Needing a ton of prayers for my family right now!

Jennifer - posted on 04/15/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I haven't been online in the last few days because my daughter has been really sick along with my son. My daughter has got a low immune system to start with due to a child hood disease when she was about 3 months old. The school year alone she has missed 29 days. (Yes I have looked into homeschooling, but hubby isn't on board with it). However, the past two weeks has been a living nightmare and I have not gotten any kind of sleep. Finally my daughter went back to school yesterday and today only for me to get a call from the school telling me that after the naps my daughter woke up with a really bad red eye and the school nurse feels it is pink eye and then she tells me that I can not bring her back until I can get a letter from the doctor's office with a bill of health. My son ended up getting the flu, pneumonia, and a few other things and he ran a fever and we could not get rid of it, until today, (he is feeling better and I have ran my back side off today with him). But because I am so busy taking care of everyone else, I literally forget about me and slowly I am going down. I have had a bladder infection for a tad over a month, but can't even be bothered with it because I have too many other things to worry about and do. I barely eat through out the day and if I do it is a snack here and there.

But as some know my husband drives a truck over the road so I am left to do everything alone. It is good money that he makes, but my sanity is slowly slipping away. I can't even begin to tell him I need him home because I do not want him feeling bad or anything like that. Plus there is no where around here for him to get a job. But he has been looking at another company to drive for and they more so work them 4.5 days and then home 2 days, but again there is no guarantee of that either. I have praying that God brings him home to a wonderful job here so he can be home every night or every day because I just can't do this. We do not have the parents or means for me to have someone watch the kids so I can have a day or so to myself.

But please just pray that my children's health will improve and that He heals their bodies as well as something for my husband and I know that part is me just being selfish but still. Thank you!

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Stacy - posted on 04/21/2009

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You and your family will be in my prayers. Hang in there God will make a way for you and your family.

Jennifer - posted on 04/19/2009

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Thank you Tam! I know I lean on a ton of my church members for prayer and when I get to feeling down I pick up the phone and call a few and within minutes I am back to the upbeat person I usually am. However since my last post, my daughter has gotten so much worse and we ended up taking her to the ER! But I know God will heal her and like everyone said today, even tho she is 5 she knows about God's word than most and she has that sparkle in her eye to learn more about God! She is so strong and I know all this is just temporary with her and I know (I feel) that God has chosen our family to go through all of this, not as a test, but to build our family stronger and let us see just what He can do.

But thank you everyone for all the prayers!

Tam - posted on 04/17/2009

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Oh sweetie, I didn't think you were being negative. You're going through some stuff, are plain exhausted and in need of strong encouragement. ((hugs))

If we are told to confess our sins one to another, then we certainly should be able to reach out to for love and help and prayer! :) Love thy brother (sister, lol) isn't one of Christ's top admonitions to look pretty. :)

Glad to know about doc appt.!

Jennifer - posted on 04/17/2009

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I just want to thank each and everyone of you ladies! After re-reading my post it sounds so negative and by no means did I mean to come across as negative. I am about the most positive person around. It is funny tho, when you the devil has you right where he wants you...he just keeps on and won't let up, but I would think by now he would know not to come knocking at my door cause for every time he does, my knees are hitting the floor and my face is turned to heaven! I actually have a doctor's appointment Tuesday just for me and they are going to do a full check up since I can not remember the last one I had done was. They are also going to do check-ups on both of my kids, especially my daughter because bless her she is just sick every time we turn around. So they are seeing her another day and just make sure her illness is not taking over!

Shelly thank you for reminding me that God does have bigger plans for my husband not being here. As for me handling everything, I am doing the best I feel I can, I guess when you start feeling at your low...it comes across as negative!

But thank you everyone for the prayers and for the scriptures!

Jenn

Shelly - posted on 04/17/2009

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Jennifer,

This is the third time I have tried to post on this thread I'm hoping that my computer hangs on this time....Ok as for you STOP take a deep breath and take care of your self...Do not understand that by letting your infection go you can become septic and end up in the hospital??? And from the sounds of it that is the last thing that you need!!! I don't know why we as mom's think that everyone else should come before us??? Sweety even Jesus took time for him self and so why so we as mom's put ourselves on a high plato than Him??? He understands the concept of you need to recharge yourself before you try and take care of someone or anyone else!!! And I think he had alot more to take care of than we do..As far as your husband being away from home well God may have other plans right now you two that does not intel him being home at the moment...Just stay on your knees and ask the Lord to give you strenth to get thru what ever you have to handle at the moment...I'm a firm believer in "God only gives you as much as you can handle" I just believe it's all in the way you choose to handle it!!! And right now it don't sound like your handling it to well...I will pray for you and your family and ask the Lord to put a healing on your house hold...

Heather - posted on 04/17/2009

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I have prayed for you and the situation. We have a God who answers prayer.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." Peter 5:7

Rebekah - posted on 04/16/2009

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



"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 understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6,7



"He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness." Isaiah 57:2



"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4



"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13



 



Take heart, Jennifer.  God cares for you and He wants you to seek Him, for He has the strength you need to get through this.  I encourage you to be encouraged by the Word of God, speak forth His promises of comfort and peace over yourself and then I encourage you to pray over your children's health and here are some Scriptures you can pray over them:



"The Lord nurses them when they are sick and eases their pain and discomfort." Psalm 41:3



"The Lord will protect you from all sickness." Deuteronomy 7:15a



"Don't lost sight of my words.  Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning." Proverbs 4:21,22



"You must serve only the Lord Your God.  If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will keep you healthy." Exodus 23:25



Pray, Pray, Pray! God has the comfort and peace for you and the healing for your children (including the low immune system problem your daughter has).  "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we now that He hears us, whatever we ask, we now that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him." 1 John 5:14,15 Keep asking, keep seeking and He will follow through - His promises are for NOW and He is faithful to follow through.

Kristen - posted on 04/15/2009

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There's nothing selfish about that at all..Mothers are only human..Everyone needs a break every once in a while. You'll be in my prayers hun.

Melinda - posted on 04/15/2009

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HI JENNIFER, I HEAR EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE SAYING TAKE A BREATH AND KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERY SITUATION; EVEN YOURS DON'T YOU KNOW THERE'S NOTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD? HE IS STILL IN THE MIRACLE WORKING BUISNESS. HE'S A HEALER,A MIND REGULATOR A FRIEND, AND HE CAN ALSO GIVE YOUR HUSBAND A JOB NEAR YOU. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE CLICHE A WOMAN'S WORK IS NEVER DONE? IT REMAINS TO BE TRUE. JENNIFER, LIFT YOUR KIDS UP TO THE LORD IN PRAYER, YOU HAVE TO BE THE ONE STAND IN THE GAP FOR YOUR FAMILY. PROV. 3;6 SAYS IF YOU ACKNOWLEDGE HIM [GOD] IN ALL YOUR WAYS, LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS. TAKE HIM OUT OF THE BOX, WE CAN TALK TO GOD ABOUT ANYTHING, STOP SPEAKING NEGATIVE AND SPEAK LIFE INTO YOUR CHILDREN AND HUSBAND. THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE. READ YOUR BIBLE MORE AND GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHO GOD IS AND HIS PROMISES FOR HIS PEOPLE. IWILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND GRAB HOLD TO FAITH.

Tam - posted on 04/15/2009

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((Jennifer)) Sending prayers for peace and comfort for you, patience and love. Sending healing prayers to our Father for your children. And prayers that your chat with husband goes well.



Remember to rest in Him when you feel yourself getting stressed. He won't ever give us something we can't handle and certainly has Grace enough to see us through, though it seems difficult at the time.



Trials are hard on a body so maybe take a few moments to rest and snuggle with them when they are resting. Put your feet up and read a book to your kiddos. The dishes will wait an hour or so. Try to think of ways to be creative to get some rest and still be there for your kids. It's not always easy, but God is there with you, and we are here when you need to let it go.



Hugs,

Tam

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