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I have been trying to take my pain and use it for something good. I have been praying that God will help me to use this time to grow from/in HIs grace, and feel the spirit of joy through it. Well, sometimes it was extremely hard to do, and yet other times so effortless.

I thank and praise God for helping me. It is only the result of HIm and time spent growing I have been able to live this out in such a manner. However, really I give 100% of the credit to God, all GOD! This past Saturday I was in a lot of pain. It basically feels like someone is punching my arm all day and all night- I mean the pain never stops, and like I said it feels like someone just keeps punching my arm. I have been doing the same things I always do each day. I refuse to allow my pain from keeping me from exercising (some things I can't do though, like weifhts with that arm as well as use my upper body cycle- I can only do that for 15 minutes now. Doctor's orders), cleaning my house, although I can no longer vacuum because my back & neck is messed up too from falling down 14 stairs in my house. But I am still enjoying life the best that I can. Well, we had made plans to get together with a couple we are friends with about three weeks ago to play cards and chat. About 30 minutes before we were about to leave I told my husband John that we might only be able to stay for an hour and a half because I was in so much pain & I started to cry for a couple of minutes. This pain is just exhuausting sometimes. It make me weary, and at times irritable too. John said lets pray, and he said a prayer for me. In about 15 -20 minutes I began to feel better. Being in the car causes me a lot of pain, and I guess it is because of the vibration causes me pain. However, on our way to our friend's house I told John that I wasn't in that much pain and thanked God! During the evening as more time passed on the pain completely went away! I had not taken any pain medicine becuase I am runing out of pain killers. My appointment to see my doctor was (at the time) 5 days away, and I only had 6 pills left.

We ended up staying at their house for a long time that evening,in fact we all were amazed how late it was when John and I got up to leave, time just got away from us all! While John was driving back home I told John God completely took the pain away. My mom has a lot of people praying for me, my friends and this team are praying too. God has heard all of those prayers and I believe that is why I began to feel so good so fast after he said that prayer for me. My husband and I ended up staying up late watching a movie when we got home. Around 3:30 am the pain came back. My arm was causing me so much pain I could not fall asleep. I got out of bed and took 2 pain pills. I am so grateful to God for helping me grow within His grace and making this a special time through my pain.

I have reduced the amount of percet I have been taking. Some days I have only taken one or two pain killers (percet). Yesterday I only took tylenol. God's grace has filled me as I pray expectantly for HIs power and strength to magnify within me.

His Spirit of joy has been holding me through my pain. I have been laughing and enjoying my days through unbearable pain, and it is all due to talking to God, seeking God, and making God bigger than anything else. I have been spending more time with a woman I am friends with from my church and we have grown closer these past few weeks. Last Friday I began helping her with our church library. I was helping her put envelopes in some new books that we have received that needs to be put on the shelves. I had a wonderful time helping her. It has been just a blessing from God that I can things although much pain is within my body.

I am no one special. What God has been doing for me He does for so many other people I believe. It is just that sometimes many people give the credit to pills, luck, or perhaps something else. As I grew up my mom always told me to thank God for every good thing that happened in my life whether I prayed for it or not. Because of her it is second nature to thank God all the time for everything. The next time you are in pain whether it is a head ache, or serious pain remember-God is bigger than your pain. As you talk to God, as you read the bible, when you meditate on verses you are feeding yourself with goodness which heals your soul, and enriches your spirit. Doing such things which fill you up can be thought of as spiritual medicine, which is just as important, if not more important, than anything you can find in a pill bottle- I am living proof of it!

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GG,

It's great to see everyone praying and especially the results on how God helps us deal with the pain and how he answers our prayers.

You are a strong woman and we will continue to pray for you dear sister. You have a blessed and pain free day today.

God Bless,

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I am praying for you to have a good week free of pain and worry. Know that I am always praying for each of you to be given strength and endurance for each day. I am reminded that Christ himself was aided by those who loved him...and that he was comforted by an angel whilst praying in Gethsemane, which exists even to this day.
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Praise to the Lord!!! I am so grateful for your witnessing Peace & Joy in these difficult circumstances!!!! Praise to the Lord for all the gits He's giving us!!!!!!


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emoticon DAISY emoticon Thank you sooo much for your prayers and your suggestion! I will look into to that. I have never heard of such a program. Technology can do so many different things these days, it is amazing, huh! I have been typing a bit today on this team and so far my pain I had in my hand (when I typed yesterday) I am not feeling now. Praise God! Oh, my just started to feel that sae pain- just now!!! Well, prise God anyway. emoticon a I just thank you for helping me bare wth this pain Lord, I just thank you!

emoticon Sherry, just loved talking to you yesterday. I believe that God helped you to understand more what we were talking about on the phone. I was reading in the bible last week on 2 Cornithians12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..."

This is the verse the Holy spirit brought to my mind the first day back on January 16th when all this pain began. I decided to study it out through the days of my pain. Below is a portion of what I found on this link. The words below are NOT my WORDS. But it is easier since my hand is still hurting to just copy/paste them here instead of putting it in my own words now. When you see [ ] this will indicate MY WORDS & THOUGHTS.

below is from a web site the link is: bible.cc/2_corinthians/12-9.Him

" My grace is sufficient for thee "- [ Most people, myself included pray afflictions, circumstances, suffering, & all kinds of other things that burden us to just go away. We want God to fix it, and that usually means, God just make it get better, disappear/go away- or it means, God give me something to make this circumstance become better. Give me a better job, a promotion, fix my kids, my home, just make my life better God. Come on isn't that how most of us feel a lot of the time? God's grace is great, but do we really even truly understand what His grace REALLY is let alone know what it feels like if/when He does give it to us? So when we pray most people just want our prayers answered. But, don't get me wrong, I know and believe we are to ask and pray for healing, and other prayers as weli. But I am trying to explain something here. When this pain attacked my body last month my first prayer while I grasped for breath under my pain was very DIRECT," God take this pain away, just take it away." I was pleading with God. Man I tell you the pain was so intense it scared me, and that was why I started calling a friend and my family for prayer! It wasn't until I remembered what y friend Griff told me about praising God while in pain that I opened my mouth and praised him after pleading for God to stop the pain. It was after I praised God the Holy Spirit came to me and whispered to m heart, "My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in your weakness." It was then I asked God, either take the pain away or give me the grace to endure this pain. Fifteen minures or so the pain was gone, and I thank God for that!!! (It was a few days later the rest of the pain started) But when Paul needed God help he accepted God's answer when he wanted God to remove a circumstance from his life, as the author continues below:]

"... that seems to have been entirely satisfactory to Paul. The meaning of the Saviour is that he would support him; that he would not suffer... The infliction was not indeed removed; but there was a promise that the favor of Christ would be shown to him constantly, and that he would find his support to be ample... My strength is made perfect in weakness - That is, the strength which I impart to my people is more commonly and more completely manifested when my people feel that they are weak."

[This verse has been on my heart for many years as I struggled with my limitations of my vision, and through trying to lose weight, create a healthy lifestyle, and maintain it. It has become my life verse and I have lived through it to understand it well. But now through this pain and studying it out through God's help I understand it even better. Although at the time I prayed these two circumstances away-when I was physiologically raped, and also a time when my Dad was mistreating me through verbal abuse- I experienced a true sense of God's grace. I thought I had an understanding of what it was, thought i knew what it would feel like if God ever gave me it. What I experienced was moments, and period of time of peace and utter joy through my nightmare. It is the best way I know how to describe it or explain it. All I wanted was to have this pain and suffering to just go away, to have never occurred at all! But oooh, what a feeling when His grace was upon me! A feeling of nothing of this earth!!! I look back and welcome the pain which was unbearable because I very humbly say, God gave me His grace through His approval of my thoughts, and actions. And because of his grace, although I did feel pain and there were moments I suffered- it was by and by His grace I felt spiritual peace and joy!!!]

"...That a Christian never loses anything by suffering and affliction. If he may obtain the favor of Christ by his trials he is a gainer... On all the glory shall be a defense. God gives the glory, and God gives the defense of that glory... all human beings, [are] weak, and therefore needed the power of God to defend such glory. Grace alone can preserve grace. When we get a particular blessing we need another to preserve it; and without this we shall soon be shorn of our strength, and become as other men. Hence the necessity of continual watchfulness and prayer, and depending on the all-sufficient grace of Christ."

[ I just want to add here that all the things this author wrote I had the Holy 'spirit magnified within me. I knew God was talking to me as I read these words. I know the blessing which is coming my way, and it is a blessing which will change my and my husband's life in every way. So, I have shared this with you Sherry, and the rest of the team so that you will see my heart through this. I have begun to be blessed through my pain, may you too be blessed in such ways. That is my prayer for all of you!!!

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This evening many Scriptures were opening my eyes. I better understand our talk, 2Cor. 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. I still pray for miraculous healing for you and my sister but will not question "why". He is working something far more than we can see at this moment.
Also spent the rest of the afternoon at Quarter Store and had peace. Hugs, Sherry

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I cannot say if such a program exists....but perhaps there is a voice-based typing program that could ease your burden? "Dragon" is used to create text documents with the use of a headset or other microphone system. Perhaps such a software is available and might provide you with another means to communicate without taxing your body so much. Every little bit helps, I know, when it comes to relief from pain and exhaustion. Praying for your healing and peace each day.
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Well when the doctor gave me a steroid shot I was told that within 3 days the swelling would be gone. No such thing has occurred. I want to thank those of you who had called me and have prayed for me while we were on the phone together. Bobbie your words have given me strength and I am now telling my friends and relatives that God has healed me through your prayer. Kathleen, although you don't come to our team page too often due to injuring your hand, your prayers have helped me as well.

I wrote a post for this team January 12, 2012 and I also posted it as a blog. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Six days after I wrote this (which can be found in the link above) I began falling apart, having pain of all kinds. Interesting the timing of my pain, and writing about growing within my spirit. Is God giving me another test? I just read this blog and thought about all the things which have happened to me in such a short period of time. You know things happen and it matters less if we understand the reason and the cause. What matters more is that we keep praising God through our trails, and tribulations. Our pain, and our suffering, through our good days and our bad days. Through our celebrations and our time of mourning, we are not to shut down when the going gets rough. You see, I am sitting here typing these words and in each key I type reflects each pain I feel. I am not here to break my arm trying to pat myself on the back, NO not at all, I am just trying to illustrate a point. I am serving God through my pain. No matter how many people join this team, no matter how any people leave this team, when people post, when people don't post, when members reply to my posts, when people don't reply to another member's posts- I will be here typing away. I will be here posting Sparkpeople's articles to keep our team page fresh. I will serve God in all ways through my smile, in my pain, through my boredom, and within my excitement, I will be here for you and I will be here for God.

Well, those are my thoughts for the day. Hope you guys have a good week end. All of my pain has remained the same, although my spirit and mind is getting strong through God's strength!

Dear God thank you for giving me such a kind and loving team. Your mercy proceeds through my pain. Through it you guide me molding me into your image day by day. Lord, I do not understand why or where this pain is coming from. However my questions do not need to be answered now or ever. God you have healed me and I just want to shine through you to every person I touch in this world. I want to proclaim your goodness, your faithfulness, grace, and kindness through your words, thought and healing. Make me, teach me, complete me! I love you God. Thank you. Help me to continue to be your servant in the ways you want me to serve. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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Well, here is a complete update. I have so many things going on with my health I can hardy believe it. I know I am sharing a lot with you guys. I am here to be myself, and I believe most people appreciate how real I am with all of you. I keep it real here with my thoughts, my life, and my spirituality.

Ok, so here is the low down on what is going on with me, just in case you want to know more:

I just looked at my calendar and it is hard to believe that this all started on the 12th of January. On that day I had electric shocking pain in my shin area of my left leg. The pain was so incredibly sharp that I called my husband at work and also my friend Griff, and my mom, and asked them to pray for me. I prayed to God and pleaded with HIm asking for the pain to stop. I was brought a verse from the holy Spirit and said this verse out loud: My grace is suffient it is all that you need. My strength becomes one in your weakness. I asked God to give me the grace to bear the pain, or get rid of it completely. In endured the pain for about 15 minutes or so (which felt like eternity!) When the pain left my body I praised God and thanked Him repeatedly. That week end the pain returned in the same location of my body, and I had to take Peretcet (a strong pain killer). The following week my pinky finger became completely numb and my ring finger was partly numb as well. Along with my fingers being numb a portion of my hand and my pinky was very swollen. My back was in pain during the same time. Then as the weeks passed additional pain increased. I began to have pain in my elbow. If I put my left elbow on the table electrical shocks would run though my arm. If I touched my elbow or moved it the same painful sensation would occur. All the things I mentioned above I am still dealing with except the pain in my shin. I have not had pain in that area in a few weeks now.

I have seen our family doctor three times since Jan.. 17th. I have a nerve condition called neuropathy. I am aware that some of my health issues are related and have caused some of this pain. I received a steroid shot on January 27th. I have begun to take some new medication for my neuropathy a few days ago since my neuropathy is becoming worse. I have an appointment to see my neurologist this coming Monday. I will be seeing an radiologist in near future.

There is so much going on with me I just can not believe it! About a week ago I fell down a flight of stairs. I believe I went down about 10 or 15 steps. I am grateful that I glided down flat on my back. I remember thinking as my head hit each step, man this is going to hurt, lol! However, I got up I felt no pain at all!!! I had a brush mark on one of my feet, and my left arm there was like a rug burn, sort of, hard to describe actually. Now I have a bruise the size of a half dollar on the back of my upper arm, and my neck and left shoulder have a great deal of pain. I guess the pain was temporally delayed. However, I concider myself so lucky and forturnat. I really feel blessed by God thorugh this whole ordeal of pain, amd misfortune. You see i have ceramic tile in my foyet which is tight at the bottom of my stairs. I could have cracked my head open if I had fallen forward insstead of flat on my back. I could have twisted my anckle and done some damage to my anckle as well as my leg/s. Although I have that bruise the size of a half quater I could have done much worse to my arm and really injured it. And even though if i shake my head, or laugh I have much pain in my back and my shoulder I could have broken my neck or done major damage to my neck instead. i will be seeing a chprpractor in the near future and I am grteful to god pur insurance will cover it 100%.

During the worst of my pain these lasr few weks I reminded myself that God is within me. And He is taking care of me no matter how intense the afflictions have been- God will see me through this, and it will eventually come to an end. The Lord is by my side. He brings me comfort through my pain and takes care of me even when I am unaware of it. He has brought me love through my dear husband who has been taking care of me. He took a vacation day beaucse a few days ago I just needed him to be with me throughout the day. I was emotionally in need of some pamering and some tender loving care. That day was full of additional hugs and kisses from my love, and we went out to dinner, and watched a movie, and just relaxed after we went to my doctor appointment. My family is praying for me, and even though they all live far away from me I feel their love and prayers. A few people from this team have called me to see how I am doing and told me they love and care for me. They too are praying for me. Last week I was talking my friend, and startted crying on the phone while I told her about the pain I was in. I explained that I could not wash my hair, and that John was going to wash it when he got home from work. She came over to my house a few hours later and offered to vacume my kitchen, family toom, living room, and dining room! God has given me all that I have needed during a time of suffering. He supplied me with a campassion, caring as well as an intelligent doctor. A few days ago I called to share some things with her regarding my health and she talked to me for about ten minutes. Before saying good bye to me she told me that she was sorry she was unable to help me more than she had thus far. (this was after the first of my three appointments). She since has given me a shot to reduce the swelling in my hand and fingers, which was just Monday. When I saw her a few days ago on my last appointment (Monday) with her as she was walking out the door of the examination room she told me she was sorry I was in so much pain.

During the darkest of my darkest days God has given me sun shine. During the worst of the worst of my pain God was holding my hand. Now, I will say this, becuase I am always honest with you. There have been days when I just wanted to shout, how much longer God? What the hell is going on with me and will will this end? When I felt this way I expressed my feelings and thougts with my husband and he said to me, let's pray. And my lovimg husband would say a prayer for me. I had fear in the begining, not knowing what was causing these allments. However, I reminded myself that although I do not know what was going on or why these things were happening God does know what is going on and why these things are happening. I sought comfort knowing I know the ONE who knows ALL things, that even though I do not know and can not understand, God has always taken care of me and this time is no different than any other time.

This is a time that I have been able to streengthen my spiritual muscles and deepen my trust in God. God always delivers, He always cares,. He is never late. He is bigger then any illness, strongger than set back, and His grace is all that I need. I refuse to allow my pain, my meuropathy, to steal my peace, and take any thing away from my life! Within this situation I have refused to allow this oain, and suffering to dictate my joy, my peace, and my world. o can feel pain and STILL decide to see the treasure within my trail. I can be comfused yet STILL realize that all I need to do is trust God, and keep trusting God no matter what. I refuse to lose my faith in God and allow fdear to over ride my thoughts!!! I am human, and yes there were 2-3 days when I was scared, and I was confused. But i centered my thoughts on God during that duration of time and by doing so I found God's peace, grace, & support. I read the bible, I quoted scripture, and I talked and prayed to God. I did all of those things more than I usually do during the week. I have a survival plan and it kicks into high gear when life comes at me full force. I put on my "boxing gloves" and go to town releasing my daith, filling myself up on God's word, God's promises, and eat up all the love which He supploes me as i abide myself in HIm. I wrap myself up with all of HIs goodness and become complete in HIM. You see, as I do this my pain, my suffering, my fear, and my confussionit all becomes lost within God. Because I have surrounded myself and completed my thoughts in and about God everything else in my life is taken care of. There is no need toworry, these is no reason to fear, and there is illusion to try to create or fillfull my mind ewth, nor thougts to try to complete. God knew when this all began in my life and He knows just the day and the minute this will all end! My God will see me theough, and God has given me HIs love, support, and grace while I walk though this with him...right by my side!

Are you in pain? Has your life become unbearable? Seek the doctors you need to treat yourself, and then wrap yourself around God, and wait for His ultamate healing. I ask you to re read what I have written here, and do the things I have been doing these last few weeks. It has worked for me and it will work for you as well. It only takes your time to read the bible, think about the verses, even perhaps write a few down and read them each day. Pills and treatments heal your body. God 's word heals your mind, and also heals your body while giving you strength, grace and peace.

Love to you my team and thank you for all of your prayers. Please keep ptaying for me. I am still in a lot of pain, and I will need your prayers today, toorrow, and always my dear friends. Keep me in your prayers, as I continue to pray for all of you.

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If the weather keeps up with sun shine and warm weather you are going to have to change your user image to a big bright sun! lol Thanks for calling me back. I will try to call you today. I volunteer today though, so if I am too busy to call you today I will call you Thursday,

I got on my stationary bike like I mentioned below. I exercised for almost an hour and when I got off my bike I had no pain in my hips for the rest of the day into the night. I am not sure why peeling the bike makes my hips feel better, but it does, and I am grateful for that.

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Sharing your stories...lends strength to those who read them. Each of us bears up under the weight of our individual challenges, hoping for some relief. Our hearts are in constant prayer for your healing and endurance in all circumstances, each day and night. I hope you find the comfort that you so truly need.
May a healing light surge throughout your body and release you from pain, head to foot. I pray that generosity and love surround you each moment, in the words and actions of family and friends.
I pray that each of you finds peace and rest within each day, mercy from our Lord.
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Praise God Shelly and Annette you are both being encouraged in the Lord. You are in many hearts, one of my dear friends asked this afternoon how you were both doing? I am so glad you got your cat back; God gives us His creatures to love and be loved by.
It is amazing you could go out and enjoy a walk today, Shelly. It is almost 60 here today.
God Bless you both and may prayers be answered soon, hugs, Sherry

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GG,

Thanks for sharing and my heart goes out to you and It's awesome to hear that God is allowing you to find a way to subside the pain you are going through and keeping yourself focused on him in the process.

Don't worry about being absent from the team you have been such an active leader/member of the team that we will be here for you and praying for your healing and pain to be minimal.

For me an update I managed to get a room with a family temporarily till I get back on my feel and into an apt. of my own. I have my cat with me and he is just giving me so much love he's such a ham.

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Annette I am so glad that you are getting stronger. I actually had been very ill these past 7 days. But, I am feeling much much better now!!!

Thank you all for prying for me. Since last Friday things went from bad t horrible. I have been to the my doctor three times Since Jan. 13th. So many things with my body and so much pain, it has truly been UNREAL!

I have been praying to God more for myself, and reading my verses from my note books, but my pain was so bad sometimes all I could do was cry out to God many times.

I am still taking pain killers and I now have server pain in my hips, making it unbeatable to walk sometimes. The pain in my hips feels like a knife is stabbing them when I walk. I went on my stationary bike to exercise because i have not been going to the gym the last week and a half. I was so grateful; to God because i was able to exercise for an hour!!!! Best of all for the rest of the day into the evening I had no pain. Thank you God!!!

I was so happy because I had unbelievable pain in my hand, back, should, elbow, and arm. I will write more later. Due to all of this pain, I have been unable to type so I have been absent from the team.

It is a beautiful day out. 52 degrees, and sunny. I was able to take a walk but then my hip started hurting so much I could barely take another step, but like yesterday. I a resting now, just got back from my walk about ten minutes ago. I am going to go on my stationary bike after i type this. I have faith that God will relieve my pain after i exercise my bike just like He did yesterday afternoon. My friend is coming over and we are going to go to a craft Store (Michael's).

I will come back and write some more later.

Thank you all for your prayers. They are working!




When I went to my doctor yesterday I received a steroid shot for my hand which is still swollen.

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Thank You all for being so sweet and concerned in praying for me and us it means the world to me and I feel I'm getting stronger everyday.

God Bless you all.

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Dear Friends, I will get you on a Prayer Chain tomorrow and call a good friend of mine for prayer agreement. Dear Jesus, be with these dear ones. Pain is pain and His word says he has bore these for us. Shelly, you are so dear and this is hard to hear you go through ; you have done so much for us all and inspire us.
I am sorry Annette, I don't get to the bottom of the team page so often to see what you have written. May God hold you both close.

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Thank you for all of the things you shared with us. I remember a few months ago that you were suffering, and spent some time in the hospital. I need to get off the computer. I just updated our team page. Check out the Northern Lights video I added to this forum.

I will come back and write some more. God blessed e today, and I know it was the results of our team praying for me.

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Pain is pain. Although on "paper" my suffering may seem less, but it is the heart that endures all pain, and I do not place my pain below or above anyone's suffering. I know what you meant though, and I understand. I wrap my arms around you to comfort you as many prayers have been sent for you.

I don't mind at all that you brought up your situation. I am happy to know what is doing on in your life so that I can pray directly about what is happening to you.

I am sorry that this happened to you. You have my deepest sympathy.

Dear God I know you are helping Annette. Please continue to give her your strength, love, and righteousness. Help her to find a home and pay off some bills. Guide her steps, and decisions. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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Prayers for both you, Shelly, and Annette, knowing that God has the two of you in His hands.

In His Awesome Healing Power & Love-
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Thanks Erin,

for posting that it really helps and gives me some strength that this is temporary and I know it is I've been through this before with the same man.

At time it seems like you can't handle it and at times you feel at rest and that is just the Lord seeing you through this.

Thank You for your prayers and words of Wisdom.

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I received this, this morning and thought it was sent in perfect timing and wanted to share it here.

Walk Through



TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me...”
(Psalm 23:4, NKJV)



TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Have you ever gone through something and felt like it was the valley of the shadow of death? During the tough times, it’s easy to get discouraged. But I love what it says in today’s verse, “though I walk through...”

No matter what you are facing today, know this: you are not alone, and you are just walking through. You don’t have to stop and live in the tough times! They are only temporary. I encourage you today; don’t allow fear to paralyze you in the middle of “the valley of the shadow of death.” Remember, God is with you. He is walking beside you. He is strengthening you. He is making a way of escape for you. He is lining up people and situations to bring you out of that tough place into a place of strength and victory.

Today, don’t give up! Press on and walk through! Start to get a vision of your life on the other side. See yourself more loving, more faithful, stronger and more blessed than ever before. As you keep moving forward and walking through, you will get to the other side and walk in the victory God has prepared for you!



A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Thank You for walking with me even in the hard times. I trust that You are taking me through my circumstances to a place of victory and strength in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen


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I have not read what was posted. My hand gets pretty bad at night. It hurts to type. I think it gets aggravated. So tomorrow I will read them and reply. Thank you Erin for your sweet words and prayer. I did read a few sentences in your first post. love you

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...oh yes we have such a challenge us sinners and we are always learning in our slow way, but there is always hope for each of us. Yes judgement day He for sure will have His hands full with so many of us. But He is use to His hands being filled with us...He loves us so.
Hang on sweetie and know He will never let us go. Sometimes I get tired of hanging on so tight. You would think I would allow Him to do the work He alone is capable of...literally let go and let God! There are smiles coming your way again real soon.
For both you two!

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Erin,

It gives me great joy to see that you came out of what we've been going through what a blessing and it put peace in my soul (hope) to know that I will get through this and will be stronger I'm amazed already how God has molded me from the last time my husband and I were together to now - 8 Years later.

Although God will continue to mold me and I certainly know he is not done with me My faults and convictions tell me I will always need more because I'm a sinner. I certainly can't wait to see me on judgment day and of course 8-10 years from now.

Thank Erin for the love and support I feel so close to you all - closer then my small family. I cannot thank you enough for the prayers and the love that flows through this team.

Love you,

Annette

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My dear friends and sisters I will pray for you both.
I know I seldom come to share here much any more, but I am an onlooker. I do follow a different health path here on SP, but never a spiritual difference. I love you both and I will pray for God to heal both of your pains. Different as they are, they are still pain and in need of healing. I am so glad that I saw the call out from Shelly and then to find you Annette in need of prayer as well.
I love you both and my heart goes out to you both. Keep God close and listen carefully to His voice of guidance. Go to your prayer closet and He will answer your cry. He has never and will never leave you or forsake you. He brings us to places we may not understand, but He does all for bigger things than we can understand. Trust and have faith He hears you and He loves you. He will bring you through all of this and heal you from your pain.
I love you both!
I recently had health issues and He brought me through them, with such a message of healing. It was a very difficult time and I have much work ahead of me, but He will help me along my way. I can celebrate that He taught me what I needed to learn. Through my prayer I sought Him, through my prayer He answered me. But I had to stop and hear Him. My journey was different and it has changed so much, but only when I was willing to get silent and allow His voice to be heard and not my own. I sing His praise as He has allows me my healing. He too will give you what He wants for you and His promises He will never forsake.
I bring you both in my prayers to Our Father through His Son Jesus and in His name I pray.

If you need to talk I am available, I have been in both of your places before and have gotten through to come out even better and stronger.
Annette I took and remarried my ex husband as well, and had much of the same as you. I left with nothing except my two little boys.
Shelly, I had liver failure and recently have found out that the disease has been stopped completely from progressing. I sing praise to our Father. My two little boys have grown to be wonderful husbands and fathers. I sing praise to our Father.
I know He does for us what we can not see at the time of our pain. All of this is for something beyond just us. The work we do to hold our faith in trust in Him, He sees and He will see you through all of this.
Love and Prayers,
Erin

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Thank you so very much! emoticon

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I will read both of your posts below. It has taken me a while to correct my errors. My M key is not working correctly. Although sometimes it does. But even if my M key was working I do make a lot of mistakes when I type. I still need to get back to God. When I am through I will read both posts completely. emoticon

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Your welcome I will share a bit here so you can get an idea.

In February 2011 I got back with my ex-husband and in July we were remarried - to find out that he was stringing a long his ex and speaking to another woman from his HS days while with her. I saw one email when we were just dating that said he was single.

When we got married he had no contact with either of them form what he said yet I blocked them from his Facebook and deleted there numbers from his phone.

I had a hard time dealing with the content of the email and him saying he was single yet I still married him once I moved in with him "the being on top of the world" and excitement seemed to be shadowed by his not so changed crudeness and disrespect over some time that my trust and insecurities seemed to surface because of the name calling and what not.

He would sometimes start the argument by saying things via text as he left the apt. do just criticize me for the mistrust but never got an apology this happened for weeks starting last Oct. We had good times but a simple question if he was done with the coffee so I can wash the cup I would get a sarcastic remark for simple things or how things bothered him.

This was so hard for me to deal with that my trust in him started to disappear and I didn't feel secure in my relationship eventually he was tired of the arguing that during the holidays it seemed that he deliberately tried to argue so he can get me out of the house he threatened me by saying he was going to lie to the cops so I just got out grabbed about 2 changes of clothes and left all my things behind.

I've been to 2 friends homes and currently looking for a place to stay. I still don't have my belongings and my cat that I love. I've ran up my charge cards to decorate the place so I can't even live along I need a roomate unless the loans from my 401K come through then I can pay off some of them and get back on my feet.

It's been really hard emotionally but I've been down this road before that I'm saying God has molded me to a strong person that I'm proud of myself on how I'm handling this. I'm stuck with the wedding ring bill and the bills accrued for the decorating.

In the process during Christmas I found out that he called his ex to get back with her because it was easy to not live with someone and do as he pleases. He expects me to have contact with him and send him texts pics of myself for his pleasure. He says he wants contact but we will never live together as he can't live with anyone.

Having patience for him is very difficult at home outside of the home with friends he is the best guy he can be.

So I ask for prayer for us as a Christian married couple and both individually his name is Alex and my name is Annette.


Sorry to hijack this thread figure since we are praying for each other I thought it would be ok so we can come back and share our prayers being answered.

Thank You so much and you guys are the best love you all. emoticon

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Hugs and prayers for healing for both of you, Glittergirl and Defiant Vegsn. I have put you both on my prayer list and trust you will find peace soon!

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Thank you so much my friend. I will pray for you also. You replied to this post within minutes after I posted this below. I am about to proof read what I wrote, and then return to God with spending time meditating on His words. I will come back and write out a prayer for you. I need to read your entire post. I need to get back to God. I took a break to paste my prayer request from the, I need prayer thread, to post y prayer request as a different post. I love you and thank you for your care, love, and prayers. I will say a silent prayer now for you my friend. emoticon

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GG,

You are a very special person to all of us and you do so much for the Lord and for this team. My heart aches to see you go through this. I am also going through a really difficult time and a very challenging one.

I sometimes feel like giving up because I can't get a grip I feel overwhelmed. At the same time I see how strong I am and I'm handling it quite well and better then before when I was in this predicament.

The uncertainty and the sorrow that I'm going through does not measure the pain you are going through so my trial is so minute that I am humble and honored to pray for someone else.

Father Almighty God,

You are worthy of all praise and love that you are given, there is no other God that is so righteous. I come to you for our dear sister GG she's in so much pain I pray that you will give her strength and comfort during these episodes that you would lessen her pain as much as possible.

She is a soldier for Christ she is our sister whom we cherish and is good we lift her up to you father give the strength to deal with the pain, give her the power to have control and remove the enemy who desires to break the bond we have with you with such distractions in life, we honor and praise you in Jesus name. Amen.

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I wrote a request for prayer in the prayer chain yesterday evening around 5:00 pm. After I wrote my prayer request I read some bible verses from one of my note books. These are the verse I read:

Psalm 18:30

As for god HIs way is perfect. He is proved. He is a shield for those who trust in HIm. Show me your ways o Lord, teach me your paths, guide me to your savior & my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 5:4-5

The Lord is my Rock, my fortress my deliver.

Be still before the Lord & wait patiently for Him, do not fret, when en succeed in their wicked schemes.

Mark 11:24

... Whatever you ask in prayer believe that it is granted to you & you will [get it].

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved do not be amazed & bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange were befalling you. But insofar as you are sharing Christ's scuffing, rejoice, so that when His glory is revealed you may also rejoice. ( I also read a few other verses)

I also took some pain medication, the level of my pain was more than I could bare. The most remarkable thing happened, although as I type those words I am aware that through prayer and the power of God nothing is remarkable about it at all! Within minutes of writing out my prayer request, and upon reading those verses a sense of peace enveloped me. Some point later, within a short period of time my pain greatly decreased! Now I had been taken pain medication for the past three days. During that duration of time my pain did NOT decreased in such a manner. iT TOOK A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME TO GO AWAY COMPARED TO THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TOOK WITH PRAYER AND READING THOSE VERSES ABOVE. Thank you very much all who had prayed for me last night. I experienced less pain last night then I had during the previous nights, AND HAD TAKEN less medicine!

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I am requesting prayer for myself.

First I just want to say that I have given this totally to Jesus. I have asked Him to heal me and I have faith that He will. (heal the current afflictions I am suffering from)

I have a nerve condition called Neuropathy. I have had this for 12 years now. Within the last 9 days it has gotten serverly worse. During those 12 years I have experienced the sensation of my feet burning, like they feel like they are burning off, and or intense pain as though I was standing of 1.00 needles. During the past 12 years many times, like between 2-4 months I don't need to take pain medication to relieve y pain. So at tries the level of my pain, which flexuates, is tolerable. I use ice packs to comfort and relieve the pain. I am in unbearable pain. I will compare this pain to when I used to have shots in my eye balls when I had something called Uvietis. I have seen my doctor a few days ago. She has increased the medicine I am taking which is called Amtriptyline. I take a pain killer called Percacet, but the generic form is called oxycog/apap 5/325 MG. When I just take one of these narcotics is is as though I am taking a sugar pill. I need to take 3-4 of these pills to feel any relief. Taking one or two pills at one time is something I never did or had to do in the past 12 years to remove my pain. I have never had to do this to cover my pain ever. This new pain is more intense than anything I have ever had to experience with Neuropathy.

My small fiber Neuropathy has moved into my hands and fingers in both hands in the last 9 days. For the past 12 years it has remained in my feet. This fast course of change and intense pain scares me, yet I know God is in control and will take care of me.

It is the worst at night. I am in so much pain at times it is debilitating. These last three days I have been crying until the pain killers start to kick in.

Last week I had yet a new area where my Neuropathy struck. Right next to my ankle. The pain brought me to tears, and I called a few people and asked them to pray for me. I called out to God in prayer. The pain was the worse pain I have ever felt in my life! I could barely endure the pain. I praised God out loud and thanked Him with heart felt rejoicing. The Holy Spirit brought to me a few verses from the bible, one being "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I prayed that God would take away this pain, or give me the grace to deal with it. I praised God, I spoke verses out loud, and I asked God to help me. Within 15 minutes the pain went away. The intensity of pain in that area has left, and has not come back. But I have had pain in that area since that day, which is new as well. That was the beginning of it all. As days passed the new pain in my hands and fingers followed. Two of my fingers just feel like rope. My fingers do not even feel as though they are part of my body. The sensation of touch is painful (if I use those fingers) It just feels like I am touching nothing at all, yet sharp electric shocks are released through my fingers if I use any motion to press against any object.

My friends, I will live through this pain praising God. I will not waste this pain. I have been seeking God and asking HIm to show me how to grow through this pain. I have asked him to help me grow closer to HIm through this pain. But I am asking God and believing God, that He will take this away. If you are experiencing pain I encourage you to do the same.

I will continue updating this team page. Although I am in pain, I will do all that I can with Jesus by my side helping me.

Dear God these last 9 days have been filled with so much pain. You have been there right by y side. God I praise you for my dear husband, and my loving parents, and sisters and brothers. God I thank you for spearing e this pain for so any years. Although I have had burning feet, & filled with pain all the things I have felt the past nine days I could have been experiencing it many years ago. I praise you for our relationship. It is you God who keeps me strong! God I praise you for our finances. God you give so much to us in so any ways. God your grace is enough, it is all that I need.2 Peter 1:17 ,,Being one of grace, the Lord will hear us when we ask His presence in it. Now the Spirit is not a Spirit of fear. It is the Spirit of love, of power, and of a sound mind." God I ask you to replace my pain with you complete Spirit. I ask you to grown me with your power, love, and sound mind. Give me your strength dear Loud. And as I wait for you I fill you with y love for you. Please take my hand. It is reaching for you my friend. Show me the way.

I just want to request to be put on any prayer chains you are part of or know about thank you! emoticon

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