Are You Emotionally Crippled?

Sharon Jaynes Trusting God 148 Comments

I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her. She measured about four feet high, back curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut. Like an upside-down chair, her face was parallel to the dirty sidewalk.  Feet. Dirt. Trash. That was her view of the world. She shuffled alongside our car as we inched through the congested traffic. I saw her, but she did not see me. She could not see me. She just saw feet.

Sharon, look at my daughter, God seemed to say. When you read about the woman with the crippled back, never again see her as a character in a story. See her as you see this woman now. Flesh and blood. Real and relevant. My daughter. Your sister.

God reminded me once again that the women we read about in the Bible were real people–just like you and me. We must never forget that. Today, let’s look at the woman with the crippled back in Luke 13:10-17. And while we might not be able to relate to being crippled physically, most of us can relate to being crippled emotionally. We see feet…people passing by going about their busy lives. We see dirt…the mistakes we’ve made through the years. We see trash…the pain inflicted on us by others and many times by our own poor decisions.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”  (Matthew 11:28-29). Rest for our souls. Isn’t that what we all want?

Like the woman with the crippled back, we may have “a spirit of infirmity,” a sickness of the soul. That is an interesting way to explain her illness. More than just a crippled back, her spirit was crippled as well.

Linda Hollies, in her book, Jesus and Those Bodacious Women, brings this point home.

“There are many spirits that can cause you to walk around in a bent-over state. They might be your color, your gender, your age, your marital state, your family, or they could be abuse, injustice, resentment, oppression, despair, loneliness, your economic state, or even a physical challenge. It makes no difference what has hurt you in the past, it makes no difference how old you were when the trauma affected your life, and it makes no difference what your wealth, position, or status is. For the evil one comes to steal, kill, and destroy and each one of us is a candidate for being bent and bowed.”

Bent and bowed. The weight of the world on our shoulders. Little by little. Day by day.  Heaviness too difficult to bear. A spirit of infirmity. Crippled by shame, fear, pain, disappointment, depression, poverty, insecurity, inferiority, inadequacy, broken dreams. Satan, the one who orchestrates the spirit of infirmity, wants to cripple us into inactivity so that our walk becomes a shuffle. Our voice becomes a whisper. Our vision becomes a blur.

Who put the chains on this woman in the first place? Jesus said Satan had her bound (Luke 13:16). In reality, all sickness was ushered into the world when Adam and Eve believed Satan’s lie over God’s truth and ate the forbidden fruit.

For the thirty-three years that Jesus walked the earth, He was in a life-and-death struggle with evil. John tells us that the reason Jesus came was to destroy the devil’s work (1 John 3:8). The battleground is the world and humans are the pawns of the evil one. Note the language: “locked up” and “set free.”

This is about much more than physical healing. It is about spiritual freedom. And when Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished,” it was.  Now, because of Jesus’ victory over the enemy through His death and resurrection, we are more than conquerors through faith in Him

Don’t miss this. Jesus said, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” There are those words again—set free. The words paint a picture of chains and manacles falling from a prisoner’s shackled body. Another translation says it this way, “Woman, you are released from your infirmity!” (Luke 13:12 AMPC). The irons of oppression that held her prisoner to this crippled frame gave way and fell at Jesus’ feet as He unlocked the chains that had her bound.

Jesus came to set us free, and that freedom comes in many forms. Whatever Satan is using to bind you, Jesus came to free you. Free from…and free to. I can’t say that enough. For far too long we’ve looked at freedom only in terms of what we are free from. But freedom encompasses so much more than a shedding of chains. Jesus set us free to live the abundant life by being all that He has created us to be and accomplishing all that He has planned for us to do. Setting her straight (literally) was only the beginning for her.

Dear Jesus, thank You for setting me free! Today, I choose to walk in that freedom and never be held captive by emotional chains again! In Your Name, Amen

Have you ever been emotionally crippled? Perhaps you feel that way today. If so, I’d love to pray for you.  Share a prayer request in the comment section, and then pray for the woman’s request above yours. Let’s have a good old-fashioned prayer meeting with a newfangled Internet way of doing it.

Today’s devotion was taken from my book, How Jesus Broke the Rules to Set You Free: God’s Plan for Women to Walk in Power and Purpose.  If anybody thinks that Christianity is oppressive toward women, then they haven’t looked very closely at how Jesus elevated women more than any other world religion…ever. He risked his reputation to save theirs. Every time he came in contact with a woman in the Bible, he broke a cultural rule to set a woman free. Want just a taste to see how He did that? Click on the book title in my online store and watch the trailer. You’ll be amazed.

 

Comments 148

  1. I am struggling with emotions from circumstances from grief and recent health issues . I lost 2 siblings and my step dad in the last 3 years all separate and sudden, with my brother passing this last November. Also we had some serious health issues hit me then my son and then my husband. My husband and I both own businesses which can be heavy at times when you are trying to deal with healing along with the peaks and valleys of the business dealings. my 14 year old son is very active in sports but recovering from an injury which required surgery in August. I am faithful and walk with God and my church family but this all has taken a toll on me emotionally I appreciate prayers and believe in conquering this . In jesus name We pray! I believe I am free.

    1. I prayed for you to “not grow weary in doing good” and not to give up . God promises a harvest of righteousness. My ongoing prayer is to lean hard on God. That way I’m sure to hear Him .

    2. Hi, Stacey. Praise God for you! Thank you for sharing, and for your positive attitude. As I read your comment I prayed that God strengthen you in your inner man to move step-by-step, hand-in-hand with Him. May you and your family know His great and deep love and peace in these different times. May you and your husband be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. May you be emotionally healed and restored. I pray for wholeness for your son by the stripes Jesus bore. In the mighty Name of Jesus, Amen!

  2. Please pray that I will be set free from years of abuse as a little girl and the recent abandonment by my husband of 20 years to sex addiction. I feel so bound, so much pain, so much shame.

  3. My husband has been domineering, controlling, and inattentive to me for , well, a couple decades. Now he is retired and I am in a new, leadership position with a lot of responsibility. I am on the upswing, while he is trying to find things to do. he is becoming very insecure. he has apologized for hurting me for so long, but i have to admit I am bitter, non-trusting and my heart is hardened. I want to believe and trust, but it seems so foreign. I do want to honor God and let my guard down and become a better wife. Please pray for me and us. Thank you.

  4. I ask that you pray for my husband as he was recently fired from his job. He was an asset to the company. He feels set free, yet knows that we need a cash flow soon. He had an interview that has given him hope. I hope along side of him that this my be his next path.

  5. I can relate to this devotional, because I have been emotionally crippled for many years due to being molested as a child. My desire is to one day help other women who have been in these chains. Please pray for me to be delivered from these chains and for the Lord to bring into my life exactly what I need to experience healing. Thank you and God Bless!

  6. I am very emotionally crippled. Please lift myself, Danielle and my son, Chase up. We have been under great attack and my son is buying the lies from the enemy that he is unworthy. I am held in chains of fear doubt anger resentment and I want to be set free. Please pray for us! God Bless ya and your ministry

  7. I feel just this way and have for so long. Abuse, trials, and a huge hit to my health with so many little recognized things. Friends long since disappeared. I feel as though I watch the world go by each day. But yet not a participant.

  8. Please pray I will be set free from the things of my past and the weight of shame. That I will he set free from fear of satan and his schemes and traps. The way he wants to destroy me and my family. I want my faith to be bigger than my fear.
    Pray for my son to be free from the things that bind his mind and heart so tightly. I want my daughter in-law to be free from the emotions and mental illness that keeps her prisoner.
    I want my daughters to be free from the lies that satan has told that they hold as truth.
    I want my marriage to be free to enjoy friendship and love.

  9. Please pray for my daughter. She is struggling with insecurity. She has college tests all week and is afraid she is going to fail. She feels like she has no friends and her best friend has forgotten her. This semester she seems more withdrawn and angry. It is her last semester and she does not have a job yet for when she graduates. That is also causing her some stress.

  10. I would like to ask for prayer. I am financially bound. My husband is on disability and I am working full time but our paychecks just aren’t enough. I now have my car in the garage needing to pay 1600 to get it fixed. I know to trust in Jesus but sometimes it is difficult through all the stress. I need prayers to help with my financial burden. Thanks

  11. I need prayers for a failing marriage. It is a very rough time. I need prayers that God will work to restore our marriage.

    1. Sister, I have prayed for you. I was once there in my life. I cried out to God and asked God to motivate me to place me in my purpose and set me free to do His will. Our Father heard my prayer and I pray the same for you Sister. You have a purpose, you have value in the Kingdom, be encouraged to pick up your mat and walk dear Sister. May God give you motivation through all fatigue and laziness. To God Be The Glory!

    2. Traci I pray that God will provide the strength and will to move forward each day, step by step as He holds your hand energizing you with His love and His strength to do great things in His name.
      Have a blessed day
      Bridget

  12. Prayers are appreciated for me to be set free from the harsh words my husband’s ex-wife says against me. As well as the lies she says to her children, my husband, and her family members about me. I also need prayer to have faith that my husband is for me and not against me in this difficult blended family relationship. Thank you!

  13. I’ve been struggling with chains of fear, negative internal dialogue. “You are not smart enough, you can’t do that, you are going to make a fool of yourself” all related to employment. When I reflect on all the successes I have had in previous jobs I know that God saw me through those fears at the time always placing people in my path to show me the way and provided the confidence to do the job well. In this time of transition I pray to release the evil ones grip and allow God to lead me on the path He has set before me as He walks with me.

    1. Bridget,

      I stand in agreement with you that lies of Satan will be silenced and that you will live daily knowing there is nothing that is too hard for God. The fear to fail chains are being broken by the promises that Jesus paid the full price for your life on the cross. You are good enough. You are doing a wonderful job. You are exceedingly abundant in your position as you surrender your fear of failure. The grace of God will never take you a place and leave you there. He is the same God who walked you through doubt, trembling and fear in the past. He did not fail you then nor will he fail you now. I speak divine purpose into your life in whatever position you’re in. I pray that you will wake up daily knowing and responding to the voicd of love, adoration and success that God speaks over you everyday. You are loved. You are successful. You are enough. You are exceedingly. I am with you do not be afraid. Go, be, in courage.

  14. Please pray for my daughter. She is struggling with insecurity. She has a lot of tests in college this week and is very worried that she will fail. This is her last semester and although she is doing well in college, she still struggles. She feels as though she has no friends and that her best friend has forgotten her. She seems more distant and angry this semester and I am worried about her. She is also very fearful of not having a job when she graduates and that she may never find love. I know God has good plans for her, but it is hard for me to see her this way. Thank you for your prayers.

  15. I’m struggling and have been for quite sometime. My family has gone through so much since 12/17 and then my husband lost his job 12/18. He had worked there over 26 years. Been trying to be strong and hold it all together, but I’m starting to lose it. We trust God….thy will not our will.

  16. This was such a blessing to me this morning. I have been set free this past month from a struggle I have fought with for over 30 years. It’s hard to even say that because it doesn’t seem possible. For the first time ever I feel free. And I love the idea of not only being free from, but free to. Now I will add that to my prayers- what is this freedom I have found going to allow me to do for the Lord? Thanks so much for sharing Sharon 💗

    1. Thank you for sharing, So nice to hear someone being freed from a struggle they been dealing with for 30 years, I do have been dealing with my struggle for 30 years and I am so ready to be freed from it and hoping my struggles may help others, because I am tired of the pain it causes me and the frustration and agony it puts on me and my spouse. I mentioned earlier in my comments how my relationship jealousy, insecurities has put a strain on my marriage, needless to say I lost my 1st marriage due to my jealousy, and just celebrating my 10th anniversary but been a struggle the whole time do to my irrational, unwarranted jealousy. I been abandoned by my mother at a young age after she cheated on my father, had been cheated on myself and raped. Just looking for ways to be freed from all of this and to forgive those that hurt me and not let my experiences cause me to hurt those that I love, I may lash out because I feel I may some how be protecting myself from hurt but in reality I realize how much pain my behavior is causing me and my husband. I know I can not overcome this without the help of God, and look forward to one day my prayers being answered and being free from this chain that has bonded me for decades.

    2. Hi, Shelley: Wow! Praise God! Thanks for sharing. Your comment reminds me of Proverbs 18:10. “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.” Years ago, I believe, I thought about that word safe and that we are safe FROM and safe TO. Safe from harm, danger, etc., and safe to love, reach out, be vulnerable, etc. Wow! I am still learning to grasp that as I am timid. 😀 God is good! We are safe in Him!

  17. To be set free from the stress at work and to be able to come home and have a clear mind to study a course that will get me out of the job that is so hard right now! Thank you and God bless

  18. I’ve been struggling with Anger. When I’ve prayed, God showed me it’s a seed of fear. Fear of failing. Will you partner with me to help me stay free from and free to live the life God has gifted me without the fear of failure. Thank you.

    1. I will pray for both of us, Shanay. I too struggle with anger and outbursts. I necer thought about it being a seed of fear. Thank you for sharing it has opened my eyes. I will pray for us to stay free from fear and free to live the life God has gifted us.

    2. Lord, Guide Shandy today. Encourage her as she struggles with anger linked to a fear of failure. May she feel your mercy, comfort and peace in this area. Bless her. As she follows you, you have promised to make her paths straight.

    3. Shanay I will partner with you. In my bible at the beginning there are scriptures arranged by topic. One of the topics is anger. Reading the scriptures that relate to anger are very helpful. It is like taking medicine for the problem. Joyce Meyer also has a little book called The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word that has scriptures arranged by topic. Speaking the scriptures on anger out loud would also be helpful to you. Proverbs 15:1 says that Gentle words can soothe anger. That is true when talking to someone else but I think it helps when talking gently to ourselves. Writing in a journal and giving that anger a voice can be so helpful to getting down to the root of it and the Holy Spirit will give you insight. The scriptures on fear will help you as well as those on confidence. I am determined and confident! I am not afraid or discouraged, for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go. Joshua 1:9. O Lord of hosts, I am blessed because I trust in You, leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving. Psalm 84:12. Often going back to where you first felt that fear of failure and forgiving yourself and others can be an important step in healing. Father please bless Shanay and help her to see herself the way you see her as your beautiful daughter. Holy Spirit show her that you are her faithful friend and help her with her next steps. Bless you Shanay.

      1. Hi, Mary! Thanks so much for what you have shared with Shanay – and others – here. Praise God! It speaks. 🙂 May God continue to richly bless you! Because of Jesus, Cindy

    4. Oh, Shanay! I make that my prayer, too! I agree with you in Jesus’ Mighty Name. I, too, like that God showed you that anger is a seed of fear. Fear of failing. I have a deep anger and want to know the root and be rid of it. Once, I’m not even sure why I was angry, but I smashed a small bag of French fries – just squeezed them in my hand in anger – better that than someone. Oh, my. 🙂 Praise God for sisters agreeing in prayer. Looking forward to good reports. I do know that God is at work. Praise Him!

  19. Thank you so much. I have recently had a break down and your article on being emotionally crippled helped me a lot. Just wanted you to know that I appreciate receiving articles from you and that they make a difference.

    1. God, I pray that you would please strengthen Mary today. Cover her with Your unending love. May she feel it, know it and take heart. Bring joy, healing and light to her life. May she Know You are stronger than anything she faces.

    1. Father, I pray for Jen today, that she be strengthened in you and set free from the effects of the abuse and neglect she suffered as a child. Please comfort her in the knowledge that her Heavenly Father loves her unconditionally and will never neglect her nor foresake her. Please infuse her with your love and enable to feel and accept your tenderness. Strengthen her in her recovery. Refresh her every day. In the name of Jesus, I lift her up. Amen.

    2. Dear Jen,
      It’s not your fault. You are wonderfully made. You are a treasure. You are beautiful. You are fully known by Him and lavishly loved by Him. You are chosen. You are special. You are set apart. No matter what you have done or what’s been done to you, these word of God are true about you.
      I am praying these words seep intro your heart, soul and mind. Btw,,, this is from Lysa Terkeurst’s book – It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way – a great read. Keep your eyes on Jesus. Not on your past. He is your future.
      Praying w/ <3,
      Cindy

  20. What timing for this message. I have been crippled with emotional chains for a while now. I have been living with my 92 year old father who is not able to be on his own. This means I am away from my family. I am worried for him, am I doing enough, am I doing the right things, should I be doing more for him. Then I feel like I have abandoned my family. I can’t go places with them, or do the normal things I would with them. And to top it off, my daughter who will have been out of college for 3 years in May can’t find a job and is truly depressed to the point I am worried about her. She has had plenty of interviews, but she is quiet and shy until she gets to know you and unfortunately that hurts her during interviews. I have been praying for her for three years, just for the Lord to point her in the right direction, let someone see her value. The emotional roller coaster I am on daily is hard. I feel like the Holy Spirit has left me. Please pray for my family, for my daughter and father and for me to find my comforter, my Holy Spirit. Thank you.

  21. Please pray for emotional healing after my job elimination which came as a shock so I may move on and serve the Lord in a new and meaningful way.

  22. My mother is crippled with vascular dementia that has resulted in severe anxiety, muscular rigidity and pain. She suffers everyday in a cognitive fog and her care is overwhelming me—physically and emotionally. I pray that God will free her from suffering and continue to bless me spiritually on this journey. I also pray for financial gain to pay for outside help.

  23. I began a lay servant class at my church recently. After every class, I have experienced shame and regret for anything and everything I said during the class. Merely participating in the discussion brings these thoughts and feelings on afterwards. I spend days feeling like a fool, a jerk, and feeling judged, even though no one said anything to make me feel this way. It’s been so crippling that I’ve nearly quit. But I also recognize this for what it is, and I ask that you pray that this stronghold be broken so that I can continue to do the work of our Lord. Thank you.

    1. Kim,
      I am praying for you and your marriage, For wisdom, for grace, for patience and understanding. I too am struggling in my marriage and have fear at times that we will not make it. Just remember that the fear is not from God. So try not to give it any power.
      May God bless your marriage and give you both guidance for how to move towards each other in love

  24. Lost my dad 1/4/2019. Please pray for healing in my spirit, as I struggle w/loss, anger and resentment. Also, for my mom. Salvation and healing in grieving properly and what/ where/w/whom – would be best for her future living. Salvation and peace for my siblings. And, for my immediate family – husband, sons, and me – to be used as His vessels – for His purpose and plan.

    1. Praying for peace for you Cindy that only God can give. Praying for guidance about where your mom should be. Prayers for salvation for siblings and husband and sons to be used of God for his glory!

  25. This really spoke to my heart today! I have had an extremely challenging year and so many setbacks do to some rather traumatic experiences and injury resulting in many years of physical pain… I think my particular journey is a silent battle many women experience. Anyway, I need a lot of prayer as I am allowing myself to experience many emotions , yet go in in victory. Please, please pray doe me!

  26. Please pray for freedom from anger toward my sister in law. She hurt me but my reaction is over the top. I’m angry and feel strong dislike toward her. It’s consuming my thoughts and affecting my relationship with God and my husband. My family thinks I’m crazy. I’m actually behaving a bit irrationally. This is warfare and I need these chains broken in Jesus name!

  27. My name is Sue. My daughter Sarah, has been in the transplant intensive care unit for almost 6 weeks At Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee awaiting a decision by the medical team whether to give her a liver and possibly a kidney transplant due to her alcoholism. Sarah is 45. The team will decide today between 12 noon and 2 PM. The decision will be yes, maybe or no. We are standing firmly in Christ and his perfect will. We do not know what that is but God promised me on December 27, 1981 that he would satisfy her with a long life and show her his salvation. The word her in Psalm 91:16 is the word that I heard in my heart. The Scripture says him. Him is a non-gender word, but God’s word to me was specific. God is good, always good and he is faithful forever.

  28. My husband left me. I am awaiting Disability from 2 neck surgeries. I have 4 children and losing everything. But I know the Lord uses our struggles!

  29. I pray my sister and niece will forgive my daughter for her mean words ! And I pray for my daughter to not be so mean to people in her like!

  30. Dear precious Heavenly Father. I beg to be free from the chains and Goliath that have plagued me for far too long. Free me from my fear and anxiety over health. My health, my children’s health, my husbands health. The constant worry is exhausting and stops me from living in freedom not just for myself but most importantly from serving and glorifying You. Satan is crafty and uses what he can to debilitate me. Any threat to him. May I continue to search deeply and thoroughly for Your wisdom, knowledge and peace so that I may live my days as a reflection of You. Free from these chains that bind me and free to serve you faithfully, unabashedly and totally. Amen

    1. Amen, Lisa! Thank you very much for sharing this prayer. Praying for myself, you and others! In the Mighty Name of Jesus! Amen!

  31. I have been emotionally crippled with OCD. I have had a debilitating thought for almost 27 years. I have been to counselors, but even after praying and trying to not give in to the thought of contamination I can’t get rid of it and I do the compulsion Over and over again to it feels just right. Please pray that I would be able to not give in . Thank uou

  32. Of all people, it seems like my husband is crippling me. Every day he finds some way to put me down. “You shouldn’t have done that” Over and over again about things that really were OK, but he criticizes almost everything I say and do, so I try to say very little, although I still end up saying things that finds errant. God forbid I should ever imply in the tiniest way that he did something wrong ow was lacking in some way, especially near another person who might have heard me and interpreted my speaking as insulting my husband in public. I know I am not perfect, but he really makes it a challenge to constantly show him respect and honor and speak only words of affirmation. I really, honestly do not insult him, because I am afraid of the backlash, but he finds a lot of ways to insuinuate that I insulted him in public anyway. It would be nice if I had a close group of girlfriends to bring me up, but I don’t – it’s hard living overseas, so I am just lonely and ground into the dirt by his words.

    1. If this is emotional and verbal abuse, please find a counselor who will help you walk the path you need to walk. I’ve “been there, done that” and I have escaped my abuser…but, that is not the path everyone needs to take. I am praying for you and your difficult situation.

  33. Today I feel that no matter what I do it is never enough. Not enough to get that promotion at work, not enough to be everything for everyone…and I feel overwhelmed and want to hide in my bedroom away from everyone. I know that God is with me always…but today I really don’t feel it. Prayers are needed and welcome.

    1. Laura, I too have feelings just like you. I feel like I am talking to myself. You are not alone. Thank you for sharing your struggle, as it is more ne as well. I am doing my best to focus on God more instead of my own feelings of inadequacy. I just finish reading Sharon’s book “Enough: silencing the lies that steal your confidence”and highly recommend it. In it Sharon reinforces the strategy of capturing the lies Satan tells us and replacing them with God’s truth from scripture. Lord, Jesus, I pray for Laura today asking that you would help her to recognize and capture all the lies in her thoughts, and replace them with your truth. Satan wants to steal from us what is rightly ours, our Godgiven gifts and joy and destroy us. God has given us his power and strength and holds us in the palm of his hand with love, mercy, and grace. Help us to know that when we feel like we are not enough, your holy spiritual with whisper to us that we are more than enough through Christ Jesus. He paid it all. We have a firm foundation on which to stand that cannot be shaken. “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God. “ 2 Cor. 3:5

      Praying for you,
      Nancy

  34. I wish to pray for my friend, V, who has been emotionally and physically crippled by this world. Heartache, broken dreams, mental illness, others’ evil actions, and severe disappointment have all combined to shackle her so completely that she can barely function. My heart breaks for her every time I invite her to a women’s function and she chooses to remain at home. My spirit feels her pain when she talks about the past that is haunting her. My joy is robbed as I witness my sister held within a pain that I cannot heal. Please lift her in prayer, praying that she will allow Jesus to unlock her shackles in order to begin enjoying and partaking of this life. Thank you.

    1. Gail I pray for your dear friend right now. May God meet this dear sister where she is right now. Lord shower her with your healing power and break those chain that bind. Fill her heart and mind with your love and peace. Your word says that we will have pain in the night but JOY comes in the morning. Fill her with joy and peace. Shower this precious sister with your grace and mercy. In Jesus mighty name. Amen

    2. I am a believer who has made poor choices that led up to the drama I am currently facing. Now there are 3 women placed in my life who are going through Depression, Anxiety and emotional turmoil. Lord knows I want to help them so Jesus can heal them but I know I need to walk through my healing as well. Pray for is to be free.

    3. Amen, keep trusting and praying for your friend V. I would pray for her and put a prayer request in my church for her today, it a our prayer meeting tonight. All will be well with her in Jesus name

    4. Praying for Gail & her friend and trusting in faith that God will put a desire in V’s heart to be more than she believes she is. Thanking God for what He’s already done for Gail and her friend. Gail God has given you the gift of being a Christian friend to this lady. God has given to your friend you as her mentor. Thank you Jesus
      I ask prayer for my niece Brandi and her son. God knows the entire made for tv twisted drama. In short Brandi is 23 & in rehab in Kentucky. Her chains of emotional abandonment includes bad decisions and affliction of addiction but she loves her son & has never neglected him. However her mother and her have never had a good relationship from the literally the time Brandi was born. When Brandi thought telling her mother she was pregnant would have a positive outcome on their relationship Satan had other plans. Her mother berated her by saying that she knew she couldn’t raise a child and that Brandi should give her baby to her to raise. In reality andcas it stands today Brandi’s mother has manipulated and schemed using Brandis addiction for her own gain rather than trying to help her daughter. Instead of her taking in her grandson while her daughter deals with her addiction she has persuaded her other daughter (Brandis half sister) who can not have children to take him in legally. In doing so Brandi stands to lose her son in adoption. Now that’s Satan trying to destroy lives for sure!!! Doing his best to wipe out an entire family. Brandi has come a very long way. She’s even working on forgiving her mother and praying for her but explains that’s the hardest part of her recovery. Brandis Father is sometimes supportive but most of the time it’s in a negative direction. He doesn’t understand addiction at all and doesn’t try to. He thinks he already knows all about it. Not only that but he has his own demons to deal with that he fails to see. She has a Cory date coming up feb 27 tomorrow concerning her son. We are told that adoption is not an issue at this point but please pray that mother and son are certainly reunited and that we are allowed to see my great nephew as we are not allowed to see him now for no real apparent reason. Also if I may double dip 😊 pray for my sister carol the stress of it all at her age of 69 and trying to babysit has most definitely taken a toll on her mind and her health. Basically she doesn’t take care of herself whatsoever like she should. She truly puts everything and everyone before herself. Other than that God knows the rest. Also pray for my friend Sarah Farley. Her son too is addicted and that story is worse than Brandis. Please pray for all struggling with any addiction. Pray for the lost. Pray those being trafficked. So many prayers to be prayed these days. Thank you 🙏🏽

    5. Father God, I lift V up to You and ask that You would show Yourself mighty on her behalf. Jehovah Rapha be her healer physically. Jehovah Jireh be her provider. Provide abundantly to fulfill her physical needs but also fill those unseen needs of her soul. Jehovah Shalom bring her peace that passes all understanding. Jehovah Elohim be present for her that she might know not just that You are God but that You are her God. Make her aware of Your presence and Your love. Help Gail as she comes alongside, giving her the words of encouragement that are needed and the physical hugs that will uplift her spirit. We know it is Your will for V to have an abundant life in You so we pray that Your will be done in Jesus name. AMEN and AMEN

  35. I struggle with anxiety and insomnia. I also want so deeply to see and know what the Father wants for me but I feel I can see or hear him. I struggle so much to see His direction. Forgiveness is hard for me there’s much pain in my past and sadly it’s carried on to the present. I so long for peace and security.

  36. Praying today for all on the list. God grant them what they need. Lift them up. Allow them to feel your warm embrace & flowing love. Allow them feel your conquering over sin power. They are MORE than conquerors. They are YOUR daughters in Christ.

  37. I need prayers of healing spoken over me. I am diabetic but a greater problem has plagued me for the past couple of years and that is allergies/sinus problems. It has gotten so bad it is causing vertigo. The doctors have tried medications ( take 2 sinus pills twice a day and use a nasal spray) for the allergies as well as the infections that come along. I have had surgery on one ear to help stabilize the vertigo. But I still have issues. God is good and I believe in His time will heal my body. In the meantime, I ask that you would pray for a joyful spirit and an upbeat attitude. For my God is good and He is greater. I must be still and know that He is!

  38. Nancy, I can so relate to what you’re saying about your husband’s negativity. I am in a similar situation. It is liking walking on eggshells in your life!! I thank Jesus that He is walking this path with me & I can run to Him!! I’m not giving up hope – it’s a very dim glimmer sometimes – & I pray you will run to Jesus too!!! I started reading Sharon’s book – “Enough” – excellent book so far (only on chapter 2! 😁). I have gone to counseling & learned a lot!! I’m learning that when a negative thought comes – cancel it out & start saying God made me – I’m beautiful – repeat God’s positive word!!!! Step away – even to go outside & breath in God’s fresh air!! The biggest thing I continue to learn is – our fight is not against flesh & blood, but against the enemy of our soul!!!! Stand strong girl !!! -you’re not in this battle alone – many of us are right there with you in rough marriages!! Jesus gives us the strength to walk – don’t take your eyes off of Him!!!!!!!!

  39. I’d like to ask for prayer for me to deeply take in and let it take root the freedom that the Lord is offering me. Freedom from my emotional and physical infirmities and freedom and willingness and obedience to walk in the life that the Lord has for me. Strength and courage even in the midst of fear and uncertainty. Thank you.

    1. Amen Rebecca! I love this “deeply take in and let it take root the freedom that the Lord is offering…” I pray in agreement with you, myself and for others to whom this is speaking. Glory!

  40. Love this devotion this morning . Struggling with my spiritual and emotional views right now. Trying really hard to give it all to him and sit and listen for his word, his clarity and take away the distractions in front of me. Prayers to be still and to be patient. I have tangled myself in chains again and need to know that I am free because of him.

    1. Hi, Priscilla! One of the prayers I am praying for you as I read and agree with your prayer, is that You have strength in your inner man to keep your eyes, heart and mind fixed on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of your faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2. Know His great and deep love for you, and that you are valued and cherished. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

  41. Thank you! I need prayer for a new start in life. I feel God pulling me into mission work. I need the courage to step into His plan for me – and ears that hear.

  42. I am in a very difficult marriage. I feel emotionally crippled. I want so badly to keep fighting for my marriage and for my husband, but it is starting to take its toll on me. I am doing what I can to fight, but I can feel myself losing the battle. I know I am not alone in this, and that God is right in the trenches with me, but I am feeling very discouraged today. Please pray that I can do the right thing no matter what that looks like.

  43. I need prayers for strength and courage in the face of severe chronic physical pain. Satan works on me each day, trying to discourage me and get me to give up. I need freedom from fear, to know that I will have some kind of good life again.

  44. There are days I just don’t know my path or purpose I’ve asked God to show me. Then I think I’m in my mid 50s, maybe I’m to old. I know He has a purpose for me and I love Him more than my heart can tell any of you.

  45. Thank you, so much for your post, I appreciated reading it and hope to apply God’s freedom of myself and my thoughts, to my life. I been struggling for decades with uncontrollable relationship jealousy, insecurity. It puts such a strain on my marriage and myself, it consumes my mind and I pray to be set free from this and just can not seem to get a grasp on it and control it, I pray that some day it will no longer consume me and I may be able to use my story to help others that struggle with jealousy and insecurity in relationships, at the same time bring others closer to God.

  46. Please pray for my Aunt’s healing of her deep infection in her foot. Her and her doctor have been trying to get the infection out and get it to heal. It has been going on for a year. She is believing for her healing.

  47. Please pray for a complete and total healing,releasing and chains broken once and forever of my insecurity,fear,loneliness and unworthiness and inferiority that rules my life with pain and doubt and inability to feel loved or to really know. GOD or believe or feel He loves me or cares

  48. After reading your story about the crippled Mexican woman I can identify with that spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. I am the youngest of seven from a home dominated with oppression, pride, fear, addiction, and control. I feel I have allowed Satan to keep me bound in chains to feelings of inadequacy and inferiority for most of my life. I feel like I need to prove myself in order to feel like I am valued. Even though I have been able to be “successful” in what I call the world’s eyes….I am an artist and teach 7-8th grade art… I feel like God wants to use me in other ways, but I am so unsure of what that path is and afraid that I am not hearing from God correctly. I still have destructive family members in my life whom I continue to pray for, and even though I am working on creating more healthy boundaries with them, I get so critical of myself at every turn and seem to make more of a mess with how I end up dealing with them all. I am one of the only Christians at the school that I work at and alone in my own wing. I feel isolated and judged. Please pray for me.

  49. Please pray for me, my three children and my husband as we go through the pain and trauma of divorce which has shattered our family. The betrayal of my husband’s many years of infidelity, discovered by my youngest child, opened a darkness that seems to have crippled us.
    There are days when it seems that nothing will ever be right again, there is an absence of light and goodness.
    Please pray that I may have the wisdom and strength to cope with whatever lies ahead.
    Thank you.

    1. Donna, I pray that you and your children will be able to feel God’s comfort through the hard days ahead. Infidelity is such an intimate pain. I urge you to seek wise counseling for you and your kids to give you the emotional tools to rebuild your life. Blessings to you, remember you are a precious child of the Risen King💜

    2. Donna, I have walked this road. We are three years out from my discovery of multiple betrayals throughout our then 27 year marriage. I was knocked breathless. This will be a long haul, a long journey towards the light, but believe me, the light does shine again. It breaks through the darkness and it reveals newness and wholeness that would otherwise be impossible. With the presence of God as your strength, try to tap into as much empathy for your betrayer as you can. When you look at him as totally broken and you get down to the ROOT cause of his behaviour, you will find an ability to understand and press on. By human standards, we cannot do this alone. Only with God, support from wise and safe people, and patience with the process will you begin to realize you can do this. I pray for you, right now.
      Blessings, peace and hope…

  50. Please pray for me. Past sin continues to be thrown in my face by my family. I lost everything. My Marriage, Ministry. Relationships. 9 years ago. I made a bad decision. My kids want me to live life their way. They are grown. Kids of their own. Their Dad re-Married. I’ve protected them from what really happened. I’m tired of the emotional black mail. I have love in my life. A future. It’s not what I ever expected. But, I need to move on with my life

  51. I am asking for prayer to break free of the pain still lingering from divorce and bad choices of my past. I want to walk with my head high again and feel freedom emotionally.

  52. My son and daughter-in-law have my two granddaughters in northern Idaho and We are not allowed to see them. We received a letter telling us this and some of the language makes me wonder if they are involved in a supremacy group there. My heart is shattered and I don’t even know how to pray anymore.

  53. Please pray for the chains of PTSD and anxiety/panic attacks, intrusive memories & thoughts, nightmares,..resulting from my childhood of constant physical and every other kind of abuse by both parents-made worse because they professed to be “Christians”. (Spiritual abuse and my longlime confusion about God and Jesus.) I also I had to witness constant physical Domestic Violence beteeen parents as well as the physical beatings of my siblings. I was told and shown I was not loved by both parents which makes it so hard for me to “access” and experience the Unconditional, Perfect Love of my Heavenly Father. All the hatred I was shown hinders my ability to feel loved by my God. Those memories just won’t go away sometimes. Even with Jesus by my side always. If not for His Presence 24/7, I wouldn’t still be standing or alive.
    I am a Christian, long-married to a Godly Christian SAFE loving man. Yet these childhood deep wounds still affect me. I need to be healed of these oppressive spirits trying to destroy me. Thank you for praying for me.

  54. I a feeling emotionally crippled, depressed from not having family close by and friends that seems fake. Having child care issues and a child with a chronic illness, I feel that I am overloaded with no clear way out. I am a Christian and pray at all times but not sure if my faith is strong.

  55. This really spoke into my heart today: I am in the middle of a crisis with my 2 teen children. My son is 16 and had a psychotic episode where he went into his sister’s room with weapons intending to harm her. My daughter is 14 and understandably traumatized and my husband and I are left picking up the pieces of our family’s minds and hearts. My husband has himself issues with PTSD starting two years ago and has turned away from the church. I am the one reminding everyone that our faith will carry us through this, yet there are days I feel like I am bent over double and can barely lift my head. The concept of being financially crippled is a new one to me, and is definitely part of my burdens. Please pray that I will sense God’s presence more through this and that all of us will turn to Him, and that the broken relationship between my son and daughter will begin to heal.

  56. Four weeks ago, my mom passed away. I feel lost without her. Although she was 84, and her health not good, losing her came as a shock. Grief is a beast. Please pray this beast doesn’t continue to cause emotional crippling for my self or my siblings. Thank you.

    1. Karen,
      You have my sympathy AND empathy.
      Losing my Mum, early..was terribly hard and I miss her to this day. It’s been 8 years now.
      Hold on, trust our Father, and be gentle with yourself. Know that although time itself doesn’t heal, what happens within the days that pass, with His presence, does. Healing and peace come….
      Blessings.

  57. Yes, please, pray for me, I needed to read this, Thank you so much! for this. And, I will pray for the woman and for everyone in the world, depressed,suffering, hungry, thirsty and mentally and emotionally oppressed. Thanks! Again! God bless!

  58. Pray for my heart and soul to be at peace from my fears, worries, troubles so that me and my family can move on and be happy again. Pray my depression and anxiety will be at rest.

  59. Going through a nasty divorce, my soon to be X, is being so cruel, I don’t even recognize him as the man I married. I believe I’m going through the grieving process, this divorce was not wanted on my part, but of course that doesn’t matter. I need prayer

  60. hello I am so grateful to dear Sharon for this and all her posts there awesome to read and mull on.
    Thank you for being able to reflect on todays post of major past issues and realising that issues are the enemy based. Thank you for letting me see that the name of sweet Jesus came to save me and to offer forgiveness in his eternal name
    I feel like WOW this morning after the last post from dear Sharon
    Thank you dear Sharon for your wonderful insights, God bless you girls as i pray for you all

  61. Rebecca-saying a prayer for your peace of mind with the various infirmities you have gone through 🙏🏼

    Please say a prayer for me and my finances. I find the pressure from that crippling at times and I long to be free from that strain. Thank you Sharon for your article!

  62. I think we all feel cripple in some areas of our lives. For me it’s not easy to feel free of guilt because I feel that Im responsible for everything not just my life but my family’s life. I would love to see my middle son free of sin because in a way I feel responsible or guilty for the way he is behaving. Please pray for my family we are dealing with so many things right now and some days I feel I can’t take it no more. God bless you.

  63. I just realized just a couple of days ago, I am being emotionally abused by my partner of 37 years(He just turned 87 in January). He turns him self off and on. He is starting to forget things and I constantly have to remind him of dates of appointments, sometimes what date it is, and so on. I have depression and anxiety and it is getting worse as he gets worse. I am 72 and love him, but I just cannot go on like this. Please Pray for me.

    1. I am praying for peace and patience for Mary Ann as she faces issues in her marriage. May the Lord sent her answers and maybe someone to help her in her daily struggles.

    2. Mary Ann- I hear your prayers and I am praying for you. I understand the frustrations you have as I know women in your same position. It is hard! Remember, love is patient and love is kind. And, remember to take some time for yourself, surround yourself with Christian women you can lean on and do fun things with. I abide in prayer with you.

  64. Suffering from anxiety, depression, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years, and I am alone, living on a small Medicare check in an attic room, w/o heat, no kitchen and up a steep flight of stairs. Pray and read the bible every day. Waiting all these years for things to change. Feeling hopeless

  65. I am going through a storm in my life that I would of never ever guest I would face. My husband and I raised three wonderful children and we were a very close Christian family. In short our middle daughter married a man with many emotional problems and she had to make decisions to leave our family and become estranged. We were very close to our two grandsons and haven’t seen them in three years. Our family is destroyed through all the heartache and words that were said out of anger.
    Satan is so very alive and working in lives to destroy and hold us bound with chains of hurt and tears. Its hard to go on.
    Pray for my heartache and that someday I will see my daughter and family again. I love them so very much and miss them so much.

  66. My husband and I are praying to conceive. We have been trying for over two years, both naturally and through IVF. After two miscarriages and a couple of failed implantations, we remain steadfast in God’s plan for us. Our faith muscle is working hard and we are learning what blind faith means. We are not angry nor do we doubt God’s plan for us. However, we are sad when what we deeply desire doesn’t come to flourishen and we want to please God in the steps we take. I ask for you to pray with us in this journey so that we are directed correctly when it comes to medical advice and that we have a baby or two or three soon. Thank you!

  67. I am overwhelmed by husband has not worked for almost 2 yrs and trying to get disability, we are losing our health insurance, our daughter is recovering from acl reconstruction surgery, and I work 2 part time jobs to keep flexibility because my husband cannot drive. I feel I can’t take anymore and it just keeps coming. Please pray for God’s perfect timing and to give me continued strength to keep going as long as he calls me in this situation.

  68. I need prayer for my husband. His behaviour is erratic lately and when he’s around, I often feel very anxious for what I or the kids may do that will set him off. He gets overwhelmed very easily and behaves like a two yr old in a tantrum.

  69. I have fought major depressive disorder all my life, but now being in my 60’s , it is worse than ever. I am the oldest nurse at work and can have little forgetful blurbs that causes the young nurses to treat me different. I am a good nurse and very compassionate, hard working and seem to be liked by the physicians. I have tried alcohol, but it is only a temporary help. I am on meds and have a doctor but just cannot seem to get past this crippling depression. Please pray for me. I talk with the Lord and thank him all day long. He helps me through each and every day. Praise God!

  70. This devotion hit home with me today. I’m feeling shame for the choices I have made and the damage it has done to my children. I feel so alone and just like the woman, bent over with shame, depression, most days I just want to stay in my house and do absolutely nothing. I’ve tried calling out to the Lord and to read my bible and I just can’t concentrate. Oh my soul why are you so downcast 😞
    Thanks for your prayers

  71. I was unfairly let go from a job over a year ago. It placed me in a very difficult financial situation. I still have bad feelings toward the man and the injustice toward me. I pray every day to forgive as God asks. It is difficult.
    Please pray for me to be able to truly let go.

    1. Jess, forgiveness is impossible in our own strength. When we are treated unfairly and it takes a huge toil in so many areas of life, the unfair treatment is a constant reminder. BUT we also, as fallible humans, tend to think we can only forgive if we “feel” like it. I believe we are to yield to offer forgiveness despite our “feelings.” To sincerely say to the Lord that we are choosing to forgive, to lift that person and the situation up to Him (actually DO this step!) and that we choose to forgive in HIS power. And perhaps you will come to see that the hurt is not so sharp, that the power to wound your spirit grows dimmer and dimmer. It seems you are doing the right thing as you pray to truly forgive. So my prayer is that you will find the step of visually letting go, surrendering your hurts, and refusing to take them back (as often as it takes!) will bring you a growing peace, the glorious peace that is impossible in our own strength, but wholly achievable in HIS!! For Your servant Jess, may it be so, Lord! AMEN

  72. I would like Prayer please, I am married to a very narcissistic, controlling, pessimistic, man. Married for 31- 1/2 years….raised 2 wonderful sons! But, I feel like I have to walk on eggshells as not to set him off. He is an unhappy person. I am a happy, lover of life, nature and animal loving spirit….I know God wants us to be happy and joyful in life and not live fearful and oppressed. I do love him, but the affection is not there. Could you Pray for me/ us- it just gets exhausting.

  73. I’m in my late 60s now and a full time caregiver for my beloved husband who has kidney failure and dialysis 3 times a week. I have my own disabilities as well but God has helped me every single step of the way. The harder life gets, the more time I spend in prayer. My prayer for others is they will feel God’s strength in their time of need and I ask for prayers of health for me and my husband. God’s blessings to you

  74. I am in a battle to heal a torn gluteal tendon. I am blessed with a “healing helper” in the form of an accomplished physical therapist. The battle lies in the daily struggle of the “what to do’s” and “not to do’s” to aid the healing process. And for patience as God does the healing in His best way at His perfect time.

  75. I ask for prayer for my dear husband who suffered abuse through his childhood and teen years. Though he is a believer, Satan has continued to echo into his life the words he heard growing up, which remind him whenever he has encountered difficult circumstances and/or rejection, that he “is worthless” and “unlovable”. Please pray for emotional healing that will free him and allow him to feel God’s love. Thank you.

  76. Hey again. I have prayed over each of the requests that you, dear Sisters, have put out here. I am amazed at how our lives have lined up, as I too was a victim of rape, suffered at the hands of an abusive alcoholic husband, was ostracized at my job, which I recenty lost, have relatives dealing with mental illnesses and addictions, and deal with ongoing health issues myself. Praise God who has seen me through it all, because He is faithful! I pray that He will help all of your situations, in His way and in His time. Keep turning your situations over to Him, because our God is the only one who can work it out for you, and remove our chains. Also remember, even if… He is still good!!! Thank you, Sharon, for this writing.

  77. Hi I struggled every day with this I’m crippled I have a disability some people take advantage of my disability but I don’t let it lose my faith

  78. This devotional means so much to me. I feel the Holy Spirit inspired you to write this , and will inspire so many to persevere. Thank you. God bless.

  79. I have been struggling with a pinched nerve since last June and fighting against a 3rd back surgery! I am much better now but the medication I’m on now makes me drowsy and sleepy therefore I have difficulty getting up in mornings. Now on top of this, my closest cousin who is only a year older than me, was diagnosed last week with Stage 4 Brain Cancer! Now I find myself just not wanting to get up in morning. “My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak”
    Thanks for your prayers!

  80. Are You Emotionally Crippled?

    Yes!!! If I could gain control over my emotions my life would be so much better. Fear and anger have been the major players in my life. I’m ready to be truly free indeed!

  81. For the past 4 years I’ve felt emotionally crippled. I lost my Dad and grief has taken its toll on me. I somedays feel guilty even though there is nothing I can do! I struggle to understand why this is so hard when I know my dad is in heaven.

  82. Greetings in Jesus’ Name:

    Having read many of the comments and needs, I would like to share a revelation I have recently received. I was remembering that I was chosen last tor teams in games for elementary school. I knew I needed to have intentional time with my loving heavenly Father to deal with these and other things. As I lay in bed the next morning I heard in my spirit, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you.” John 15:16. Here is the rest of the verse in the New American Standard Bible: “…I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you.” Powerful! After pondering that and other verses with the word chosen in them, I was blessed with an acrostic with the word chosen. Here it is:

    C – called by God – through Jesus. Genuine Love!

    H – holy (a holy calling; irrevocable)

    O – on purpose (for a purpose – His purpose – that’s what matters)

    S – soley His, (for Him, in Him)

    E – eternally – (never ending calling) also enveloped in His love and so much more!

    N – no ranking – God doesn’t rank folks; and Never Alone!

    Praise Him! I hope and pray this blesses all commenters as well as Sharon and others.

  83. This devotional really hit home for me. Lately I’ve been feeling so alone and overwhelmed. I’ve haven’t felt like spending time with God but I do make myself and it does lift me. I’ve been through so much these past few years with my adult son who has autism and it’s a daily battle making sure he’s safe as he makes his way through life. I feel my identity is lost and I want to find who I am and what God calls me to do for his kingdom and have purpose. God Bless and thank you for yours prayers!!

  84. Thank you for this devotion. I long to be free from the burdens of this world. I pray to be free from the hold that the enemy has on my marriage and my husband. It feels like a ping pong ball in my head, just trying to balance everything in life. I pray for all the prayers listed above will all be answered and we can be free together in the Lord.

  85. I have struggled through 2 marriages, both had grown into emotionally abusive situations. My second husbands narcissism & anger became so intense that out of anger he went out into the community to search out our son & grabbed him around the neck. That was the final straw clearly marking a crossing of the boundaries of safety-with the support of my church I enforced the husbands moving out. Unfortunately the emotional scars left my son & I estranged and him experimenting with unhealthy coping alternatives “to deal with his emotions”. I made the choice to admit him to a one year program to get him the help he needed. My other children (all young adults out of the home) were not in agreement. The 3 boys have since come alongside me, the 2 daughters remain estranged & angry at me even though the program has proven to be beneficial for the son who is in it.
    The last 8 months have been , exhausting, devastating, crippling while at the same time an opportunity to seek God, working to view myself through God’s eyes, working to forgive myself and growth.

    God has a purpose for all of this, I will remain faithful and continue to seek him and eagerly await the fruit that will be produced from this whole situation!

    1. Terri-I’m going to be praying for you and your family. One of my best friends had a very similar incident; only instead of attacking her son, he tried to kill her. I pray that God will hold you close and give you the peace that you need to work through all of the pain and emotions running rampant. I will also pray that God touches your daughters hearts and that they see the program is benefiting your son and that they can come alongside you as well.
      Hugs and prayers!

  86. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for many years; I had something happen that shook me to my core. I thought that I had gotten over what this person did to me, however, lately, I feel that I need to address it. I don’t want this person back in my life with all the drama and I’m the one that was hurt, so I’m struggling with WHY I’m the one that has to seek forgiveness. Please pray that God will give me the grace and the words if I’m to seek forgiveness.
    Thank you!!

  87. Please pray for me. I’m suffering guilt and shame for decisions I made years ago that ended my marriage. Some days it’s almost too much to bear and I find myself in an anxious state. I often feel like I’m a fake and living a lie as I struggle ti hold my head high. The stress from it all has caused me to have inner tremors and I see a neurologist in 2 weeks to determine why my feet are going numb. I just want God’s peace in my heart again . I want to be a joyous Christian and truly believe He has forgiven me, But, sometimes I wonder if God even hears my cries.

  88. I am emotionally crippled as I feel responsible for a heartbreak my 23 year old daughter will never recover from. She had a baby at 16 and we all agreed that adoption was the best choice. She has since experienced excessive bouts of depression and anxiety. Then, she was sexually assaulted her first year in college and now suffers from PTSD, has lost 4 years (never graduated due to mental health issues), and tried to commit suicide this past summer. While she has improved greatly (spent 2.5 months in Christian mental health facility), she’s extremely smart and has always struggled to fit in…a multitude of issues. I am racked with guilt that maybe our advice to give baby up was wrong. The reasons was so she could move on. Well she hasn’t. I don’t know if I could myself. Baby is 7 and in a wonderful family. The adoption was definitely orchestrated by God, no doubt until doubt keeps in. Always so sad underneath my smile.

  89. Terri- I join in prayer with you for your precious daughter, I ask that Jesus please touch her with his love – his healing, I pray that she might see that even though life has wounded her – he alone can heal . I pray that each minute, each hour, of each day – when the tormentor comes to dump the past on her , to press her down to destroy her with fear and shame. I pray that she run straight to Jesus and let him take those burdens ( HE WILL). Each day I pray wellness for her mind , that she just give all thoughts to him – every one- good or bad . Jesus please hear our prayers – heal and bless your precious daughters. Thank you Jesus for being our counselor and advocate to our great Father God.
    As for me – I have a Son , sitting in jail , one who declared atheism early in his teenage years- pursuing his drug addicted lifestyle , being overwhelmed and consumed by the devils tricks and temptations- I ask that some way , some one cross his path – that he my Son , would come to Jesus to be saved. My son is IS one of the truly LOST and damaged . please Pray. please Jesus save him.

  90. Please pray that I will be releasef from my daughter and son in law. They are both unkind, hurtful, and mean to me. They talk about my side of the family to her dad’s side of the family, they are very disrespectful to me and my husband, they like being at odds, and it feels like a dark cloud over my head every day. I pray about it continuously, have been yo our altar, and want change so desperately. Please pray I can have a normal relationship with my daughter and her husband. Thank you.

  91. Lord I pray that you would send one of Your own to Claudia’s son to show him the way 🙏 I pray for comfort and hope for Claudia🙏
    I am an emotional wreck today and need Your comfort ,love and clear direction for my life

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