August 31, 2014
I am a 17 yr old girl and I have struggled with overeating my entire life. I have always been heavy, and though I never let it show, it has always bothered me. When I was 13 I was a t summer camp and we were doing an activity that required running, I could hardly breathe. The girl next to me innocently said "You don't run much do you?" I was so offended and ashamed. I was 180lbs and 5'8" at the time. I then made the decision to lose weight. I began very healthily, watching portions and walking the dog 30mins a day, and was able to lose 10lbs(my goal was 20lbs). Then when I turned 15 my family found out my dad, who just had turned 50, had stage 2 pancreatic cancer. I remember feeling nothing. I have always loved my dad, he was great, but he struggled with his faith his whole life, and I never had a very close relationship with him. The next 6 months I started walking the dog more often in order to get away from the house, there was a lot of tension in the house. My mom is a nurse and disagreed with some of the treatments that were happening and my dad was in denial. He was also doing at home hospice and I didn't like being there. Anyway, I started to refocus on losing weight, mainly as a distraction, but also to be as healthy as possible with cancer now in my medical history. My dad was diagnosed in March 2013 and died on Oct. 21, 2013. It hurt, but I wasn't immobilized like in the movies, life went on and I felt so bad about that. I had lost another 10 lbs over the summer/fall and continued to try to lose weight, even though I had reached my goal. I felt better then ever physically, but I didn't look the way I wanted yet. In December(156lbs 5'9") I was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus. It's a chronic illness that has to do with the way your body holds onto fluid. Then I graduated high school a year early in late-March and we moved in mid-April. Stress started piling up and I started controlling the one thing I could, my weight. I lost a total of 58lbs and was down to 122lbs 5'9 3/4" at my lowest in June 2014, when my mom caught wind of what was happening. I saw a counselor for a while and started healthily gaining a little weight back, but then unhealthily. I started binge eating basically everyday in July and continue even now. I have gained a lot of weight back now, though I haven't been allowed to weight myself so I don't know how much. I feel so lost and hopeless, this entire thing has made me feel alone and numb to God's voice. I know all the answers and everything that you learn in church, and I know what I'm supposed to say, but I can't feel God anymore. I don't know how to reconnect and I don't know how to stop binge eating. I just don't even know if I care anymore. Please pray for my health, head, and heart. And most importantly that I could surrender myself fully back to God and regain the purpose and fulfillment in my life. Thank You.
August 28, 2014
We would very much appreciate prayer for our Ethiopian adoption journey to welcome two children into our family. Please pray specifically for the health of the children and those who are caring daily for them in the orphanage. Also, please pray for the financial struggle that comes with international adoption that must be overcome to bring our children home and that we would continue to trust God for his faithful provision. THANK YOU!!
August 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your prayers and notes and kind words. Lord thank you for bringing this amazing group of strangers into my life with thier prayers and well wishes and inspring notes and the scriptures that I read over and over. Lord thank you for the triumphs big and small that you brought forth in my life. Thank you that I was able to pay my rent, that my daughters needs for school have been met. I have more financial burdens than I can stand, but I know that you will provide for me and my family. You will bless our finances, You will provide clients and/or gainful employment. Lord thank you for your continued work in my marriage, please continue to work in our marriage and on us, heal what has been damaged between us. Make ways for us that are permanent. Lord, please keep the mistress at bay, make a way Lord give a permanent out and lock the door for good, allow us to move forward without her interference or existence in our union. Speak to her as well as my husband, convict them both of tthe sin that they have commited against you, thankfully Lord he is on that path but she has routinely stated how she does not care. Lord, move the mountains, place a hedge of protection around my husband, our child, my womb, our finances and our home. Continue to walk with me Lord, guide my thoughts and my mind. Heal my frustration and doubts. Continue to be by my side Lord. Amen and Amen
August 24, 2014
I need confidence, encouragement and strength to get thru these next 2 weeks. I was given a prayer from my friends to be full of grace and quietly get my work done and leave for the next two week visits. I just need covering of strength and calmness along with His mercy to get through this time. I have been ignored for 6 months in my efforts and recommendations. The way the administration is handling my strengths, help and support is by terminating my contract. I just the encouragement on how my being covered with the blood of Jesus is all I need to get through this time. Please pray for my strength to continue and I can get rest through this stressful time. Also please pray I will get unemployment help until I find the next employment. I need your encouragement. Thank you for this.
August 21, 2014
After a year of treatment for chronic Lyme disease I experienced a few months of good health (thank you Lord!) but am now having a relapse of symptoms and have to continue treatment. I ask for prayers for support and prayers for my in-laws as they are acting very negative and hateful towards my husband and I. I ask for prayers in the hope that they find peace with God. Thank you!