Need Prayer for our family

Michelle - posted on 05/22/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )

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Hi,
I need to just share a need for prayer. I am new to circle of moms, and I am reaching out to fellow christian mommies.
Recently my husband has been going through some career changes/goals. We are faced with a possible move for his work. I struggle. I know that this is a job he has always wanted his whole career. So, how can I not support him, especially when he works for the family and I am blessed to be home with my children. I find myself stuck. I LOVE where I live, and I have many friends in my community, and my son is settled in his school.
We need prayer that if this is what the Lord will have for our family, that he fills me with his unbelievable peace that everything will work out.
Thanks to anybody reading :)
Blessings.
Michelle

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Rebecca - posted on 07/21/2011

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Thank you Father for your great love for Michelle. Help her to walk in your love, to know that your plans for her are good and that she can trust you with her future.

Mae - posted on 06/16/2010

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Michelle, I too am new to the circle of moms, and after acclimating myself with the website, I was so ready to jump in and place my own prayer request of a recent near death tragedy in my family, but the holy spirit guided me to read and pray for another first. So, Michelle, know that GOD is always in control. He loves you so much, that every path, whether new or familiar will only lead you to great things to come, because it is all apart of his perfect will and plan for your life. I believe that your faith is strong, and GOD will not lead you astray. Listen to what the Holy Spirit is telling you and your husband, lean not to your own understanding, and He will direct your path. I hope this pray, along with the many others have given you stronger peace.

Patricia - posted on 06/07/2010

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Dear Sis. Michelle.
If it is any consolation, count your blessed. first and foremost, you have a husband who IS working, especially in this unreliable economy. secondly, we serve a God who knew us before He even decide to say "Let there be light" . Look to God's word and read about Sarai, Abram's wife...when God called him out of the land of his father, to sojourn into a strange land. If you think moving and leaving all your familiar people, places and things is hard today...consider Sarai, whose name God later changed to Sarah, which happens to mean Princess...I thought it was kind of sentimental that God would give such a loving name considering what she had to have gone through being Mrs. Abram, hmmm????

Angela - posted on 06/07/2010

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I know how frustrating it can seem moving all the time. My husband is a soldier in the Army and we recently moved from Hawaii to Germany. It was his choice because I wanted to be closer to family and friends in the continental US but I have absolutely enjoyed being here. Maybe God is getting ready to bless you with a new location you will absolutely love and just don't know it yet!! :)

Renee - posted on 06/06/2010

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Dearest Michelle,
Remember to keep your heart and mind focused on keeping the Lord close by praying consistently with and for your hubby and family. Keep faithful and know that the Lord will provide for all your needs. Lord God almighty Father reveal to michelle everything she needs to feel and see . Father your will be done for this family. Stay focused on Gods goodness and having faith Michelle . The Lord will open the doors for you if that is what is to be. Just keep praying and trust wihtout a doubt in the almighty. His Will be done in Jesus name.

God Bless you and your family. May he surround you with HIS love and peace always.

Your sister in Christ,
Renee

Saundra - posted on 06/06/2010

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I will pray for the Lord to give you peace and to help your family to do what he will have you do.

Christina - posted on 06/06/2010

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You know, when I moved in my house I thought I would never feel at home. It took years and I just now feel "at home". It would be hard to up and leave after finally feeling settled. Of course, just remember that this earth is not our home and not to hold on too tightly to any of it. God will bless you for supporting your husband, even if you don't feel like it. Saying a prayer for you now. :)

Helen - posted on 06/06/2010

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Hi there. Just wanted to say that I am in the same situation. My husband and two boys and I are moving to a new city in sept. Leaving all our friends and our Church family.
If you believe that God wants to and will use all these circumstances for your good and wants your family to grow in your trust of Him, then the uncertainty you face will be loads easier. He may not give you peace, but if you are trying to serve Him then He this will most certainly work out well for you all.
keep trusting in Him who loves you and wants more good for you than you can ever find in the blessings the world has to offer.
:-)

Nicole - posted on 06/05/2010

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I understand your position. New career opportunities for my husband had my family in the same position a couple of years ago. He felt the Lord guiding him and I followed. I must say, I am happier now that we have relocated. I will pray for you and your family. Trust in the Lord and He will make your path clear.

Darla - posted on 06/05/2010

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Michelle,

Change is never an easy thing. I will be praying God's will for you and your family. The only thing I would say that you probably already know... but how important your husband's job is to him. Most men without realizing it relate their self-esteem to their jobs. Just like a woman who is a homemaker may feel the cleanliness of her home is a reflection of herself, men feel that way about their jobs.
The other thing to consider... coming from someone who was a navy wife for 8 years and away from my mom and dad during most of that time. This could actually bring you and your husband closer than you've ever been. When you have no one else to lean on other than your spouse - it can actually be a blessing in disguise.
God Bless You!
Darla

Patricia - posted on 06/05/2010

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I went thru this a few years ago as well. After much prayer, God was telling us to move. As we prepared for the move, there still was some anxiety. God in his soverignty just pulled things together. He brought us to a great house in a great neighborhood. He also brought us to a wonderful church. We now don;'t even want to go back to where we lived even though we have several friends and family there.
That was 5 years ago. We are now faced with another move much farther away. We do not have the desire to move, but know that God is calling us to go. We can look back and see what he did for us the first time and know he will work in our lives again. We can trust him. We have four kids. They adjusted well the first time and are looking forward to our next move. Keep trusting the Lord. I think you just might be pleasantly surprised.
Trish

Kara - posted on 06/05/2010

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I will say a prayer for you as well! My husband just got a job in Tucson AZ, we moved here from Fort Wayne, IN leaving behind all of our family and friends. So I can completely relate to you. Everything happens for a reason so just hold onto that. It may be tough at first but things will fall into place. Even though we don't understand it.. God has wonderful plans for us! Hang in there.

Kathy - posted on 06/05/2010

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Sometimes we have to leave old things behind and start new. It's part of maturing as a Christian; if God is leading you there you will know it and everything will fall into place.

Bonnie - posted on 06/04/2010

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You and your family are in my prayers. God never gives us anything to do that we aren't able to handle. There always will be a learning-growing part of our life. Love will keep you all strong. God bless your new adventure in life. Listen to your heart. Peace be with you .... HUGS

Schennia - posted on 06/04/2010

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My prayers are with you. I am going through something similar and need peace as well. Please pray for us also.

Kim - posted on 06/04/2010

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About 15 years ago - I was struggling with the same issue - I was not a christian at the time. But God lead us right to a town with good christian people. He took me where I needed to be most at the time I needed to be there. I am a christian now because of it - my husband still isn't - but I made some great friends while I was there . I will be praying for you

Ester - posted on 06/04/2010

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I have been in the same boat and yes it is hard. A lot of prayer and a great church family help immeasurably. Will be praying for your family.

Marti - posted on 06/04/2010

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We went through this almost 4 years ago. We uprooted our family from surrounding family and moved to Florida knowing no one. We prayed about it and felt the Lord lead us here. He blessed everything for us. He put in a brand new house we never could have had in Indiana, gave my husband a job making more ( alot) more money. I say all of this to say, pray seek the Lord, if it is meant to be, He will bless the move. When you married him, you became one. You have to go where your husband goes, especially if this is the job he has always wanted. Believe me, I cried for months, if not a year. I hated it here. Then the Lord told me we were here for a reason and wouldn't leave until that reason was fulfilled. Now, I love it here. I am more active in my church and kid's lives. Our marriage it much better, and we are being blessed for our submission to the Lord. It will be hard, but if the Lord is in it, you have to go with it. You never want to go against the Lord. Good luck!

Julie - posted on 06/04/2010

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BELIEVE THAT THE LORD ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING BETTER FOR US.CHANGE IS ALWAYS SCARY.BUT WE HAVE A GOD THAT IS ALWAYS WUTH US.

Crissi - posted on 06/04/2010

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Change is always difficult, even for the child of God. Just try to focus on the positive, there might be someone God wants to use you to win to Him in this new place you may be moving to! I will be praying, God bless!

Franca Nneka - posted on 06/04/2010

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It shall be well with you, But in every situation, lets Gods will be done, for only him knows the best for us. We think and act like mere human beings
franca.

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Lord I pray right now that You will fill Michelle with Your peace and Your comfort. Give her strength God, to know that sometimes You have us change, even though we don't understand, but that You work all things together for the good of those who love You. Lord, we trust You right now, that if this career move is not from You, that it won't work out, or that You will give Michelle and her husband discernment in their hearts to know that it is wrong for this time. But we pray Your peace over the family if this is where You are leading them. Pray Your protection as they travel, and pray for an easy transition with the children and schools. I pray that You will already begin to work on the hearts of those who would welcome them. Line us those friendships. We know Your ways are perfect, and we know that You allow discomfort sometimes in order that we may grow. Thank You for your blessings over this family, and for the opportunities that You are, and will continue to provide. Thank You that Michelle is able to stay home with her children, I know how important that is to a mommy. We praise You Lord for Your provision, that You promise to never leave or forsake us! We love You Jesus! Amen

Heather - posted on 06/03/2010

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I will be praying for you and your family. Just remember God knows what is best and will take care of you. You might be needed there

Heather - posted on 06/03/2010

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I will be praying for you, if you do move know God has a plan and will take you were you are need.

Debby - posted on 06/03/2010

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Michelle,
Take the Ruth and Naomi path. Where God leads your husband, He will bless you. It is not so much about what you want as where God is leading your family. Don't miss out on His blessings for your husband, you and your children. Ruth was blessed beyond her wildest dreams, I am sure. What if she would not have followed her mother-in-law?

Linda - posted on 06/03/2010

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Michelle, I will pray for you. My husband lost his job about six years ago. I was convinced in my mind that God would provide a job for him right where we lived. However, God had another plan and we had to move. I was crushed, since we had been there 15 years, my kids all had good friends, and we loved our church. I finally just surrendered to God and tried to determine what His will was for me. We found a new home, a wonderful new church, awesome friends, and a new ministry opportunity that He had ordained for us! Change is never easy, but the best place to always be is in God's will!

Shameka - posted on 06/03/2010

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Your family will be fine and everything will work out as noted in -Romans 8:28. Mediate on this scripture and it will give you the " Peace that Transcends all Understanding" even in the midst of what you may be seeing in the natural. Remember surrender all of this over to God and as you walk in obedience God will grant you the grace and strength you need to see this situation to its successful outcome..

Take Care.
SCB

Alisha - posted on 06/02/2010

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Aww I will pray for you and your family Michelle! Yes, the Bible says you should support him in his decisions because the Lord is working out things for the good of those who love him. You can always visit your old friends and I know it won't be the same but maybe it will be even better, you never know! You are not the only wife who has had to go through this, and there is always hope in Christ!
Prayers,
Alisha

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There is a great book called "After the Boxes are Unpacked". There is also a Bible study associated with it in many cities. Maybe look though the book before you move to help you work through some of the emotions of moving. I've done it, Kauai, HI to Iowa. Talk about change! I wish I could help more!

Marilyn - posted on 06/02/2010

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Michelle,
The Lord will give you peace about what ever happens. I just moved to TX from NM I liked NM i was raised there for 30+ years and I was scared. But the move was Heaven sent!!!!!!!!!! Just pray that God gives you peace and what ever He decides is what you want too. Good luck
Marilyn

Susan - posted on 06/02/2010

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God never gives us more than we can bare.You are stronger than you will ever know.It will be hard at first but it will get better.My prayers are with you and your family.God blessings always.

Lois - posted on 06/02/2010

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Michelle,
I want to encourage you to really trust the Lord and ask Him to show you and give you peace that this is His will for your family. I have moved around all my life. When I was a child, we moved several times as my dad was a Pastor. Since getting married we have moved several times as well as we are in full time camping ministry. I know it is very hard to leave friends and a community you really like and feel apart of, but it is much better to be in the middle of God's will for your life. He will provide you with other friends and you will definitely want to keep in touch with some of your friends there. But Hhe may be trying to teach you, as He did me, that He is enough for us. We have lived out in the boondocks for quite a while it is an hour one way just to get to town the closest neighbors are about 3 miles way. So I had to learn to rely on God as my friend, even though He already was. He wanted a deeper friendship as well as my opening up more to my husband and our relationship growing deeper.
I also want to let you know that for your son this would be a hard move if it is the first one you have made. But it is also a growing time for him as well to learn to make new friends and maybe even be able to minister to someone he will come in contact with.
I would also suggest that if your son is pre-teen or teenage that you and your husband start talking to him about possibly moving to give him the time to start adjusting and be able to share his feelings. My husband and I have done this with our four children the last two moves. We told them that we were sensing that God wanted us to move and asked them to pray about it and share what they heard from God. This was a good way for them to start understanding and really listening for God's voice. It also made the move a little easier on them as they were prepared ahead of time. Yes, there were still tears for leaving friends behind, but they were able to cope with that and understand it better.
I will pray for you and your family ask God to give you peace if He wants to move you and peace for your husband if He doesn't.
I hope this helps some.

Jeanne - posted on 05/28/2010

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i will pray for you and your family. Sometimes God takes us out of our comfort zone, but uses us to reach others in a way we never expected.

Suzanne - posted on 05/28/2010

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Praying that God will give you a sense of peace if this is what he wants for you and your husband. It may be in God's timing though, so just relax and wait on God.

Sarah - posted on 05/28/2010

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I will be praying for you Michelle. Just remember that God has everything under control.

Don't be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. Phil 4:6

Sarah - posted on 05/27/2010

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My husband just lost his job a week ago and I had previously resigned from my job. I know what it's like to be scared about what the Lord has for us. We have been throwing around the idea of moving and he is going back to school. It will be crazy for awhile but God will show His faithfulness. I think that's what you need to hold onto right now. I know it can be crazy. :) My prayers for your peace.

Sara - posted on 05/26/2010

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Isaiah 40:1 "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."

Crystal - posted on 05/25/2010

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hi michelle
and welcome to circle of moms. i will def. keep you guys in my prayers and know that God will direct your paths. Just be faithful to Him and He will be to you! : )
love
crystal

Cynthia - posted on 05/25/2010

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Michelle I will be praying for you and your family. We had to move from our country and I had to give up my business. It was very difficult at first but God had a better plan for us. It was the most blessed time of my life and my kids soon settled in and made wonderful friends. Listen to God's voice. He will let you know if it's the right thing to do. If it's God's will everything will just fall into place. Many blessings. Cynthia

Andrea - posted on 05/25/2010

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I will be praying for you :) It is not an easy thing especially for some people to consider uprooting your family and moving, but if it is what the Lord has for you , you will never be happier than obeying Him! :) I had to move when I married my husband, and as much as I miss my family and friends, I have been blessed in my marriage , and have made new friends. Your children will be ok if you and your husband model an attitude of peace and contentment where ever you are.

Jill - posted on 05/24/2010

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if this is the Lords will ... you will be at peace and make new friends and he will provide you with way beyond what you are praying for...remember this is not your home ... you are just a temporary resident here waiting to go back to your eternal home... that should bring you peace just knowing this...

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