Prayer Requests 7-10-18

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 124

If the Lord had not been on our side—
    let Israel say—
if the Lord had not been on our side
    when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
    when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
    the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
    would have swept us away.

Praise be to the Lord,
    who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
    from the fowler’s snare;
   the snare has been broken,
    and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

16 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 7-10-18

  1. I am going through some personal/emotional issues right now. I find myself withdrawing, sort of going into my shell to think and protect. I am questioning some things in my life. I know what is prompting this. My Sunday school class is studying Safe People. Don’t worry there, the teacher is a licensed, Christian, therapist. She is available to all of us through the church if we feel the need to see her outside of class. As you can imagine, I am questioning who is/has been safe or unsafe in my life. It is also making me look externally as to who I may have been unsafe for.
    I also must admit that I am teetering on having myself a good old fashioned pity party.
    I need to get over it.

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  2. Kim, sometimes I think we spend too much time worrying about all the stuff, it distracts us. Too much info can be too heavy. As in all the medical stuff available on the internet, my third daughter has it all. Whatever new thing comes up.

    Yes, we need to be aware, especially of how we are treating others, but not be worn down by it. We all have fears and those fears can be stirred up by a lot of these studies. You are loved, more than you know.

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  3. Something that was said in our Sunday sermon has stuck with me this week — we’re not defined by our sin or by our mistakes or by (fill in the blank); we’re defined now by the cross of Christ.

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  4. Kim – I tend to be very sensitive. God has put prickly people (my mother, my MIL, often my husband, and occasionally Nightingale, too) in my life to teach me to go beyond that sensitivity. But there are times when I felt/feel like closing myself off from them, to protect myself from being “pricked” again. Even so, I know I cannot do that.

    So I determine to continue being me, but learn to avoid certain subjects, or to not talk too much when someone is in a certain mood. And I still mess up too often, and wish I had kept to myself. But I know that is not healthy.

    I remember one particular time years ago, as I was crying and feeling dejected by a friend’s hurtful rebuff, I felt the Holy Spirit “tell” me that I needed to be less concerned with my own sensitive feelings, but to never stop being concerned about others’ sensitive feelings. The latter I can do pretty well, but I still struggle at times with the former.

    May God comfort you and give you peace about your situation in life.

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  5. Kim, in case I sounded too hard on you, that was not my intent. I very much understand and have that battle all of the time. Currently, I am replaying in my mind all the brilliant ways to help sixteen year old son see the error of his ways and God keeps telling me to take every thought captive. I do for a little and then my mind drifts back. It is a pointless exercise to waste my time thinking about how to help son, a waste of my thought time. So I try to bring it back to productivity and then find myself once again, mired.

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  6. I tell everyone that Guy was like a brother. I loved him and hated him to the same degree.
    I respect him. He is good at what he does. I do think he took advantage of me, but I allowed it.

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  7. Working with mks there is something we learn. It is to allow grief and recognize it. When they leave here they are grieving, don’t just say think how wonderful it will be elsewhere, but allow them to grieve by acknowledging their feelings.
    all that to say, Kim, I think you need to give yourself permission to cry and get it all out. After that you can begin to get over it.
    I had to work yesterday to get over the gal who brought tortillas at 8:15am yelling at me because I didn’t answer the door right away.

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