 25 lift your hands to His glory

and feel His hands about you in His Word of promise

Jn 10:28-30

28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone

snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater

than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 I and My

Father are one."

NKJV

Shall we then consider the flower of the moment or His Hand upon us for all eternity....

Love, Steven

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

Yes .. i know that people experience hardships , burdens, and tribulations .

But, that is why I am asking ...

is it all the time ? Like I am experiencing .

1 Pe 1:6-7

6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,

7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested

by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ

NKJV this little while could be the span of our lives as the flower of grass?

We love you sister... we will pray for this... We hear the burden and know how to pray!

Remember to reason from His Word and not this world's influence upon us as accounting to time!

1 Pe 1:24-25

24 because

"All flesh is as grass,

And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.

The grass withers, and its flower falls away,

25 But the word of the Lord endures forever."

NKJV

Our endurance comes from vs. 25 lift your hands to His glory

and feel His hands about you in His Word of promise

Jn 10:28-30

28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone

snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater

than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 I and My

Father are one."

NKJV

Shall we then consider the flower of the moment or the His Hand upon us for all eternity....

Love, Steven

Thank You so much steven, Love you brother.. :emot-hug:

I do need for others help to pray to break this cycle off of me...

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

Yes .. i know that people experience hardships , burdens, and tribulations .

But, that is why I am asking ...

is it all the time ? Like I am experiencing .

Love Songs,

I will be praying for you. I have had a lot going on too. I have had problems but it seems like God only "enlightened" me or took the scales off my eyes recently. Since June, my Mom died, my wife died, I lost my job, night terrors/panics. The day of my Mom's funeral, I even lost my dog and my brother tried to start a fight with me in the church parking lot over some pictures. I'm now taking antidepressant and anxiety meds. Now my son (who has Chrohns) said that he has an "impression" that his next colonoscopy is going to show bad results (i.e. cancer).....something that is going to change our lives. Anyway, God is communicating with us at times and I am just taking one day at a time. I believe He wanted me to grow up and focus much less on the world. I am getting older too (almost 50), so this can tend to wear u down a little easier. I hope and pray that this is only a season you are going thru and that things start to ease up soon. There are a lot of people hurting now. Hang in there and keep looking up.

James

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Read Foxes book of martyrs and you tell me... Loved one we all have had

hard roads! To take our eyes off Christ to examine the lives around us as to who

has it the worst~ I think a mistake... For the life of Christ here- WAS- the hardest of

all! So We all bear to some measure according to His Will that fellowship of suffering

as His children :)

Love, Steven

Yes .. i know that people experience hardships , burdens, and tribulations .

But, that is why I am asking ...

is it all the time ? Like I am experiencing .

Love Songs,

I will be praying for you. I have had a lot going on too. I have had problems but it seems like God only "enlightened" me or took the scales off my eyes recently. Since June, my Mom died, my wife died, I lost my job, night terrors/panics. The day of my Mom's funeral, I even lost my dog and my brother tried to start a fight with me in the church parking lot over some pictures. I'm now taking antidepressant and anxiety meds. Now my son (who has Chrohns) said that he has an "impression" that his next colonoscopy is going to show bad results (i.e. cancer).....something that is going to change our lives. Anyway, God is communicating with us at times and I am just taking one day at a time. I believe He wanted me to grow up and focus much less on the world. I am getting older too (almost 50), so this can tend to wear u down a little easier. I hope and pray that this is only a season you are going thru and that things start to ease up soon. There are a lot of people hurting now. Hang in there and keep looking up.

James

Prayed.... Love, Steven
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hello lovesongs, Count your blessings, not the hardships. I will pray for you. We all get discouraged .This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long.

desi

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Love Songs, I prayed for you. I hope that you'll find the encouragement and healing God provides.

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

Praying~!

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Lovesong, I believe in the power of prayer and will keep you in mine!!!!! God never promised life would be easy and at some future date you will look back on this and see that God was carrying you all along and it really wasn't so bad.

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Hello Lovesongs,

My heart goes out to you, and a tear for your suffering. You have been through so very much, despite these things you have remained through them and I pray the Lord continues to strengthen you. Our tribulations here on earth at times can be overwhelming, but hold on to the promises and trust in God. Sister, I know how tough it can be, but it's not worth the worrying. God loves you and I say this with my whole being and with confidence. Trust in Him, and don't get sidetracked by what the world brings upon you. The Love and the restoration that God has for you in much greater than any long-suffering or pains that this earth can possibly come up with. Nothing formed against you will stand, the light of the Lord be upon you and your's.

1 Peter 5:10 "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."

I know after reading this your thinking, okay. . . but how long is long enough, just after things appear to get clear they get cloudy again. But the leading answer into this is found in numerous places, the first place that comes to mind is Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." That is right, the good the bad, the tragedies. . .ALL things work to the good to those whom love God. Despite we cannot make sense of it, that is okay. God's word withstands, in confidence we can be assured that things will get better, confident that the sufferings we are in will be uplifted.

I am sure you have thought about this, but is something that is just laid heavy on me, so will just throw it out there and see where it lands.

Our God is faithful to His children (1 Corinthians 1:9) set your mind upon His will for you, let go your worries and set these upon Him. Worrying get's you no where, but trust and faithfulness in the Lord brings favor and righteousness in His name. The Divine Lord and Savior died for you, what more is there that God wouldn't do? He gave His only begotten Son so that you can be saved, dying and bearing the sins of this world. He does not need us,. but He wants us, and wants us to return this simple but so very powerful thing. . . .called: love. God does not sit on His throne and mocks us in our despair, rather His ear is inclined to our needs, our hurts, our suffering. Awaiting for the words, I give up. Not on life, but trying to do it your way. Giving in to the Lord is one of the most glorious things, you feel so much stress uplifted, as a fleshly being we cannot help but worry, but God tells us there is no need, for He has already overcome! Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Christ tells us in Mathew 11:28-30, to come to Him, all whom are weary and heavy burdened, so that He can give you peace and rest. Saying, to take upon His yoke and learn from Him, that He is humble in heart, giving rest to our souls. His yoke is easy and His load is light! Beloved, search the Scriptures, call unto God for He will be your peace, your light in darkness and your foundation during the storms. Resting assured in His promises, seek out His will for you. Don't stop until your satisfied, draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to you. Call upon Him and know that He is near. God is full of Love, call upon Him to settle the storm within you, and give into His word. Do not be uneasy over the materials of this world, your worth more than the sparrows and even God provides for them, food and shelter, are you not worth more than the birds of the air? (Mathew 6:26) Rest assured that God is in this for you and with you, call upon thee and be set free. The Lord is our Foundation, Great and Merciful, full of Love and Grace. Blessed Be His name! Jesus empathizes with us in our sufferings. Hebrews 2:18 ""For since He Himself has now been through suffering and temptation, He knows what it is like when we suffer and are tempted, and He is wonderfully able to help us." He took upon this world and suffered as a Man and died as a Man, whom better to understand us than He? For this reason He has such a want to help, such a righteous hand to take upon the burden and unshackle us from our doubt and perversion. Find peace and rest in the LORD, for He not only gives but also listens. Tribulations grow our character and spirituality, but there will come that day, when we see on the otherside of the darkened patha nd see the light as He brought upon us, the great masterpiece in full view, what a day that will be. Just hand in there beloved, help is on the way. . .I think I have dragged this out long enough lol, sorry got carried away :P will be praying for you Lovesongs :) God bless you Sister!

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Love Songs...You are not alone...So many times I've reached that place too...Wanting to give up but knowing I can't...There is nothing to go back to...If I go back...well that is surely death for me...I'll smoke and drink myself to death...or something...That I know for sure...because if I were to ever start again...I wouldn't stop...

And I can't see the future...So I'm stuck...Can't go back to my past-and can see no Hope for my future...This is an amazing place to be...Actually the very best place I could ever be as A Child of God...I've said over and over I'm a big fat mess...and I am just that...and one day I heard The Lord (Actually The Holy Spirit Who Says What The Lord Says) say in my spirit...Yes, and you are My mess...well...what is a girl to do? I fell in Love With The One Who Saved me...and His Name is Jesus...

So far...and notice...we aren't finished yet...at least I know this...I'm not through growing and learning...I'm still like a little child...most of the time-anyway...and I've come to this conclusion that helps me now alot...We are really Citizen's of Heaven living in a fallen world...and the fallen world is yukky!!! So we have this profound experience (born again) and are born into The Kingdom of God...living on this earth in His Light!!! But it's dark all around us...(Believe me...lots of my old beliefs had to go...I had to get new ones...Like I depend on My King...The King of the Kingdom and He takes care of me...Now I have no worry...I still have to do what is put in front of me...etc. etc. But My King is Responsible for me...That takes alot of the burden off!!!) Now I KNOW I can go through anything that is thrown at me...I've done it too many times...I also have lived this: Anything I try to do for God...Anything...Is met with an opposition like you wouldn't believe...I've had my printer break down just so I couldn't print something that had The Word of God on it...and then the next minute there is nothing wrong with the printer when I wasn't printing that particular thing...Tell me there isn't something trying to shut down The Word of God getting out!!! Well I've let it stop me several times...I'm done with that!!! The Lord gives me something to do...It's His Job to make sure it gets done!!!

Now...Here is something that has taken years...like the very first inkling of it all was over 20 years ago...I have waited...I have prayed...I have cried and begged...I have been in debt and I don't like it...There are things that need fixing around this house...I'm a stay at home, mom...I need to bring in some money while I still homeschool my daughter...Oh dear...It seems as if everything is crumbling right now...so you aren't alone...Love Songs...but I want to tell you this: In God's Time...In God's Time...Not in my time...He started preparing me, literally... for what is trying to come to pass...He is doing a new thing in my life...All my Hope In Him...All the praying and crying...all my waiting...and it may seem like nothing for someone else...but to see this unfold is nothing but miraculous to me...Seek Him, Love Songs...He will give you the desires of your heart...Just make sure and check your heart to see what is in it...because He looks at our heart...if unbelief and yukky is in it...well...I truly believe that is what we get...I've lived it...

Be Still and Know He Is God...Whew...and He Loves Us!!! No matter what is going on!!! He Still Loves Us!!!

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Most of my life and even as a Christian now for 12 years... I am always faced with heavy burdens .

Either it is with my life or my immediate family ( children).

Am I the only one that this is happening to ? Is this happening to anyone else.

For I feel like a worn out punching bag and am being singled out.

Where is Gods promises and His help ?

I do follow the Lord every minute of the day.

I just don't understand .

Now my son , 37 years old , with a brain disorder . He lives with me.

He has to go in and out of the hospital with-in 2 months, and doesn't know me or anyone when this happens to him , until they give him meds.

It is happening to him more frequently and this is heartbreaking , I am so crushed.

I just got word from the hospital that my son needs to be in a home.

They are sending him there today.

I am so heartbroken.

His brian condition got worst on him.

I am so heart broken and crying .

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Most of my life and even as a Christian now for 12 years... I am always faced with heavy burdens .

Either it is with my life or my immediate family ( children).

Am I the only one that this is happening to ? Is this happening to anyone else.

For I feel like a worn out punching bag and am being singled out.

Where is Gods promises and His help ?

I do follow the Lord every minute of the day.

I just don't understand .

Now my son , 37 years old , with a brain disorder . He lives with me.

He has to go in and out of the hospital with-in 2 months, and doesn't know me or anyone when this happens to him , until they give him meds.

It is happening to him more frequently and this is heartbreaking , I am so crushed.

I just got word from the hospital that my son needs to be in a home.

They are sending him there today.

I am so heartbroken.

His brian condition got worst on him.

I am so heart broken and crying .

Prayed... Father we can only sit outside of this need and ask From You... You Father are our only hope in this...

We invoke the hope that is in Your Son in this... Thank you Father for this answer of the goodness that will be of this... your steven

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Praying for Peace and for the burdens you carry to be lightened. Share your burden with Christ:

Mat 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

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Am I the only one that this is happening to ?

No! you are not the only one. 3D20Smiles2096-Copy.gif

There are others that understand your lost for they to have suffered greatly and some are still carrying the burden of watching loved ones slowly died, powerless to make them well. I can not help you, I can cry with you, if near by I could sit with you and we could hug each other and cry together. It may seem like God is not there, but He really is there. God is with you and your son, and God is with the people that made the choice to give your son a place to stay for awhile. God Loves you and will never leave you alone, we may suffer losses in our lives but we are never really alone.

ICL~~~Dennis....

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hello lovesongs, Count your blessings, not the hardships. I will pray for you. We all get discouraged .This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long.

desi

I agree with desi, I will ask a question, have you become unthankful, Sherri? I don't mean to diminish the heaviness and adversity, but one key to joy is being thankful, I am guilty of being unthankful myself, and I am lonely and have unpleasant circumstances also. I'll pray for you today. Read this below and see if it makes any sense. Love you.

GIVING THANKS

Giving thanks brings us back to our center -

God, out from Whom our life flows

with order and purpose. As we give

thanks, the events and people that make up

our life are no longer its center, but simply

part of the flow of our life.

If we mix up the center with the flow of

life, we are subject to constantly changing

moods, depending on whether we like the

people and subsequent circumstances

which are taking place in this moment.

As we give thanks, faith is acknowledging

and receiving His love. Faith says, “Despite

what my eyes see and my emotions feel,

God is in the act of loving me in this

moment, and so I give Him thanks.”

Giving thanks takes attention from the

evils we cannot change and puts our

lives - our present and future

moments, firmly in the hands of His love.

And where we center our attention becomes

a source of energy to us. To focus on the

evil opens the floodgates to the energy of

that evil. To give thanks to God opens up

the doors of our being to Him and fills us

with the energy of His unconditional love.

~Unknown to me

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Job was a man he was able to take a lot.

I am just a woman ...and now with age , not healthy either.

I am with a heavy heart and load, crying all the time about the burdens.

To the end of having to constantly taking this beating from God or the devil He created.

Where is the restoration He promises for me, while living here on earth ?

My dear friend. I can understand where your coming from. My two year old daughter was taken from me after I fled Canada to get away from my husbands abuse. I lost custody of her and she is currently residing with Him in Toronto (close to up-state new york). I live in California and even if I had the means to go and see her, I would have to set up visitation through an access arrangement center. This is a result of my failure to attend the trial and because my ex-husband and his lawyer lied to a judge who neglected to look into the file.

It'll be a year since my daughter was taken and I've asked many times how God could allow this to happen.

It's a pain I couldn't even begin to describe.

This might sound strange but I also feel a deep sense of peace because I know God is going to work it out and bring my daughter back home. I don't know how or when but I just know with all my heart that He will do it. I truly can not explain my faith with words... But it was not always this way. It took surrender and trust.

Sometimes we enter into these intense trials and we lose heart and hope because of the pain we feel. But God is not the author of our pain. He is the author of our healing and sometimes it takes these intense trials to bring us to knees recognizing that ONLY He can truly save us. Sometimes pain is the only way that we will come to Him the way He truly desires... In faith and unconditional love.

I don't believe that God causes us pain, but He does allow the enemy to afflict us ONLY because He sees that we will overcome it. Your redemption draws near, because God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

He knows your pain and He shares every tear you cry. Tribulation is not forever, and it is not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us through Christ.

I'm praying for you sister.

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Love Song, Biscuit, faith.in.action, I pray that God will resolve all your issues.

A good verse to cling to;

Isa 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

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We all go through this at some time in our lives we are allowed to grieve as its part of the Humen Nature. I can only speak from my personal experiances i also questioned god but i have learnt to give what i am feeling over to god other wise if i focused on what was going on i would be a nerves wreck .

my father in law had a kind heart was well respected in the community he had settled in every one that knew him had a kind word to say and would go out their way to help my father in law and my wife what hurt is he had gotten cancer it began to spread and my mother in law and wife and her sister in law and my eldest niece all took turns looking after him i could see what he was having to deal with as the cancer began to spread his right leg was swollen and the Medicen i was buying sort of helped when i first met him for his age at 61 he was very fit worked in the family rice field most of his life on my second trip i saw a fit man wondering what he had done wrong all the family are Christians i felt hope less as i could not talk to him in his language i guess he felt the same as my mother in law and wife had to translate what he wanted to say to me and vise versa

cut story short i was in the kitchen praying while the family were looking after him when he began to call for family members and brothers i knew something was wrong he passed away on the 24 feb at 8pm i was in the kitchen from 4 pm praying asking god to give him the peace he needs also asked god to heal him as he was the bread earner

he died peace full but i could see it in my wifes eyes and mother in laws eyes i rebuked one person they said he had no faith and did not believe that really got to me the nerve to say this while the family were grieving all i could do is comfort my wife i helped with the funeral cost and food for the week as filipinos do things diffrent his coffin was next to our room

i am know seen as the bread winner for the family and i can see where god continues to give me the strength to face what the world throws at me and every day i thank him for the peace i feel

draw close to god and let god be god no matter what is going on around us no matter what the world throws at you

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