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Re: Asking for prayers again (still) » Spector

Posted by Jon90211 on March 23, 2006, at 11:16:49

In reply to Re: Asking for prayers again (still) » jon90211, posted by Spector on March 23, 2006, at 2:45:32


I was glad to get your post. I have been praying for you daily and know that you are going to come through this. I realize that's probably of little comfort, but I myself have benefited greatly from the faith and encouragement of others. I pray that I can be an encourager to you.

No matter what it seems like, you are not abandoned. God tells you in Deuteronomy 31:8 "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." I know how hard it is to hear that when you're suffering, but it is THE TRUTH and no matter what happens we must trust in what God says.

David felt completely abadoned also, but he continued to believe in the God of Israel no matter what.Psalm 22:1-3
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from saving me,
   so far from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
   by night, and am not silent.
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
   you are the praise of Israel."

Echoing David in Ps 22, Jesus' last words as he hung on the cross were "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This was a man who trusted God more than anyone who ever walked the earth, yet he also felt abandoned. But God had great plans for him as evidenced by his resurrection and the hope that he has given to countless souls.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that by feeling abandoned, you are not alone. In fact, you are in very good company. God loves you, Nomi... and it hurts him deeply to see you suffer. He is a loving Father. To see you his daughter go through so much pain must be very very difficult for him because He knows the blessings He has ahead for you. It is not God that is causing you to suffer, it's the devil.

By the way, just because you are Jewish doesn't mean you can't believe what Jesus says. He was born Jewish and died for everyone. In fact, because they were God's chosen, the people of Israel were very special to Jesus. Jesus speaks words of life, words that help us have a pure relationship with our loving Father. That was Jesus' purpose - to restore our relationship with God. Don't let "religion" get in your way - Jew vs. Christian or Muslim. That is a tatic of Satan... to divide. God is much greater than that.

Nomi, I am also going through my own journey of discovering God. One thing I've realized is that if it were not for my suffering, I would not be seeking Him so aggressively. Everyday I pray that I would have a deeper faith. A lot of the time it feels like I have zero faith and that God is not there, but I know I must press on and believe.

I started a fast this week and am expecting God to reveal himself in big ways. Among other things I am praying for this week, I am asking Him to come into your situation in a mighty way. I believe he will! And as Jesus says in Mark 9:23 "Everything is possible for him who believes"

Have you ever tried fasting? I have been reading a lot about the amazing healing benefits of fasting. It's quite amazing. If you haven't tried fasting, you may want to give it a try. check out this website for a good overview on fasting

Also, if you are interested in exploring the Bible online, is a great resource. You can even listen to the Bible there. Pretty cool.

I know in my situation, I've needed every bit of hope and encouragement I could get. Just know that even though I don't know you, I am right here cheering you on. You will have victory over this!

I pray that you experience some relief and that your nightmare is coming to an end very soon. I'm expecting great things.

God will bless you, Nomi.





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