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April 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm #8261MariaGuest
I am a single mom of two girls, 14 and 12 years old. My oldest has been struggling with depression and anxiety. She has had some episodes of cutting herself and has had some suicidal ideation. We have been going to therapy every week together since October, and she seems to be doing much better. She has lost her faith, which terrifies me, and sometimes we fight over it because I have a tremendous amount of faith, and believe that if she had also, it would help her.
I also have been struggling with my boyfriend, Jeff, since we found out about my daughter. We have been seeing each other for years, and planned to get married in the near future. He has been incredibly supportive, but I feel that he is having second thoughts about moving forward. He says that it is that he is just trying to figure out how to best combine our lives, so that it is easy on the girls, but I get the feeling that maybe the issues with my daughter are a little too much for him. He is the love of my life, and knew it from the moment I met him over 15 years ago. He always puts the girls’ best interest first. I want to give the girls some stability, and I know that giving them an environment in which God comes first, and that is full of love and respect, will help to heal many of the burdens they have experienced in their lives.
Please pray for my daughter Gianna, that she may find peace in God’s love. That she may realize how perfect and beautiful she is, as she was created in His image, and she may find strength to heal from the depression and anxiety, and resist behaviors of which He does not approve.
Also, please pray that God present himself to Jeff and bestow upon him grace and mercy. That he may understand, feel, and receive his unconditional love. Please pray, if it is His will, that we move forward with our plans to get married, so that we (my daughters, he and I) may live together in a happy, Christian home.
April 7, 2015 at 5:54 am #8273MOPKeymaster
Praying for you and your family Maria. Also want to share this prayer for depression https://missionariesofprayer.org/2014/06/prayer-depression-tips-cope/ and then some bible verses that may help you as well as Gianna get through this time. https://missionariesofprayer.org/2015/02/bible-verses-depression/
January 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm #13683DeborahGuest
I am going to assume that the love of your life, Jeff, is the father of the two precious girls who are your daughters. If he will not marry you, he is not fit to have any access to you or your children. God’s Word is good, a light to our souls. Stand on it. Do not give any man a higher place and regard than you give to God, your Creator and heavenly Father and the Father of your Saviour and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Listen to HIM. Trust HIM.
May God protect your daughters from any and all harm as they grow, tender plants that they are. May He heal them – and especially Gianna in this instance – from any and all damaging influences and effects. May He fulfil His promise, grace and truth that He is, the Sun of Righteousness who has healing in His wings, to personally teach your two precious daughters of their good Father in heaven’s fierce love for them: they belong to Him. He will avenge anyone who dares to harm them in any way: He is just and the source of love itself. May His SHALOM peace rest on Gianna and her sister – and may it be great.
As you thank God for blessing you with not one but two children and as you thank Him for blessing each of them with _________ (name every attribute, every aspect of each girl you notice), He is faithful to set them apart/make them sacred.
May God bless you richly; may the love of God flow through you to your daughters so they can experience the security of God’s provision in every way. May He remove any and all threats to their safety and well-being; may His divine presence in them protect them against any and all evil. May Christ shine in all your lives like a light to chase away any darkness into oblivion.
The day is dawning! God is faithful to do His will; He preserves the souls of His godly ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. (Ps 97) Gianna and her sister have a future and a hope, thanks to their Father God in heaven and their elder brother, Jesus the Christ!