Prayer and Counsel

Discussion in 'Spiritual Warfare' started by JesusIsLord, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. JesusIsLord

    JesusIsLord Puritan Board Freshman

    Brothers, I am experiencing overwhelming despair. My wife has had many problems with her stomach and that has come with alot of pain and hospital visits. Today she had another episode of pain and I became overwhelmed with her pain. I have spiraled into despairing about God and his goodness. I am overwhelmed with how much pain there is in this world. Im trying to find comfort in Gods word but find none. I ask for prayer for my bride and I. I cant seem to find hope in this.
  2. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    We have all been there to one degree or another wondering if God is good. And if you can't feel Him try to realize he is so close to you right now.
  3. Afterthought

    Afterthought Puritan Board Junior

  4. Contra_Mundum

    Contra_Mundum Pilgrim, Alien, Stranger Staff Member

  5. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Stay in the Bible and prayer, but also make sure that both of you reach out to your cell group, or to close Christian friends who will share the pain with you!

    Worst thingto do is disconnect from God and His family during these times...
  6. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Pablo, I am praying for you and your wife in this.

    There is a lot of pain in the world - C.S. Lewis had a reason to write The Problem of Pain. One of the things my wife and I have found helpful to keep in mind is that God did not refuse to bear the cost of that. God the Son assumed a true human nature, body and soul, that was capable of pain, grief, and great distress. In that way it became clear how truly Isaiah remarked that "in all their afflictions, he was afflicted." The burden of suffering is not one you are called upon to bear alone, but one that we carry in communion with our Saviour.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2016
  7. Berean

    Berean Puritan Board Doctor

    Praying for you and your bride, Pablo. I'm sorry for the pain you're experiencing.
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