I'm asking the forum to pray for some friends of ours that we know from church. The husband has recently left his home to move in with a relative.
When talking with him on the phone, he's been extremely bitter and angry with his life. Our church disfellowshipped him because he plans to file for divorce instead of reconciling with his wife. They have 3 kids, and the wife doesn't even now how she's going to pay her bills. He's abandoned the family financially.
They've had numerous struggles throughout their 10 year marriage, but this is more severe than ever. The wife has struggled with control issues, and the husband has struggled with anger and pornography issues. The wife made a decision to file an order of protection against him.
The fact is she would take him back in a heartbeat, but he won't budge. He's very angry against the church and perhaps God. He's been showing signs of a midlife crisis; using profanity when I'm on the phone, partying, drinking.
Please pray for them. Pray that the Lord helps to restore this family. Thank you.
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Oh my, that is serious. We will pray as I don't know what else would work. I've seen these before and when one side rejects God, it is an up hill struggle of the worst kind. But, God can do all things. Only God knows how hard his heart is. Nikanor
KK, Let me know how this progresses. Can you talk to him? Yes, the church seems to offend more people than helps which I am sure isn't totally true but the perception is important to many and we need to recognize that and admit that we are sinners too - we all are. The church will make mistakes but we need to admit them, repent and change. Hopefully, you can be the spark of light for him in a dark world. Be the salt that flavors his perception of the church and world. Jesus death on the cross was just for this situation, forgiveness was one of his primary purposes and lessons to us. It will be a sad story if he just fades away as a bitter old man who didn't even try to make things right. Praying with faith, Nikanor
Amymine712: It's central
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Will: 'Why should I stay in the grave when the stone has been rolled away?' - SavedbyGrace
Mar 3, 2020 23:17:39 GMT -7
Amymine712: This spring forward stuff is for the birds. Wish I still lived in Arizona.
Mar 8, 2020 5:56:26 GMT -7
teetop: Yeh, time changes are a nuisance, even though we've been doing it for many years.
Apr 10, 2020 4:29:14 GMT -7
teetop: Well at this time we are still in lockdown mode to keep us safe.
Apr 17, 2020 8:56:54 GMT -7
Amymine712: Lock down is a trial run for communism...and I have fully decided I will never vote for anyone that would bring that into my country.
Apr 18, 2020 7:30:32 GMT -7
teetop: Well Amymine712, it has been years since I looked up some measures congress passed a very long time ago. President Kennedy just before he was assassinated in one of his very last speeches he warned the American People just about that type of power.
Apr 20, 2020 20:15:19 GMT -7
teetop: Kennedy warned the American people that there are certain circumstances where the President could declare a national disaster and put the whole country under martial law can under special circumstances become a Dictator.
Apr 21, 2020 3:51:42 GMT -7
savedbygrace: We are in a very unusual circumstance. Lockdown probably not the most accurate word. Both our state governors as well as the federal government have restricted behoviors that would have caused many more people to die.
Apr 21, 2020 6:31:04 GMT -7
teetop: Right-on savedbygrace, though we may not like it, it is true that many people ignore these simple safety measures.
Apr 21, 2020 23:16:30 GMT -7
Amymine712: Unfortunately some are taking their new found powers too far. Michigan's governor being one.
Apr 22, 2020 6:15:57 GMT -7
teetop: OK, what did Michigan's govenor do?
Apr 22, 2020 7:13:00 GMT -7
Amymine712: Banning people from doing yard work, buying seeds, cooking outside, driving with another person...
Apr 23, 2020 2:30:51 GMT -7
Amymine712: Montana one town has to wear arm bands to buy things at stores.
Apr 23, 2020 2:32:14 GMT -7
javajake: May the Lord protect us all from this strange virus. Also from the evil politicians who will use it to take control over our freedoms.
Apr 23, 2020 6:52:51 GMT -7
teetop: As most know that if we take the time to obey God, we will rightly decern the times. I would also point out that if we take note
May 14, 2020 16:20:15 GMT -7
teetop: that though the death toll seems high, I would suggest you look at the numbers a little closer. Take note as to how many are dying with complications from something else. And secondly, the death toll is nowhere near the number incurred in 1918, [/b
May 14, 2020 16:25:54 GMT -7
teetop: from the Spanish Flu. Secondly, Christ spoke about these very things, Matt. 24
May 14, 2020 16:33:19 GMT -7
Amymine712: You got it Tee!
May 15, 2020 18:25:27 GMT -7
Dominic: Yes, I am reminded that Jesus spoke of plagues in the end times. I think the COVID-19 meets that criteria.
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