Prayer Requests 2-10-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 11

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
   to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
   He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.

14 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-10-18

  1. I’m preparing my Bible study for Tuesday and am squeamish. It’s on Matthew 5–about divorce.
    While half my class is widowed, all have divorce somewhere in their families.

    Curiously, my non-believing family has few divorces, though lots of live-ins. These devout families have both. The culture creeps in.

    Anyway, I know what the Scriptures say, but I’m shying away from it–so I could use prayer to remain faithful to the truth of the Bible. Everyone else can draw their own conclusions and sadness–which they’ll be doing as they work through the lesson.

    I’m not sure what type of discussion we’ll have on Tuesday but I know there will be a lot of grief. 😦

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  2. Husband is stuck in a snowstorm heading into the passes. He left at midnight, hoping to get through before they hit but a headlight issue set him back. Now he has to decide to chain up (a two hour operation) or wait it out. Wisdom. It is very difficult for him with his hands unable to work well, to put chains on and take them off.

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  3. Kim – Intellectually, I know that the grief will subside and it will eventually not be such a large part of my daily life. But my heart cannot conceive of that quite yet.

    In a weird way, it is sad to think that someday I will not be actively grieving, because that means that Hubby, and my life with him, will be further in the past. (I’m crying just thinking about that.)

    *************

    Nightingale made it home safely last night, and now she is off to spend the day with her new guy (not quite a full-fledged boyfriend yet). The Boy is with his dad. I don’t know what Chickadee is doing. As for me, I am home sick from church today. Last night my cold, and maybe an impending fever, made me shiver much of the night. I was even shivering in my dreams, which is kinda funny.

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  4. Kizzie, we were not created to be separated. Body and soul, husband and wife–those were meant to stay together. I told my sister soon after her husband died that one flesh is not supposed to be torn back into two separate portions, whether through death or divorce, and the rending has got to hurt like mad. We haven’t experienced what you have, but we know what it is to love, and we can only imagine what you are going through, and we do hurt with you.

    And yes, I understand that part about part of you not wanting the pain to subside because at least in the pain you are linked to your beloved’s heart. There is no “pressure” for the hurt to lessen, but God will strengthen you through it and someday you will be able to breathe again. It’s OK that that “someday” isn’t today.

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  5. Thank you, Cheryl. I often think about how we grew more and more into that one flesh as the years went by, and that it doesn’t seem fair that that one flesh has to be ripped apart like this. I used to say that we were each living our own part of “our life”, that it wasn’t his life and my life, but “our life”.

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