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Really In Need of Encouragement/Good News

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by TheApostleJohn, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. TheApostleJohn

    TheApostleJohn Newbie

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    As some of you may know I've done a number of prayer threads about applying for PHD programs or trying to get a job. I've been rejected for all of them as of today. I'm still stuck living with my parents and feel really hopeless and depressed, as bad as I've ever felt in my life. Please pray that I would get some encouragement or good news in the next week or so to cheer me up and give me some hope for the future.
     
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  2. ilovejcsog

    ilovejcsog The way....

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    I am so sorry you are down and I pray for some happy news for you soon. I think God must have something bigger and better in mind for you. Don't lose faith.
    God Bless you!
     
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  3. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Do not turn to the right or the left; Supporter

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    God’s blessings John!
     
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  4. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

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    Will pray, John! Bless you.
     
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  5. St_Worm2

    St_Worm2 Senior Member Supporter

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    Hi @TheApostleJohn, the Lord often answers our prayers in one of three ways, yes, no, or wait. Option three can be the most frustrating (just ask Job), but when "wait" (or "no") is the answer we receive from Him, it gives us the opportunity to grow in Christlikeness/sanctification in ways that a "yes" answer may not provide us with (as we patiently wait upon the One who loves us so, the One who knows us/knows what we truly need far better than we could ever hope to ourselves, the One we trusted enough to surrender the reins of our lives to when we first came to Him in faith :)).

    One of my very favorite verses is this one (it's an admonishment with a promise attached to it):

    Psalms 37
    4 Delight yourself in the Lord
    *, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    The first half of the verse is the only part we need to concern ourselves with. The key is not found in chasing after the desires of our hearts, the key is in chasing after Him*.

    Hang in there! Praying for you!

    God bless you! (Numbers 6:24-26; Isaiah 40:31; Romans 8:28)

    --David
    p.s. - here are some quotes from Elliot and Spurgeon that I hope you'll find encouraging.

    This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness - in short, to learn the depths of the love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us. ~Elisabeth Elliot

    Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.... The love of God did not protect His own Son.... He will not necessarily protect us - not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process. ~Elisabeth Elliot

    God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to. ~Elisabeth Elliot

    I've learned to kiss the waves that throw me up against the Rock of Ages. ~Charles H. Spurgeon
     
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  6. Mydreams

    Mydreams Well-Known Member

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    Lord bless TheApostleJohn, and this prayer, Let blesswith a good news soon. In Jesus loving name, Amen!
     
  7. Jesus' Follower

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    Praying the Lord answers your requests.

    Blessing :prayer::amen:
     
  8. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    May God open the door to something better than you have ever perceived and may you be blessed beyond expectations with God's wonderful grace.
    Keep in mind that God's timing is much different than ours.
     
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  9. sunshine100

    sunshine100 Love God Love people Supporter

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    I'm so sorry to hear this,I'm praying for you,hang in there
     
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  10. Greg Merrill

    Greg Merrill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not having a job and living with parents is not as bad as being on your own and not having a job. Be thankful for living with your parents, and know that this can change.
    Father, give this one patience, contentment in You, and hope of finding a job and being able to get out on their own and supporting them self one day. May they live to please both You and their parents, serving both, until they leave that home. May they represent You well under these circumstances. Amen.
     
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