Faith & Fun Friday – Stuck

Faith & Fun Friday – Stuck

Last Sunday, my running buddy and I were planning to do a twelve mile run.

People who are dumb enough to train for a marathon have to do stuff like that.

I have never been so happy to wake up to thunder, lightning, and rain.

 

I laid in bed.

I reveled in the cloudy day.

I cuddled with my kiddos, made a big breakfast, and stayed in my pajamas most of the day.

 

It was glorious.

I didn’t run.

I got off of my routine.

I was a slacker.

Then came Monday. My typical “rest day”.  Even though I had totally rested all day Sunday, I copped out and rested Monday too.

Slacker again.

Tuesday.

Yup. Tuesday was supposed to be my get-it-together day.

No get-it-together happened. I slept in and figured I’d be back with the plan on Wednesday.

Ya’ll know what happened.

Nothing.

No running Wednesday either.

This theme has basically continued for the entire week.

No running.

Not only that… but I’ve been completely failing with the food all week too.  I’m appalled.

The crack in the Chick-Fil-A nuggets called out to me and I succumbed. Then last night was an emotional day around our house and Haagen Dazs seemed like the answer to all of our problems.

We added oreos and pecans to make sure that we’d feel better.

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So all of that to say.

I’ve been stuck.

All week long I’ve not been living out the picture of health that I feel so passionate about and that I’ve spent the last two years being so focused on doing well.

And I don’t like feeling stuck.

Sometimes our walk with Christ is like this.

We are on a mission.  We are passionate about His calling for our lives and we want to live for Him well.  We have lots of days, months, or even years of fair consistency and we can look back with humility and a sense of satisfaction at the work He has done in our hearts.

We encourage others.  We lead in our homes, churches, or communities with vigor and what appears to be God-given strength.

And then we hit a slump.

We have one bad day followed by another and before we know it, we look up and realize that we’ve had a string of not-so-great days, complete with bad choices, and a trail of guilt to boot.

We are stuck.

Stuck

This Sunday me and my running buddy are scheduled to make up our missed run.

I have an opportunity get unstuck.

The truth of the matter is we all have an opportunity to get unstuck.

Every day we have an opportunity to step forward in a new day and with each step create more distance between our tomorrows and our days gone by.

Are you stuck?

Maybe you’ve been stuck with a bad attitude.

Maybe you’ve been stuck in a cycle of bad habits.

Maybe you’ve been stuck making a series of bad choices.

Maybe you are stuck in a bad relationship, or at a bad job, or in a bad neighborhood.

Here’s the good news.

You don’t have to stay stuck.

God has given you everything you need to move forward.

When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive – right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, 14 the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s Cross. Colossians 2:13-14

You can make choices to change things.

And where you can’t your circumstances you can absolutely change your attitude about where you physically have to be.

You are not powerless.

Prayer can help.

God can help.

Let’s pray about it.

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It’s a beautiful thing to see women praying for each other.

So here we go…

As always, feel free to pray about A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G

But if you are helped by having a topic to focus on for prayer…

Stuck.

Again… feel free to pray about anything that concerns you.

But if the topic of being “stuck” resonates with you, pray in that direction.

So how exactly does this work do you ask? Keep scrolling for the details…

 

and now for the FUN!…

 

Your comment/prayer will enter you to win a Kingdom Woman T-Shirt!

Karen Johns, you are the winner from last week!

As usual, I’ll select a winner at random. Simply leave your comment and/or prayer anytime between Friday and Sunday at midnight.  I’ll announce the winner on next week!

 

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So excited about prayer this weekend!

Help spread the word!

 

If you are new to our prayer on Fridays or need a little refresher here are the details…

 

1) Post YOUR prayer.
First, scroll to the end of the post to find the section for comments.  Keep scrolling to the end of the comments to find the empty box where you can leave your prayer request. Click “Post Comment”.

2) Pray for someone else.
Then, look above you in the comment thread for the person who posted just before of you.  Hit “reply” and pray for them.  That way we make sure that everyone gets covered!

Please don’t feel insecure about your ability to pray for another sister or feel that her request is above your spiritual “pay grade.” Just pray with your heart.  God hears. He works with the words that we have and then He takes care of the rest.

3) Post your pic!
Make sure we can “see” you! Go to Gravatar.com so that others can see your face in the comments! (It’s easy! Just click on the green button labeled “Get your gravatar today” )

4) Pray more
Once you have left your prayer request and prayed for the person above you, if you have a few minutes feel free to reply and pray for any other comment/prayer you see in the thread.

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  1. Rosa August 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    My precious and Heavenly Father, I come to you first thanking you for today, for this moment and this time to come into your presence. I thank you for allowing the title of this Blog to peak my interest and make me continue reading. You heard me this morning before I got out of bed as I verbally ask You to work on my attitude. Thank You for listening and giving me what I asked for. Thank You for giving me the ears to hear what You had to say. I pray that as I go through this transition at work that I continue to hear You. I pray that my attitude reflects what You want others to see. I pray that my my faith continues to be bigger than my circumstance. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

    • Sharee August 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      GOD I thank you for my sister Rosa and GOD I thank you for her acknowledement of the need for change within her attitude, the first step is to acknowledge that there IS a problem. GOD I aslk that you would allow others to see her attitude and to see that she is changing for the better, I thank you GOD for her spirit and for the want to change. I pray for her Faith as well that it fails not, GOD we know that you are moved by Faith and not fear so we rebuke any fear that my sister may experience during her walk with you. In JESUS name I pray. Amen!!

  2. Sharee August 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Stuck. Wow!! First and foremost thank You GOD for allowing us to know that we are stuck, GOD thank you for giving us a mind to get unstuck and thank you for being the GOD that is able to do it!! GOD I come today praying to be unstuck from fear of bad relationships, I am getting married on Thursday and I so excited yet in the back of my mind there is still that fear that I am going to mess this up. Everybody comes to me for advice and I feel that I have to “perform” for them GOD but when it comes to my own stuff I kind of freeze, GOD I ask that you would allow me to walk Boldly and upright GOD continuing to represent you as the GOD that you are. I pray for my Husband to be, that you would just allow him to be who and what You have called him to be. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

    • Christina August 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Lord I lift up Sharee, I pray & believe that with You, she will overcome this and any other fear that is hindering her from living in your promise. I pray that your peace will find her deepest parts and settle within her. I lift up her husband to be, and as they become united, I pray that you will protect their union all the days of their lives. Lord strengthen him & be his guidance. Protect their ceremony from evil. I ask all these things in your Son, Jesus name. Amen.

  3. Carol A. Girard August 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I am disappointed. You chose a Sunday to do a 12 mile run?? Instead, because of the rain?? lightning, thunder?? you chose to stay in pajamas, cuddle with the kids, instead of getting your precious little ones up dressed and taking them to church where they could spend time praising God for the Glory that is rain, Oh, so many things popped into my head when I read your post, I didn’t even finish reading. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, and to me that means spending my Sunday in praise and worship of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, ….Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in Heaven, I pray that I am always alive and alert enough to worship you in spirit and in truth. As I said, I am saddened by this posting. Praying that you are blessed continually in your ministry. Thanking God that I can live, breathe and have my being in HIM!! Who loved me so much that He gave His Only Son, to live and die for me, that I may have eternal life. Praying you see life my way today! In Jesus Name, AMEN!

    • Chrystal August 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Hi Carol,

      I understand your disappointment and I’d like to help alleviate your concerns 🙂

      What I didn’t say in the post was that I also had a child who was running a fever and a husband who was out of town. My decision to stay home was primarily due to that. Also, I typically start running at 5 or 6 o’clock in the morning so that I can come home, shower, dress, and go to church. This Sunday would have been no different.

      I’m a church girl 🙂 I love Jesus and I rarely miss an opportunity to worship Him with other believers. That said, I also feel the freedom to miss church and worship Him from home alone or with my family if deemed necessary by the needs of my family or my own.

      So glad to you know that so highly value making worship of our God a priority. So many people today do not.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my blog. If you were thinking that way, I’m sure others were as well.

      Blessings to you!

  4. Christina August 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I have been stuck in not setting aside time for God, daily. Please pray that my daily prayer life be revived.

  5. Candice August 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Our Father I come to you asking that the desire in Christina for You does not go unknown. The fire she has for you be seen by you in her daily life. I pray for restoration in her life for we know our time is your time and without You we are nothing. So I thank you in advance for Christina getting her daily devotion time back and thank you for her transparency and honest heart. In Jesus precious name Amen

  6. Candice August 22, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I have a passion for mentoring young girls and sometimes I want to do so much more when God is telling me to wait, not now, be still. While being anxious I forget to be patient. So I find myself stuck in between wanting something done now and waiting on something greater.

    • Chrystal August 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Lord, I pray for Candice. Help her to experience your clear direction and your clear pace for getting where you want her to go. Help her to trust your timing and I ask that you would grand her your peace when she needs to wait on you. I thank you that she knows where and to whom you are calling her. I pray that you would order her steps, day by day and moment by moment. In Jesus name, Amen.

  7. T. Jones August 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I sat on my sofa this week and cried to my heavenly Father, as only a daddy’s girl could, and told Him how I felt so STUCK. That is the WORD I used. This article is so timely.

    My husband totally abandoned the family a year ago, I suffered horrible anxiety for months over how I would care for myself and five children and I hadn’t worked in six years.

    No one came to my rescue, not even my church. My children suffered emotionally and my oldest child was diagnosed with Tourretts Syndrome because of what was not able to cope with everything. I decided I wasn’t going to let us sink any further.

    I got better, started feeling better and the children and I began to smile and enjoy life again. I began to take steps to financially provide and started subbing with the local school district because before having my last three children I was completing requirements for my teaching certification.

    Today I am totally overwhelmed with

    *stepping in to be the provider when my heart and mind was on being a full time stay at home mom
    *redeeming back my spouse who has done much evil against me and is now wanting his marriage and family a week before a child support hearing (which he didn’t show up-default judgement entered)
    *not being able to shake these feelings of totally being overwhelmed with having to register my 4 & 5 year old in public school and all the other changes like putting my 20 month old in daycare my.

    I’m not afraid of the change but I feel like it’s paralyzing my progression and I know it’s because I don’t want to leave my children to go work.

    It’s totally in me to seize this moment and live life where it is now BUT, and it’s a big one, my heart aches that I have to walk away from a place I have desired so deeply and found such fulfillment-which is being 100% present and committed to my children by being a stay at home mom.

    Totally STUCK.
    Not in denial.
    Desperately wanting to be Un-STUCK…

    Pray that I take a leap of faith that propels me forward, for wisdom on handling every decision and for God to order my steps, in what to do or not do.

    • Teri August 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Heavenly Father, Lord I lift up my sweet sister before you. Lord you know her hurt, her despair… Remind her of Job 23:10 which says He knows the way that I take and when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Remind her Lord that EVERYTHING that happens to her has first gone thru your hands. You have allowed this and there is a purpose for it. She needs to know that you love her with an everlasting love and that this is happening to her for her ultimate good and for YOUR glory. Don’t let her give up Father, you have resurrection power and we are standing together in faith for a miracle. Open the eyes of her husband and turn his heart back to his family. Put a hedge of protection around him so that the only path available to him is the one that leads to you and back home to his family. The enemy knows that the way to destroy a nation is one marriage at a time. Remind my sweet sister that NOTHING IS OVER UNTIL JESUS SAYS ITS OVER. In the strong name of your son, Jesus, Amen.

    • Heather August 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Father I pray for my sister T.Jones who needs you so much in this season of her life. My heart breaks as I read her situation. Raising 5 kids alone is a huge challenge but father I pray you would carry her in this season while she heals her broken heart. Please instill in her the confidence to know that with your help she can do all that is asked of her and do it well. Give her peace in her heart to know while working might not be her ideal that she can work and still be a fantastic mother to her children. Father I ask that you bring a godly, dependable support system up alongside her to encourage and practically help her with the challenges that this new season will bring. I pray that the logistics of enrolling kids in school and daycare will go smoothly. Please lead her to find schools/daycare that makes her kids happy and excited to go and gives her peace of mind every morning when she drops them off. Father I also lift up each of these 5 kids who also has adjustments coming up in their life. Father I pray you would protect their innocent souls from hurt and despite their family situation they will flourish in their schools and day care. Father I ask you would let them find friends quickly and they would be nothing but happy. We ask this in Jesus name Amen.

    • T. Jones August 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      I want to thank everyone for their prayers. I have always found it difficult to ask for prayer, especially after being hurt by church family.

      Those that prayed really touched my heart, I could receive everything spoken in prayer. The need for godly support system had been my cry and for the prayer for this bed to be met was so right on.

      The prayer that I would come through this trial as pure gold was so touching because through everything I have gone through I truly desired to please the Father.

      Thanks Crystal for this prayer connection and to those that prayed for me and my family, obviously by the spirit out of a heart of compassion-THANK YOU, THANK YOU & THANK YOU

  8. Teri August 22, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for the community opportunity of prayer Chrystal! It is a dream of mine to meet you in person one day 🙂 I received a promise from The Lord about my marriage 23 months ago… 3 weeks before my husband walked out on me and our 4 kids. You wouldn’t believe me if I told you the details of what has happened. My oldest daughter is walking with The Lord (she’s 15) but she is no longer standing in faith with me about God’s word for our family. She has asked me to give up, move on and quit. Obviously I can’t but it has torn us apart and she just moved in with her dad and is now believing that the family break up is my fault. Please pray for me that my faith would remain unshakable and that I would not feel “crazy” Thank you!!!!

    • Lydia August 23, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Lord I thank you for Teri and that promise you gave her may she stand on it no matter what, Holy Spirit give her the strength to do that in Jesus name

    • Angelika August 23, 2014 at 6:11 am

      Dear sister
      Remember GOD’s words, HIS ways are not our ways.
      HE works in mysterious ways.
      Most of the time we can not see that.
      His time is not our time.
      Keep strong sister, HE will come true.
      I pray that HIS ways will be reviled, to you.
      Marriage is a bound that is strong, but we sometimes forget that is him100%-her100% work. if something goes wrong is because we forget to invite HIM, our Father to the table.
      Bless you sister in Christ

    • Karen Johns August 23, 2014 at 7:26 am

      Teri, hang in there! “Heavenly Father, I ask that You have Your hand on Teri and her family. Father, bund the enemy from any further attacks on them I ask that Your perfect will be worked out in their lives. Send Your Spirit to surround Teri during this time and to strengthen her. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

  9. Lydia August 23, 2014 at 12:21 am

    My first time to participate in this prayer forum. I don’t know where and how to begin. My soon to be ex husband left in July he says we seemed to be stuck in circles for years and there was no change in our marriage. We didnt start of well and so much has happened. I feel stuck ladies cause I can’t forgive myself I feel I let myself down my kidsddown I didn’t become a wife hence a number of affairs with different people. I blame myself for so many things its difficult to go to God cause I don’t know what to say. I honestly feel He also let me down. We have been through so much with him and I ask myself why God saw us through somethings before only to bring this now. Am not copying emotional we had agreed I leave my previous work which was putting a lot of strain and start focusing on my professional organising business which am not able to concentrate on now. He got into another affair that month I left work and they moved in together. Am with my 2 daughters 6years and 13months. Am in so much pain at times I wish I was dead. So much is happening. I need a supernatural healing miracle and a job and the healing of my kids I see its affecting them so much. Now he wants to take them every weekend for sleep overs I feel its too soon and has already introduced them to his girlfriend.

    • Chrystal August 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Lydia,

      Sometimes we just don’t know what to say. As I read about your difficulties and hurt, my heart hurts with and for you.

      But God.

      I have not been in your exact situation but I definitely faced some very hard seasons. God walked me through some very dark places and years later I am alive. Not only am I alive but I’m intact, my mind is sane, and my heart is full of hope and joy. He can do this for you too.

      Lord, please heal Lydia’s heart in only the way that you can. Hold her hand and her heart in this VERY difficult situation. Be her God in a way that she has never known before. Speak to her head and to her heart as she maneuvers the challenges and pain of each day. Help her walk step by step through her circumstances and when she cannot walk Lord, help her to know what it is for you to carry her and for her to rest in your arms.

      Give her practical direction for what to do day by day. Affirm to her that her life is still a life worth living. And please Lord, I beg you to send someone into her life who can give her a physical touch of help and healing from you to comfort her in this season.

      We love you Lord because you first loved and continue to love us.

    • Heather August 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Father I pray for Lydia who is going through a season of incredible pain and brokenness. I pray that you would restore her self worth and she would know despite what has happened in the past you are more than capable of restoring her mind, soul and broken spirit. Father I pray you would remind her that sometimes we hurt so much we are at a loss for words but maybe a song can say what we can’t or just sitting in your presence in silence listening to your still calm voice heals the heart. Give her supernatural strength to get up and carry on for her two children everyday despite the brokenness she feels on the inside. Father I pray you would direct her steps to navigate this new area of visitation regarding the children and you would give her wisdom to know how to handle the situations that may arise with her kids emotionally. I pray for the 2 children who are hurting from this break up. Father I ask you would reach down and put a healing touch on their hearts. Help them to voice their hurts to their Mom so she can help them to work things through and become emotionally whole once again. Amen

  10. Angelika August 23, 2014 at 6:04 am

    WOW this got me . Stuck, Bad choices, but you are so right GOD gave us the power, we just want to do it on our own. My prayer for me is my exercise program. Can not stick to it and my body is hurting, but much more I need prayer for my friend. After a battle with cancer, a very unusual cancer, she is tuck. But for her most important is to find redemption in Christ, she is not a sister. Pray for her, that my words will resonate HIM, Our Father, Our LORD, and savior.

    • Chrystal August 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Lord help Angelika to follow through consistently on taking care of her body by what she puts in her mouth and how she moves her body. Help her to understand that treating our temples well is an act of service and love to You. Lord I know this struggle well. We love you and we want to live well for you. Help us to do better each day.

      Lord I also pray for Angelika’s friend. I thank you for seeing her through the battle with cancer. Now I pray that as you have restored her body, you would also restore her soul. Bring to wherever and whomever can point her to You. Let her continually run into You. Chase her Lord. We stand in the gap for a woman that you have created who does not know you. Find her and bring her onto Yourself. In Jesus name.

  11. Karen Johns August 23, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I’m stuck in grief from the loss of my Mom in May. I’m not to the point of stay in bed kind of depressed, but I’m not myself,either. I’m having a hard time just doing life. I am a teacher , school starts Monday, and I have a lot to do. I also have neglected taking care of business at home with chores and financial needs. I’m just ready to get unstuck!

    • Heather August 23, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Father we lift up Karen today who is mourning the loss of her Mom. It’s hard when we loose someone in our life that mean so much to us but I pray that Karen will know that you see her pain and you have not left her to deal with her grief alone. Your outstretched arms are there for her everyday and you are the source of her healing. Father I pray you would comfort her in a big way on those hard days when she feels like giving up and help her to be bold and take small steps to start to sort out her home and finances. Please come up alongside her this weekend as she starts school Monday and with that comes a lot of work and organization. Father I pray you give her peace and confidence despite her circumstances so she is able to go into that classroom on Monday and be the dynamic teacher you have called her to be. We ask this In Jesus name Amen.

    • Katheryne August 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Heavenly Father, You are acquainted with grief and sorrow through separation from so many of us who have yet to become as intimate with You as You would like to be with us. You are acquainted with suffering through the pain of death as well. I present my sister in Christ to You now. I present Karen who is suffering from the grief of losing her Mom. Many of us do not know what that feels like. And many of us do. Abba, send some of us who do know what she is feeling her way to comfort her. And in the quiet hours when she is alone, hold her up in a way that only You can. School is starting on Monday and her mind will need to be alert. Father, guide her to the best way for her to care for herself so that she can be alert and present for her children. Give her physical strength and wisdom to know how to maintain her strength as she grieves. You know all about what is happening in her heart. Speak to her through Your Word and by Your sweet Holy Spirit every step of the way this coming week. She needs You. We lift her up today. And I ask Father that You would remind us throughout the week to continue to pray for her. Thank You for her presence. May she be a blessing to her children and may they be a blessing to her as well. We love You. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

  12. Heather August 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

    This is exactly how I feel this week – Depressed, disappointed with myself and feeling stuck! I don’t seem to be able to get myself together to get up early and give the time that God is asking me to give him. It’s driving me insane because the night before I’m determined to get up the next morning but it doesn’t happen and before I know it 2 or 3 days have gone by with no progress. The days I do get up I get so much out of it and my attitude for the day is really upbeat so when I don’t do it I know what I just missed out on. It’s depressing and I wonder when will I be unstuck and get it together. It feels like never but I know emotions lie.

    • Lisa August 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Father God I just want to lift up Heather in prayer and ask You to be with her. Surround her with You day by day. We know that there are days when we struggle but please Father don’t let the enemy slip in with depression and discouragement. Let her know that she can come to you anytime during the day You are always there. Please continue to draw her heart to You everyday. Help her to become unstuck giver her peace as she is on her journey to strengthen her relationship with you bless her effort. Amen

  13. Lorice August 23, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Father, I lift up my sister Heather, Your daughter, the one You love, to You. I thank You that she has experienced the joy of Your presence as she spends time with You. She has tasted and seen that You are good. And when she meets with You, she leaves revived and refreshed with an upbeat attitude to face her day. I pray that she be encouraged knowing that You see her, You know her, You care about her, and You LOVE her. Father, we thank You for being Gracious, Loving, and Patient with us as we seek to know and love You more. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

  14. Lisa August 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I am stuck in every sense of the word. I have been married for almost 10 years and we have never lived together. It has been very challenging. I feel like we have been stuck for 10 years. I think that God is calling me to another opportunity for employment but I am currently employed and don’t know how to leave feeling stuck. I am trying to spend more time in prayer everyday with God but sometimes it doesn’t always work out the way that it should. Then a day will pass with no time or no increased time, then another, and then another. Needing God to help my whole life get unstuck.

    • Elle August 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Heavenly Father,

      I pray for Ms. Lisa. Lord, you know her every need, her every cry and her every desire.
      Right now she is feeling stuck oh God, touch her heart oh God and remind her of your promises.
      I pray Lord that you would give Ms. Lisa wisdom and understanding concerning her employment as well as the other opportunities that out there for her. Lead her where you desire to place her God and prepare her in advance. Lord, you know the difficulties that Lisa is facing right know in her marriage, Lord let there be a breakthrough. Also, Lord, gently lead her into your presence each day. Let every thing that seeks to keep her from you be put aside and fade away so she can be with you. Let your heavenly rain fall fresh and soak every dry place. In Jesus name.

  15. Elle August 23, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Father God,

    Thank you for blessings us to see this day today. Thank you that your mercies truly are new EVERY morning and that we can come into your presence and find renewal for our souls. Lead us into this day. Not in our own strength which is so limited, but with your strength which is limitless. Help us dear Lord to seek you, for we know that when we seek you, you have promised that we will find you when we do so with our whole hearts(Jeremiah 29:13).
    Again, I thank you Lord that you have given us this a new day and a new start. The old has gone away and the new has come. Lord, please help us to use this day to glorify you and to use the time that you have given us wisely. In Jesus name. Amen.

  16. Becca August 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Abba, fill the empty spaces of these broken hearts with the wholeness of your love.

    Honestly: exhausted and overwhelmed from the persistence of my stuck-ness in the areas over which I have no control. Defeated by non-answers with health, embarrassed of my neediness, weary in every sense of the word. But simultaneously oh so blessed and grateful and also overwhelmed with love. Truly. Don’t want to whine. Yet the accuracy of the “stuck”, well it stuck. It’s reality right now.

  17. Katheryne August 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My prayer request is for the best approach at decision making in the next few months. Thank you in advance.

  18. Katheryne August 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Abba, You are wonderful. You are so good to us. Your goodness is grand. We are, I am in awe of You at times because of how good You are to me. Thank You for this awesome privilege to come before You with my sisters. We are in need of You and You alone. Thank You for my sister Becca. Thank You for her need for You and her dependence on You. She is stuck and wants to find her freedom from this in You. Please tend to her heart in a special way so that she can feel more at ease with not being in control. For when we trust in You with all of our hearts and lean not on what we understand, in our acknowledging You in all of our ways, You direct our paths. She is in need of direction out of being exhausted and overwhelmed by the things that she cannot control. Father, I pray You would give her a vision of what You have in store for her through Your Word, through Jesus. Thank You for Jesus, Your Son. He gives life and life in abundance. Give her the strength today to turn her gaze or fix it squarely on Him. He is our Savior and friend. Lord Jesus, be the ruler of Becca’s heart today. By Your Holy Spirit Father, give her the strength what is before her. Thank You for Your goodness. It is because of Your kindness that we are here today. We love You. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen.

  19. La Wanda August 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Lord, in the name if Jesus, I’m coming to you on behalf of my sister Katheryn. Lord, she’s seeking direction from you on the best approach for decision making. God, first I want to thank you for being real in her life.. Because you are real, I have no doubt that you won’t answer Katheryn’s prayer. Lord your word tells us to acknowledge you and promise to direct our path. So Lord, on behalf of Katheryn, I’m holding you to your word. Lord, give Katheryn the discernment to recognize you when you’re leading her. Lord, I ask that you would make things clear and precise so that she’ll have no questions about the direction in which you are leading her. In the mighty name of Jesus….The only name that guarantees an answer. Amen!!

  20. Sharee August 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Chrystal,
    I truly Bless GOD for you and for this forum because so many women are hurting and it helps to see that others share the issues that we have and it matters that we pray for one another it takes some of our pain away yet makes us feel for the next person!! Thank GOD for you and for your vision!! GOD Bless!!

  21. Jessica August 24, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    ‘Stuck’. Wow, does this word ever resonate with me. That is exactly how I have felt lately. Stuck and weary.
    I’m in a job that I’m very thankful to have, that I feel I was placed in for ‘such a time as this’ – however, it is not a job that suits me or fulfills me. Which leaves me watching a clock, biding my time every Mon-Friday, 8:30 – 5:30. And that’s not how I want to live. I want to live with a purpose. I want to help others. But, I have no idea how that looks for my life. While being practical enough to still be able to be my bills.
    I am also very ‘stuck’ relationship-wise and not sure how to move on in that.
    Turning 40 didn’t bother me this year, in and of itself; however, as I am still ‘stuck’ being single, when the one desire I know I have is to be someone’s help-mate and seeing my parents age – who’ve always been there and been my go-to… all leaves me very ‘stuck’ in a new profound loneliness and despair.
    I feel almost as if I took a wrong turn at some point in life and the road I’ve found myself on has just lead me into the middle of nowhere…. by myself… with nothing but a trunk full of some old baggage and about 50% left on my phone.
    So very stuck.
    If you could please pray for me to begin to get ‘unstuck’ and see what God has planned for my life. And fills all the empty places in the meantime. I would be so grateful.
    Thank you.

    • Chrystal August 25, 2014 at 6:43 am

      Lord Jesus, Thank you for blessing Jessica with provision. Thank you for giving her a desire to have purpose and help others. Would you please grant Jessica peace to embrace her current season while at the same continuing to trust you for the next. Fill her empty places with you and fill her to overflowing. We know that all things work together for those who love you but Lord will you give Jessica a sense of joy and purpose while she’s in the waiting? Thank you Lord. Amen.

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