Needing some prayers right now

Lisa - posted on 07/03/2012 ( 73 moms have responded )

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I could use some help for some serious prayers to come our families way from anyone willing to pray for us. In the past year we have had to move away from our 18 year old daughter due to military move and her staying stateside (we are overseas) for school, my husband was sent away for military withing two months of being here for 3 1/2 months, my mother died unexpectedly 6 months after we got here, my husband was sent away for 4 months right after we got back from the funeral, during the 4 months he was gone he cheated on me emotionally and physically, my daughter has been sick over and over again and due to this lost her job, she finally got another job and today on her first day of orientation had an accident totaling her car (we have no family there to help her) leaving her without transportation for the new job and school. Then two weeks ago my father was diagnosed with skin cancer (not sure if the surgery got it all or not yet). I know GOD does not give you more than you can handle but really I can't handle anymore and neither can my family right now. Any prayers will be so appreciated from anyone. Thank you so much and GOD BLESS!

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Shawna - posted on 10/08/2012

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I just seen this,but I prayed for you and your family.I prayed things will improve. Always look to God for strength. sometimes he gets our attention through trials.If you seek him all things will be added unto you. god Bless You.

Lisa - posted on 09/04/2012

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Well, updates: Am currently going through my medical tests and hope by the end of September to have all results. Do know that I have sleep apena but my husband and son could have told the doctor that instead of leaving me in a hospital bed over night...lol. I don't know if many of you know about the military term EFMP but basically it is putting me as a patient with many issues (I call it the pain in the butt patient term) but they listed me as that because of all the stuff I have wrong. In the military you can get an EFMP with orders to move you back to the states and get the medical help you need. I talked to my doctor and my psychologist they agreed to do this and the psychologist has turned around and after saying I should be back in the states with a closer family support system and said she can treat me here. All this after getting our hopes up that we will finally be able to be back with family in order to by lied to. I pray for this woman that she changes her ways of treating patients and informed her that I will not be back to her and will get my medications through my primary doctor that I trust. The good thing that came out of this is that if they are saying that they can treat me with my asthma and my anxiety issues they can no longer say that they can't take care of my daughter like they had told us when we moved here a year and half ago. So we are in the process of getting that paperwork done to get her over here ASAP. I am so excited, heck all of us are excited.

The best news out of all of what is going on is that we found a church that we so far feel comfortable in and went last Sunday. I almost couldn't stay because there was a woman in there that was praising GOD the way my mother used to do and it reminded me so much of her that I broke down. I pulled myself out of it and stayed and am glad I did, minus the 45 minutes of standing the sermon was good and the pastor is very excitable and keeps you interested in his service. They kept saying that we are not in Misawa as punishment, we are here because GOD has a plan for us. Granted I sure wish I knew what that was because right now I sure can't see it. At the end of the service it was hard again because the woman that reminded me of momma came up to me and said ma'am I feel a message from GOD or someone above telling me I need to pray for you and that you need to turn it all over to GOD's hands. I felt like my mom was trying to tell me to just let it go and trust GOD. I got so upset I had to get out of there and my husband explained to her that I had just lost my mom and she reminded me of her so I was having a hard time. I am doing better and everyday our family is becoming stronger and stronger. We have let GOD back in our hearts and this time we aren't letting go. Praise GOD!

Carla - posted on 07/15/2012

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Lisa, I can tell you that prayer and time heals wounds. My husband and I BOTH cheated on each other and, 12 years later, it STILL hurts! We have had to rely on our faith in the Lord to bring us past this. I have to keep my mind focused on Jesus constantly, otherwise the Enemy brings those memories back and I am right back there, mired in the past.



I pray that you focus yourself on and in the Lord. Our marriage is stronger now than it ever was, but it's taken hard, hard work on our parts. I pray the Holy Spirit hover over your husband, to keep him from straying. Like I said, being far away from home and having your very lives depending on your comrades only, brings a closeness unlike any other. I am not excusing your husband, I am trying to help you understand and work past this. There IS life after an affair. It is in Jesus.



God bless, honey, praying for your daughter for wisdom to get out of this abusive situation. And, thank God, thank God, for the good news about your dad!

Carla - posted on 07/03/2012

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Father, we bring Lisa to You, HER Father. You see the struggles she is going through, and although we KNOW You don't give us more than we can bear, sometimes we still question 'are You SURE I can bear this?' The answer is always 'yes!'. We ask for supernatural, wild, crazy faith, so she believes, no matter WHAT she goes through, that You are there with her, and You WILL see her through this. We pray for her father, her daughter, for healing, for the blessing of a car for her daughter to get to work and school. We pray for Lisa and her husband's marriage, Father. Working in close quarters (and in a dangerous situation to boot) causes closeness--both with male and female co-workers. There is probably no other circumstance where this closeness is than in the military, where your life is literally in your unit's hands. We pray You touch her husband's heart, and make him realize that this is not a real relationship, it's the result of the intimacy of the entire unit, in fighting the enemy together. We pray for Lisa, that you strengthen her faith and, Holy Spirit, that You hold her tightly, that You wrap her in your warm blanket of peace and assurance that You are in control, not Satan. We ask blessings on this family, and that you bring them out of this circumstance BETTER than they went in. In Jesus' Name, amen.

Thank you, and your husband, honey, for the great hardships you are facing to keep us safe. God bless

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Rebecca - posted on 11/25/2012

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Help Lisa to love you and to love her family today. Help her to be assured that you will never leave her.

Rebecca - posted on 11/24/2012

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Father, you love your daughter Lisa. Help her to be constantly aware of this, your complete, unending, unconditional love for her. Thank you that you will bring her through this difficult time.

Rebecca - posted on 11/20/2012

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Father, help Lisa to never doubt your love. Help her to learn from you through this time.

Rebecca - posted on 11/19/2012

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Father, please strengthen Lisa for the work you have for her today. Help her to lift her eyes to you. May she be very open to what you are teaching her. Thank you for your love.

Rebecca - posted on 11/05/2012

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Thank you Father that you are sovereign over all of this. Help Lisa today to submit to your will and to grow in you. Please teach her and make her more like Jesus. May your love shine out of her.

Rebecca - posted on 10/28/2012

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Father help Lisa to be strong in you today. May she walk in your love and strength.

Rebecca - posted on 10/27/2012

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Father, please grow the fruit of the Spirit into Lisa's life. Please especially grant her patience today.

Rebecca - posted on 10/21/2012

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Thanks Father for the growth in Lisa's marriage. Please preserve their oneness. Help them to love each other through this terrible time of stress. Help them to draw closer to each other in their pain.

Rebecca - posted on 10/19/2012

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O Father, we lift Lisa to you. We know that you love her. We know that you hear our prayers for her. Help her to be assured of your love today. Help her family.

Carla - posted on 10/18/2012

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Oh, Lisa, baby, I understand asking God, 'Really? You think I can handle THIS?' But ya know what? I always have. Our faith starts out like a little grain of mustard seed, and this is enough to accept salvation. But it is NOT enough to live this life, so He has to start enlarging it. This happens through trials and tribulations. If nothing happens to where we HAVE to trust, then our faith muscle becomes weak, and then, when really needed, it is useless. So, although I sympathize and empathize, this is something necessary to you and your family. I can tell you, though, with absolute certainty, that God ALWAYS comes through for us.



I ask all the ladies that read this today to stop a moment and pray for Lisa. Even though we've never met her, and probably won't until we get to Heaven, she is our sister, and we NEED to encourage her, strengthen and uphold her through our prayers.



Abba, Father, we are lifting Lisa up again before Your Face. I remember Jesus' parable about the little widow lady--she went to the judge and said 'Avenge me of my enemies'. The judge said 'I don't fear God or Man, but I am going to grant this little woman her petition before she drives me nuts!' (Allaire version) Jesus went on to say, 'if this ungodly judge was smart enough to take care of this little lady, how much more will God listen to us when we cry to Him day and night?' So, we are taking You at Jesus' Word, and asking, again and again, for Lisa. Undertake for her daughter, in getting her to the base where her support group is. Comfort her heart over the loss of her boyfriend. Speak to her heart, Holy Spirit, and bring peace and complete reliance on You. Speak to these nodules and polyps and bring healing for Lisa. Touch their son's hernia and bring his body into proper working order. You said You wouldn't give us more than we could bear, but, with the temptation, also bring a way of escape, so we could bear it. We are asking for that way of escape for Lisa's family now. Let her have absolute faith in Your Word, and Your care of her, so that she is fearless and bold. And, when this is over, give her holy boldness to speak to all of Your wonderful workings. I fully believe You have set some of us for a higher calling, to be a beacon that brings the world to You, and Lisa, with all her trials, seems to be one of those. We are precious in Your sight, Abba, and we thank You that You deem us worthy. Just give us the strength to go through these 'light afflictions' as Paul called them, to radiate You. We thank You that You are with us, every moment of every day. Let us FEEL Your Presence, and, as we feel You, our faith grows. In Jesus' Name, amen.



God bless, darling. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Lisa - posted on 10/17/2012

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Well, update again. We are still struggling to get our daughter over here with us, got the final paperwork but are having a fight about where to store her belongings. That is about the only positive news lately. Had surgery for anemia problems and during the colonoscopy they took four biopsy's (I am only 40 and was not due for one for 10 more years) in which one was the size of a quarter. Have not gotten any results as of yet because their lab had a mess up in picking up biopsy's. This was over a month ago. Then got good news that I don't have sleep apnea but they found a 2.5 cm nodule in my thyroid that now needs a fine needle biopsy to assure us that it is just a nodule and not cancer. This can't be done at this base so I am waiting to find out where they are going to send me. That is it will me (thankfully) other than being sick but my son has developed a hernia that will need to be repaired next week, he is only 17 and this stresses me to no end because he is my baby. Please keep him in your prayers during this time. My daughter who we are trying to get over here lost her on again off again fiance/boyfriend in a drunk driving accident last Thursday, he was only 18 years old. So she is having a very very hard time with this. Please also keep her and his family in your prayers as this is a very hard time for them all. My marriage is continuing to grow stronger (we are going to a marriage/vow renewal retreat held by the base chapel on Nov 9th) and we have our good days with a few bad thrown in but nothing we can't handle. I do have to say that after this past year I have become so numb and blank, basically just waiting for the next horrible thing to happen because we have not had much brightness during this time. I try to look for the positive and am trying to leave it all in GOD's hands but I just don't understand how much he thinks I can handle because I am either going to break from the pressure or just shut down completely because I am becoming numb. I thank everyone for the prayers and the continued prayers but would also like to ask that some be lifted up to two airmen here who were involved in a horrible care crash and are on ventilators and in coma's.

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2012

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O God, maker of heaven and earth, please pour out your rich blessings on this family.

Rebecca - posted on 09/26/2012

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Father, please help Lisa to grow up in her faith as she goes through trials. Conform her to the image of Jesus.

Rebecca - posted on 09/24/2012

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Father, be Linda's strength today. Please keep her and her family walking closely with you.

Rebecca - posted on 09/18/2012

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Thanks God for your faithfulness to Lisa and her family. Thank you that You will never leave her. May she cling to you.

Rebecca - posted on 09/12/2012

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Father, help this family to walk in your light. Grant them your peace and your guidance.

Carla - posted on 09/04/2012

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How wonderful, Lisa! I can hear in your words, both here and on the other threads you are commenting on, that your faith is increasing.



When we are in the midst of the burning forest, it's hard to see a plan, any plan. But we serve a God that sees the beginning to the end, and it is just our job to trust His plan. If you can bring your daughter over to you, the family will be united, and you can start the healing process. I pray peace and calm to your soul and heart. I pray the Holy Spirit continue to move for your family, healing, encouraging and strengthening. I pray you find comfort in this church, and get involved in the Lord's ministry within the church.



God bless, honey. 'Be still and know I am God'.

Rebecca - posted on 09/04/2012

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Thanks Father for how you are working. Thanks for the church this family have found. May they find much love and support in this place. Help Lisa to lift her eyes each day to you, to know that you love her, that you have a great purpose and plan you are working out in her life. Help her to walk in your joy.

Darcel - posted on 09/03/2012

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Lisa,GET ready for a breakthrough! Look @your setbacks as setup by God for your comeback! If he brought you to it, will bring you through it! Prayn for you! Be encouraged!

Rebecca - posted on 08/25/2012

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Thank you God for how you grow us through difficult times. Thank you for allowing them into our lives. Help Lisa to know that you will work all this for good in her life. Help her to be open to what you have to teach her.

Rebecca - posted on 08/21/2012

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Father, please teach Lisa through this time. May she grow closer to you and grow in love and compassion for others.

Carla - posted on 08/14/2012

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Louise, I'm sure you meant well, but this is a Christian community, and casting spells on a person is frowned upon. I am deleting your post.

Thank you for understanding.

Carla Allaire
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Rebecca - posted on 08/14/2012

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Thanks God that you are with Lisa and her family in all of this. Help her to lift her eyes to you today. Please use these trials for good in her life for your glory. Help her to grow closer to you and to grow in love and compassion for others.

Rebecca - posted on 08/11/2012

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Thank you God that Lisa is your child. Help her to not be afraid. Help her to walk in your love.

Rebecca - posted on 08/08/2012

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Father, may Lisa be surrounded by love and support today. Thank you that she is part of your family. Help her to lift her eyes to you.

Julie - posted on 08/08/2012

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Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. That you may gain strength through this adversity, and see the light during your time of need. Angels to comfort and surround you, lifting you all to a place of peace and security. God Bless you all...((hugs))

Carla - posted on 08/08/2012

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Lisa, babe, I feel your pain. I have progressively gotten worse, physically, with every disease, syndrome, itis, you name it, I got it. I was told by my dear, but naive, son and brother that there must be sin in my life, otherwise I wouldn't be sick. I begged, pleaded, bargained, whatever I could think of with the Lord so I could be healed. No dice. So why does God let bad stuff happen to good people? In my case, and that's all I can speak for, He uses me (a) to let those watching me know that, even though my body hurts constantly, and I can only do 1/100th of what I used to, I STILL believe in the Lord, my God, totally and completely, and my faith in Him is what gets me out of bed in the morning when I would really rather just pull the covers over my head and stay there. (b) I found this wonderful outlet to be able to share my stories (and they read more like a work of fiction than Truth) and to encourage those coming behind me that are in pain. So, though I am not out on the streets like I would like to be, witnessing and teaching about the Love of Jesus, I am actually able to reach MORE through the Internet than I EVER would have been able to if I was healthy and whole.

That being said, stress causes so much havoc on our bodies. Sleep is generally the first thing that flees when your mind is so challenged in battling our trials. I urge you to sit down and have a little talk with Jesus. Our trials strengthen and prove us, and although physical attacks on our bodies is painful, we ARE strengthened, faith-wise, through them. I pray for you guys, honey, that, first of all, God heal you. Then that you accept His will, no matter WHAT that entails. Do NOT blame Him, do not lose your faith because you aren't 100%. As we give ourselves over, totally and completely, to Him, He works miracles in our lives.

God bless, sweetheart, I know this is difficult, but getting your mind under control is step one to peace in our lives.

Lisa - posted on 08/08/2012

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Well just as things were starting to look up I am being tested again. Started off with swelling of my ankles went to UC and was told to get labs and f/u with primary doc. Went to her for the swollen feet and lower back pain with radiating cramps in my bottom and thighs. She sent me for an x-ray which says that I have arthritis of the back and Multiple phleboliths in my pelvis.....in laymens terms it could mean I am having problems with intestines or colon and could cause tumors. I am anemic so they are going to do a Colonoscopy to check for polyps or tumors and if nothing wrong there an Endoscopy to check for an ulcer. Then on top of that I have to go in for a sleep test to be diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. My husband thought he was getting help from the Japanese Dr. but it was the wrong procedure so he is still in pain and waiting to be referred to another specialist here in Japan. He also has to have a sleep study for Sleep Apnea. I am trying to keep a positive outlook here but I can't handle much more of this before I crack....my anxiety was getting under control but it is starting to flare back up now that this is happening. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers as we pray for all of you for whatever you need. Thanks so much for all the support.

Rebecca - posted on 08/04/2012

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Help Lisa and her family to draw strength from you today. May you be glorified in all their experiences. Help them to grow and be a blessing to others who are struggling.

Tangila - posted on 07/31/2012

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Hi Lisa, it is so easy for people to say stay strong, don't give up but sometime you feel that people are not in your shoes so they cannot understand your struggles but let me tell you that I still feel that way at times even though I am viewed as the stronger one in my family, the backbone of the family and it is hard for people to understand that if you cut me, I bleed as you do. but let me tell you what is helping me to get through my life. Once I realized that I am entitled to feel what I feel, that I am my own person and that I have be responsible for my own journey and that I can't always take on everyone elses responsibility to live their lives, I am becoming the person that I am here in this life to be. It took a long time to get here because I was caring more for everyone else but myself. That's why I am saying to you that if you are drowning , give me your hand and we together can help eachother through anything that comes our way by reaching out to one another. What you are going through maybe different in some ways but the fact that we are losing faith is the same. Hold on Lisa, help is on the way, GOD has your back and so do I:)!

Fernny - posted on 07/31/2012

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Hi Lisa, May you find the strength in our Lord and he will guide you through this challenging times. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. I am also going through a hard time now but I am trying to surrender and leave it all to him.. May you find peace in him.

Keep praying and you will be in my prayers.

Rebecca - posted on 07/30/2012

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Dear God, please help this family to continue to walk in your love, in good times and in bad. Use these experiences to grow them into the likeness of your Son.

Angela - posted on 07/30/2012

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I'm very pleased that things are looking up for you - and your family. Praise the Lord!

Carla - posted on 07/30/2012

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Thank God, Lisa! God is ALWAYS faithful, and when we bring our messes of a marriage and dump it in His lap, He is overjoyed that we trust Him to put it back together again! And why do we marvel so that He ALWAYS puts it together BETTER than it was?

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean NOT on your OWN understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.' 'And you shall not lack a mate.' THESE are the Scriptures I meditated on when I was going through this.

Remember that we are spirit beings living in a fleshly body. As long as we abide in these wretched vessels, we will sin. Paul describes it very vividly when he said, and this is my version of it--'My mind wants to do good, but I have this stupid body that keeps telling me to do bad. So there's this war going on inside me constantly. I have come to the conclusion that with my MIND I serve the Lord, but the flesh is out there trying to do it's own thing.' We are, of course, to constantly battle our bodies, to make them behave, but if even Paul, whom I admire greatly, had problems, why are we so surprised when WE do? This is a matter of fact, and as long as we keep battling our flesh, God is pleased. He will help us, through the Holy Spirit, to MAKE our bodies comply. I don't know if you read 'The Shack', but the Holy Spirit (called Sarayu in the book) weeded out the garden of our soul, along with us, and made this beautiful garden called a fractal--something that is beautiful when seen from the ground level, but also was VERY beautiful when seen from above. I like to think that when the Holy Spirit and I are busy and sweating, God is looking down from Heaven and watching the unfolding beauty we are creating.

God bless, sweetheart! You WILL get through this, and you WILL be better when you come out the other side.

Claire - posted on 07/29/2012

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God is faithful! May peace continue to multiply and reign in your family Lisa.

Rebecca - posted on 07/29/2012

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Thank you God! Please continue to work in this family. May they be a great witness for you.

Lisa - posted on 07/29/2012

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Thank you everyone for all the wonderful prayers and thoughts. Life is starting to look up and I know it is from all the prayers and GOD's wonderful work. Husband and I are becoming closer everyday, and kids are doing better too. Please continue to pray for us and I thank you so much for all the support and love. It has been a long time since I have had this much love and support from a group of women. GOD Bless and keep all of you!

Rebecca - posted on 07/29/2012

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Thank you Father that you are with this family and you are growing and working this for their good. Help them to know your love and mercy today.

Carla - posted on 07/29/2012

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Rebecca, just wanted to drop you a line and let you know your posts of prayers are seen by the Father. Prayer is a powerful weapon, and being able to pray for those suffering is a blessing. Keep looking up,

God bless

Rebecca - posted on 07/22/2012

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Dear God, please pour out your love upon Lisa and her family. Help them to find the support they need.

Rebecca - posted on 07/17/2012

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Father, please help Lisa and her family not to doubt your love at this time. Please put others around them who will show them your love.

Anne - posted on 07/17/2012

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Oh My Yes I will but you and your family on my Prayer List and I will be Praying for your daily.

Rebecca - posted on 07/16/2012

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Father, please help Lisa to walk by faith today. Thank you that she has hope for the future in you.

Carla - posted on 07/16/2012

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Lisa, put on some good worship music and turn it up loud! Satan can't STAND it when we worship. It also has the added benefit of lifting up our own soul and helps us through the day.

God bless, sweetheart, we are standing with you.

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