Prayer Requests 2-15-18

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.

Anyone else?

Psalm 9:1-10

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
    I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
    I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

My enemies turn back;
    they stumble and perish before you.
For you have upheld my right and my cause,
    sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.
You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
    you have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies,
    you have uprooted their cities;
    even the memory of them has perished.

The Lord reigns forever;
    he has established his throne for judgment.
He rules the world in righteousness
    and judges the peoples with equity.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

13 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-15-18

  1. I’m going to admit something to you folks that is hard to admit, but I feel I need to tell someone.

    Last night, I had the thought that if the pain were to get too bad (it didn’t), I had the option of taking an opioid pain pill left over from Hubby (from something that happened a few months before his hospitalization and death). My next thought, almost unconsciously, was that it would be nice to just take the whole bottle and drift off to sleep, never to wake up. That thought alarmed me, and I immediately rejected it. I would never take my own life. I would never do that to my family.

    But later, I did find myself kind of wishing that God would “take me home” in my sleep. And again, I rejected that thought, too. The Boy needs me, and my girls do, too. I begged God not to do that to them. The thought of my precious Little Guy, as I still sometimes call him, going through another tragedy and trauma in his life breaks my heart.

    Anyway, maybe I don’t even need to write all this, as I did reject those thoughts, taking them captive to Christ. But it gives you an idea of how the grief has taken a deeper, darker turn lately.

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  2. Praying for you Kizzie. Know that those thoughts are not that unusual and you did the right thing to take them captive and give them up to the Lord.

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  3. Believe it or not, I know how you feel Karen.
    The only reason I am in the world now is to take of TSWITW. Other than that, I have no purpose.’ No reason for being here.
    I have talked to God about that.
    We have decided that we will go by His calendar.
    He has s date marked for each of us.
    Just don’t mess it up.

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  4. I beg to differ, the world and all of us need your prayers, Chas.

    And yes, Kizzie, your emotions are “normal.” Grief goes up and down and life can look hopeless at times. See Chas’ comments right above mine.

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  5. The truth is Kizzie, that more people than you can imagine have had those thoughts. I know I have. I wouldn’t follow through on them because I don’t want to leave that kind of legacy for BG, but there were times it would have been easier to just not wake up the next morning.
    I know losing your husband in no way compares to losing your father, but I started crying after my dad died and I couldn’t stop. I hauled myself to the doctor and got some medicine to get me through it. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor either.

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  6. Kizzie, the early months of the year are difficult ones at the best of times, a season of endurance. I too have had such thoughts in the midst of fear, weariness, and loneliness, not from any one cause, but rather the accumulation of the many concerns and the small griefs of life. Such thoughts are not the careful plans of one intent on destroying oneself, but the brief, transient thoughts of a mind in pain and longing for rest. Elijah, Job, David, Jeremiah, and Paul would all understand, for they had such thoughts too. The Lord grants strength for day when those thoughts come, and, when they come at night, He gives His beloved sleep (II Corinthians 4:16; Psalm 127:2).

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  7. Well the doc said to take daughter to the ER in Lewiston, they can put her into a psych ward for sixteen and up. I told her that is an option. At first she was elated but now is very very quiet.

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  8. Kizzie, prayers. You’re not ‘unusual.’ Life if hard. It’s wonderful and awful and hard, all of it. I honestly don’t know how people deal with it without the gospel.

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