Nov 28, 2007

A Little Sharing, A Little Whining...It Happens Sometimes

I had two dear friends ask me this week how they could pray for me, and I had another dear relative offer to clean my house for me. My set response is always, "I'm fine, please don't worry about me. Help someone who really needs it." Who am I kidding? I need prayer and I need some help every once in a while. I don't know why I think God doesn't send His help in the form of other Christians to give us a hand when we need. Not only do I need the occasional maid, I need some prayer warriors to join with me on a few things.

*First, my house has now been on the market for one year. Skip and I are trying to rent it now-very cheap, and I would love to have that happen before my next house payment is due.
*Second, I would love to be able to think of Christmas without a pit in my stomach of how I'm going to buy gifts while paying two mortgages.
*Third, I would love for Skip's upcoming dental work to go well, and not be an astronomical price and no infections would surface.
*Fourth, I would love to be able to lay all of the three previous things on the altar, and believe God for everything without hesitation. I have seen God work in such amazing ways in my life, but I am feeling very weak at the moment, yet still trying to hope and have joy. And for once, I cannot blame my emotional state on PMS. It's just little ole human ME. Thanks for letting me vent(0:

10 comments:

Susie said...

Within 5 minutes of writing this my brother called me to ask if it was okay that we didn't exchange gifts this year except for the kids. Woohoo, a prayer already answered! He doesn't even read my blog. Thank you Jesus, now I can cross two names off my list.

Kathleen Marie said...

You are so in my prayers. My sisters and I did away with gifts for our kids and each other a long time ago. Now, we buy if we want to and can. I pray all your prayers are answered. You have spoken them and now they are on the altar of the Lord! Wonderful!

As for other gifts for people, think of simple ones you can make. I firmly believe this expensive gift giving has gotten way out of hand.

Hugs to you! Merry Christmas!

Laurel Wreath said...

Praying for you. We are debating on the renting also with our house. Sigh.

Praise God for answered prayer.

Debbie said...

Hey Susie, I'll definitely be praying for you! No gifts for the adults is great with Tony and I too. I am praying that God will take all of this off your shoulders.

I love you,
Debbie

Susan said...

praying for you! i know it is frustrating, and I am so glad that you shared with us your heart. I will be praying for the house, I do everytime I pass by a FOR SALE sign in the area. Seriously, it's true!

God bless your journey!
Susan

Ruth said...

I will be praying for you!!

Tiffany said...

Hey girl,
I've got you covered in prayer all over. You are allowed to vent and get frustrated. I'm here if you need an ear to listen. Miss you alot!!!! I'm thinking a much deserved trip to Victoria is way pass due. Love you

Andrea said...

Having just been in the two mortgage boat (for TWO years!), I feel your pain - especially with Christmas coming up. We rented out our house too for awhile. I will pray that all goes smoothly for you. And that you will be released from this worry.
HANG IN THERE!

Linda said...

It is good to know how to pray for you Susie. It really helps and encourages to know you are being prayed for. We all need one another. That's how He made us!

momrn2 said...

It's ok to be human! That's how God created us! :-)

I can totally relate to the stress of 2 homes! Praying even now for God's peace and settling of His spirit as you continue to take the steps of each new day.

Praying for answers to come in ways you least expect it... but that bless your socks off!!