Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Emergency prayer warriors needed!!!

Okay folks...we need some serious prayers and I am turning to you all for help. I cannot go into great detail about the situation, but we really need prayer!

I am nearing the end of my rope and my husband is farther down than I am at the moment. We are up against a huge wall right now and we just can see no way out. There is not even any light!! There are no cracks, no holes, and apparently no top sides or bottom to it!! Apparently God has us here and has kept us here for the last 18 or so months for some purpose of His. But it is getting really bad and the next few days/weeks are going to be tough to say the very least.

As specific as I can get:
~ pray for widsom for David as he tries to resolve this
~pray for calm and peace for David as he tries to figure out what to do about the current situation
~pray for his health as he tries to keep the ulcer calm and not have a heart attack or a stroke at the same time from all the stress.
~pray for me as I try to keep it all together between us, the girls and my father. Pray that I can keep things on an even keel so that the girls don't have to go through any more and so that the tension in our house doesn't get any worse.
~pray for an end to the valley we have been in for over a year now...it just keeps getting worse and we are at our wits end.
~pray for God to send some relief, some answers, some relief, some blessings, some relief, and that he will show us out the way to get out of the pit that we are in. David and I both feel like we have been trudging in a mud swamp for so long now.
~pray for Godly friends for both David and I. We desperately need friends in our lives right now.
Especially David. When we moved from Johnson City, David lost two of his dear friends and he really needs someone in his life!

I'm sorry this is so cryptic. I wish I could say more, but I cannot. Please lift us up in prayer.

In HIS Mighty Grip~
Shelley

13 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Shelley ~ We ain't much spiritually at the moment, but the Husband and I will be praying for y'all. Hugs!

Eileen said...

I'm so sorry you are struggling, Shelley! (We are too, but probably not to the same degree as you, it's hard!) I'll be praying for you and David.

prechrswife said...

I was just thinking about you earlier. We're praying here. I'm going to email you, too. (((((Hugs))))) and prayers...

The Morris Family said...

Shelley- there is POWER in prayer-
Keeping you close in thought and prayer- knowing you and David will feel a renewed sense of peace and also strength from HIM...

Psalm 46:1

Karen

Shelley said...

L, Eileen, Dusty and Karen,

Thank you so much. We appreciate any and all prayers. I know life is hard all over, but I just wonder "how much longer Lord, can this go on!!!"
Thanks again my friends!!
Shelley

Kim said...

Trust in these times can get tough, I don't have any words of wisdom to share but I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone. Sometimes just knowing that helps, I hope it does for you too. Praying you see the light at the end of the tunnel soon.

Angie said...

you know I love you and you know I will keep praying!
Angie

Becki party of 5 said...

Praying for you tonight dear friend.
Love ya.
Becki

Shelley said...

Kim, Angie and Becky,
Thank you thank you thank you for your kind words and your continued prayer! It means so much!!
I was so very low earlier today...so angry and frustrated. Nothing has changed in our situation...in fact it has gotten worse, but the prayers of faithful friends have lifted me up and I don't feel nearly as discouraged as I did earlier!!
Thank you all...don't stop!!
Shelley

sarahb said...

Oh Shelley, I just am holding you and your family in my prayers and in my heart. I wish I were there to give you a big hug and some practical help too!
Know that we are thinking of you!

Stacey Sawicki said...

Shelley,
Jason and I will most definitely be praying for you, David, the girls and your father. Know we are lifting you up!
Love and miss you all,
Stacey Sawicki

Shelley said...

Sarah and Stacey,
Thank you! All of your prayers are so appreciated!!!
Shelley

Anonymous said...

Shelley and David,

You have friends who are just a little north. (In MD.) I wish we lived closer......as I read your email in the blog, I sensed a real urgency for one thing in particular. I don't know what it is, and that's ok, but I just wanted you to know that GOD IS IN CONTROL! Don't let anyone/anything tell you differently.

I know you know that. But when your in the valley, it's hard to see. As my mom said, when you are in the valley, and the lowest of where you are.....you can only look up and pray on your knees for strength for another day. So true!

You guys are in our prayers! We love you and miss you. Lord bless you guys richly and SOON! Pleeze? Prwetty pleeze? :o) As Matthew would say......

Kristen