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In a world of trouble
« on: September 22, 2009, 06:05:38 PM »
I'm in the midst of a crisis, spiritually, mentally, physically, financially.  It's really beginning to get really desparate and I'm not sure how I'm going to resolve all of this.  Hope is slipping away from me and I'm plagued by uncertainty.  Prayers please because I cannot even pray for myself.  Many thanks.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 06:08:06 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 06:09:41 PM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 06:25:39 PM »
Lord, have mercy! I know the feeling...
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 06:26:56 PM »
Lord have mercy! I've been there.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 06:28:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy on your servant.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 06:45:27 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 09:01:57 PM »
Dear Lord, have mercy!

Don't give up.  It WILL turn around.

You are in our prayers!

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 10:30:20 PM »
Lord have mercy!! Keep faith!

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 02:38:48 AM »
"Lord have mercy."

Know that where there is life, there is hope. The only way we can lose is if we give up and surrender to despair. And even in our hopelessness, if we but cast ourselves at the foot of the Cross and pray "Lord have mercy," then in God's perfect time we will see light, hope, and joy once again.

I too have been in the depths of despair and despondency. Every Christian principle and every Bible verse I knew seemed to be of no comfort. All I could do is cry out and ask, "Where are you God? Why have you forsaken me?" And then I would feel even worse, for I dared to ask the same question that Our Lord asked on the Cross. So I descended deeper into misery and doubt.

All I know is that God is good, for I am here today, stronger and with my faith intact. But I now that I could easily find myself in the same state of doubt tomorrow. Life is so full of pain and struggle. We cannot make any sense of it at times.

I just want you to know that all that is required of you in times like these is to rest in the mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In times like these, it matters not what others think about you or what others expect and demand of you. Simply rest at the foot of the Cross and fall into Our Lord's arms of unconditional love. He knows what you are going through, and He shall neither leave you nor forsake you.

Peace to you.

Selam 
 
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 03:34:33 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 04:05:48 AM »
Turn not away Thy face from They child for I am afflicted. Hear me speedily; draw near to my soul, and deliver me.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 07:43:09 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2009, 10:31:49 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2009, 11:40:01 AM »
Lord, have mercy upon Thy servant.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2009, 12:01:19 PM »
Lord, have mercy, forgive, heal, guide, enlighten, and strengthen your servant.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2009, 12:40:28 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2009, 05:08:40 PM »
God be with you and keep you. I am thinking of you in my prayers.

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2009, 06:17:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2009, 04:05:27 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2009, 05:42:49 PM »
Lord have mercy
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2009, 05:47:10 PM »
Lord Have Mercy ! May the Blessed Lord Guide Your Path,,,
In this world of trouble ,in greater and better things for His Glory...Amen Amen
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2009, 01:19:28 PM »
 My thoughts and prayers are with you, scamandrius. Please keep us posted../stay in touch.

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2009, 03:50:41 AM »
Lord Have Mercy, I know exactly where you are.  :'(

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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2009, 11:20:27 AM »
Lord, have mercy upon your servant.
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Re: In a world of trouble
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2009, 07:19:48 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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