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No Light At End Of Tunnel

I have been in limbo for a long time. The Lord knows what I mean. Without fail, when it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel, the tunnel gets longer. I am exhausted. exasperated, and without family or help. Is there any end?

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trav,

(if i am not mistaken, you live in the lone star.....
---aka on 7/23/11

If you meant me. Actually reside in the mountains. All mountains everywhere inspire me. But, Lone Star State stirs my patriotic side. Have friends and relations there.
It is true....mountains are peaceful and places of observation.
Psalm 72:3
The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
---Trav on 7/27/11


trav,

Gold || gold...brilliant parallel!

(if i am not mistaken, you live in the lone star. G.W. signed my paychecks when i was a security guard for the texas rangers in '96. he owned them at the time. they paid me to watch baseball field level.)

thanks, Frank

As a boy growing up in the late 60s and 70s with older bros, i heard a lot of different music. the following lyrics are written by Stephen Stills from CSN. they have always stuck with me:

"The sky is clearing and the night
has cried enough.
The [Son], he come, the world to soften up.
Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice
but to carry on."
---aka on 7/23/11


trav, that is a denominationally dangerous question to answer especially on CN.

thank you for you concern.
---aka on 7/21/11

You've inspired me on a Friday with your outta tha "box" wisdom.
Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Proverbs 3:13
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
---Trav on 7/22/11


trav, that is a denominationally dangerous question to answer especially on CN.

thank you for you concern.
---aka on 7/21/11


trav, i have done many foolish things in my life, but turning away prayer is not one I have ever done...i think.
---aka on 7/12/11

How ya doing Aka?
---Trav on 7/20/11




Frank, "In the end it will be not by might, not by power, but by his Spirit just as he said.
Trust the Lord to give you strength and light, lean not to your own understanding and keep walking in faith.
May God bless." Amen!
---Christina on 7/16/11


aka,
The way is not only straight and narrow but long as well.
The Lord did say that he that
endureth unto the end shall be saved.
He sent back the Holy Ghost to assist in this journey.
In the end it will be not by might, not by power, but by his Spirit just as he said.
Trust the Lord to give you strength and light, lean not to your own understanding and keep walking in faith.
May God bless.
---Frank on 7/14/11


So you have been "fighting" your way to reach the "light" ahead of you. Look to the past what have you overcome in other struggles and this struggle. Two things you need to do. Get Mandesa's new song "Stronger" awesome song. And go to lifechurch.tv and find Elijah sermon series and listen/watch. It will change your perspective of struggles.
---Scott on 7/14/11


....and panning for gold with you.
---aka on 7/12/11

Am sure you've noticed value of "Truth" Gold seems to be keeping a chart pace with "base" gold.
Things are moving along at pretty fast now....to an expected end either in death or Christ.

Exodus 32:31
And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

Psa 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Cleanse me (trav)...Lord..
---Trav on 7/14/11


aka, "told ya :~)
---aka on 7/13/1 "
Yes you did, and thank you. Many times I randomly respond to posts since there are so many and I don't always have time to read much, let alone all. Sorry, the "blog" was full, but knew you might receive this here.
---christina on 7/14/11




aka, "trav, i have done many foolish things in my life, but turning away prayer is not one I have ever done...i think. it is the only thing i can covet without sinning." I know this was written to Trav, but I want you to know that you are by no means alone in having done many foolish things. I'm glad you are receptive to prayer, I will continue in it as led. Bless you.
---Christina on 7/13/11


//Whether you want it from me or not //

trav, i have done many foolish things in my life, but turning away prayer is not one I have ever done...i think. it is the only thing i can covet without sinning. i appreciate bbqs with you and panning for gold with you.
---aka on 7/12/11


...yet, stand far enough away not to live christ (like Jobs friends)...
---aka on 7/4/11

Forgive, just caught up with your post. You've family you don't even realize.
Whether you want it from me or not trav's praying for ya.
What doesn't kill us....prepares us.
1 Peter4:12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
(No,I've never rejoiced during a trial until recently). An extreme trial, rejoicing part grew, it didn't spontaneously happen or even occur to me) We are stronger...all.
---Trav on 7/12/11


aka--//it is the people of christ who keep calling themselves "a church family", who are bold enough to claim Chirst , yet, stand far enough away not to live christ (like Jobs friends)...//

Isn't that what you said on July 4th?.
Some people made judgements on the basis of this.
But your pain is real, understandable, and the Lord will bring you through. I do pray for you.
---Donna66 on 7/8/11


The third friend joins in...:~)

//You compared yourself to Job// if you read the all the responses, you will see that that is not true. i could say more but i do not think it will matter.

but, the parallels to Job are incredible. In Job, there was also an adjustment based on two types of admonishment. one kind of was of the self-righteous nature based on man's religiosity and the other was of the righteous nature based on God. Some here, through the Spirit, delivered God's Word. A few delivered religiosity based on God's Word.

Job shows us that God is supreme and our friends do matter. i know who exacts change in us and i know to be thankful and forgiving to all my friends in whatever capacity they choose to serve.
---aka on 7/8/11


Your last reply here does not add up to your original statement or replies to others. How convenient, after being admonished, you shift, oh so ever slightly to keep your pride in tact.

You compared yourself to Job, and those around you as the friends of Job. God didn't show Job how far He brought him, but that he himself spoke things he was ignorant of. God also waited to bless him until he prayed for and forgave others. Job's faith did not depend on those around him one bit.
---James on 7/8/11


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Donna66 //aka- I've been a Christian over 30 years, too. You do not HAVE to be like anyone here...or in your church. In fact, don't expect too much of other Christians...anywhere.
We are all a work in progress.//

the funny thing is that i did not say anything about the people in the church that i try to attend. i would have really liked to talk about the real issue at hand, but the Lord had other plans.

i am so glad that i posted the question. the Lord is one-on-one and the spirit works through others. it helped me tremendously just to release it.

During the last few days, the Lord did not show me the end, but he did turn me around to see how far he has brought me. work-in-progress
---aka on 7/8/11


aka: You are self-righteous and ignorant. What I said was true. I tried to help you but you twist it around and make it ugly. You have returned evil for good.

Again, if you don't want help then no one can help you. If what someone else does isn't good enough then you have access to heaven via Christ 24/7 so you just pray continually for yourself.

And you are bitter. And no point throwing my cursing in my face because you are obviously not perfect either.
---poopsey on 7/7/11


aka- I've been a Christian over 30 years, too. You do not HAVE to be like anyone here...or in your church. In fact, don't expect too much of other Christians...anywhere.
We are all a work in progress.

You will note some on this site that you definitely don't want to be like. Keep that in mind, but most important...keep looking unto Jesus. HE's the one you want to be like!
Hbr 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
---Donna66 on 7/7/11


shira, that is a great prayer...thank you.

christina, thank you for prayers.

donna66, to try to relay details at this point is not important. i talk to God about my struggles and other things, but in the end, it always ends with not my will but Thy will. let's just say that i covet your prayers. it does not have to be specific. God knows. thank you.
---aka on 7/7/11


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Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil..for Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever....amen
---shira3877 on 7/7/11


Donna66, that's the problem, aka has never really said what he need, wants or specifics on how we should even pray. I remember asking christina..."can you give me specifics". I KNEW what to pray for.

You see, this way aka is in conrol, and no matter HOW Sincere someone is He is in control to pick and choose who he wants to insult here.

He stated he was a baby in Christ, yet feels he knows who is and isn't this or that, who's Christian and who's not.

My question is, is AKA thinking with a renewed mind, or just the old selfish adam nature. He obviously hates anything that would help renew his mind. If your church is so uncaring, find a caring loving church family.
---kathr4453 on 7/7/11


AKA, I can't believe you have taken EVERYTHING I have said here and JUDGED and insulted, as if you know my thoughts and feelings.

Based on the way you prosess people's words NO WONDER you have pushed your church family away. I believe YOU created an unloving uncaring attitude from others, by your judgemental attitude that has come first from you.

No aka, I'm not miserable at all. I thrive on abuse! But others don't and LEAVE YOU!
---kathr4453 on 7/7/11


Amos 5:7
There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground.


Romans 3:14
Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.

Ephesians 4:31
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
---James on 7/7/11


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aka, I'll be praying for you.
---Christina on 7/7/11


poopsey, strong words since we do not have the benefit of non-verbal communication, which is 97% of all communication. it was a simple statement of fact. reading between the lines (where truth lies), why do you swing from one extreme to the other? if someone is throwing a pity party as you claim, don't you see the wisdom of just backing off as you wanted others to do with you a month ago?

anyway, anything that you say will not result in me cursing at you as you did and will not result in the constant patronizing and sarcasm of the other seasoned christian that defended you in your pity party.

i truly thank everybody here especially you and kathr. it really makes me understand more of God's Word as opposed to human misdeeds.
---aka on 7/7/11


//HIS problem is judging others who claim to be christians.//
If this was said to a couple of other bloggers here who are chronic complainers,I would agree.
Maybe he's suffering from other Christians judging him, or fear that they are. He hasn't elaborated. So we don't know.
But hasn't everyone been in a tunnel of some length? After some victories, it's easy to assume you won't suffer the darkness again. But life, even for Christians, isn't like that. Hopefully the tunnels get shorter.
---Donna66 on 7/6/11


//you've chosen to delay the exit.// -kathr i can go with that too. i never claimed perfection.

//Missery loves company.// is that why you keep coming back posting to the miserable? it seems you love the company.

//Since finances are not an issue, PAY someone to help.// i said finances were not the issue. i did not say finances were not very low...another example of kathr...anyway, it is already paid. keep blessing me with your curses.

btw...i have survived a hurricane that destroyed our house and my parents livelihood when i was a kid and a major earthquake in CA. when i was older. i understand the trials in japan from my own experiences... you are using japan's misfortune now for your own self righteousness.
---aka on 7/6/11


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Okay aka: "poopsey, niceness and kindness are two different things."

That was not a very nice or a very kind thing to say. I am trying to help you and you are ignorant in return.

The problem is your attitude. You just want someone to join your pity party. Sometimes you have to do things alone. You are a big boy now so I am sure you will handle it all right.

You can't help people that don't want help.
---poopsey on 7/6/11


aka, you haven't mis-estimaed the distance, you've chosen to delay the exit. Missery loves company. And it seems you resent those who refuse to keep company with your missery. You love those who are miserable with you, that's all.

When we see so much suffering today, Christians losing their jobs, homes et, yet still have joy....

All those families in Japan still in upheaval,

Gee aka, I thought something was really the matter. Disappointment in others, because they didn't or can't give you what you want...sounds rather selfish to me.

Since finances are not an issue, PAY someone to help.

And remember, other people are dealing with issues too.


You have a blessed day!
---kathr4453 on 7/6/11


//Limbo is a creation of your own disobedience.// kathr

i already said that...

I am just coming through the tunnel and it's not getting longer, i just keep mis-estimating the distance.
---aka on 7/4/11

again, it is not resentment either. if someone chooses to ignore Jesus' warning of many who do miraculous deeds in His name, i can only pray for them and i have and i do.

if i perfectly obey Philippians 4:7-9, i do not think i will end up where you are. jesus did not use sarcasm and fulness of self to admonish anyone.

poopsey, niceness and kindness are two different things.

please, both of you have a blessed day.
---aka on 7/6/11


Okay aka. I'm just going to tell you that bitterness is a bitter pill to swallow. I should be bitter about lots of things but try not to.

I am a fighter and you need to be too. Keep going and do what you have to do to survive. God will sustain you through all things even if you don't feel that is the case. Trust me on that because I have been there more than once.

Right now I am in a spot where I might have to make a long overdue decision that will drastically change my life. I am holding back because I don't want to do the wrong thing but this will be the hardest thing that I have ever had to do in my life.
---poopsey on 7/6/11


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please poopsey...let's not start again. you have little history here. i was not talking about you. if you think that you are included, then you might be onto something. kathr took issue with my honesty and transparency. one little phrase. maybe, it pierces her.

to some either a christian has to be all or nothing. to be born again does imply deliverance again, doesn't it? some kick hard and some kick every so often. and, there are some that have arrived and try and admonish the little ones for kicking at all. are you one of them? (rhetorical)

i appreciated your message. i just do not have time to comment on them all. thank you.
---aka on 7/6/11


poopsey, interestingly as another 30 year plus christian, you know where bitterness and self pity keep you. DOWN and wallering in the flesh. Limbo is a creation of your own disobedience.

Philippians 4:7-8
8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Obey this aka, and you too will be in 25 years with those you resent todday!
---kathr4453 on 7/6/11


Often our lives feel they are in limbo, but not really. Look at Moses who for 40 years tended sheep before God sent him back to Egypt to deliver Israel.

Paul spent umpteen years making tents after he got saved before he was sent to the Gentiles.

So those years, although it appeared as limbo, nothingness, was the most valuable years of all.

Don't underestimate what God is doing in your life. We live by faith, not by sight.
---kathr4453 on 7/6/11


aka: The four or five here that claim authority being a Christian for 30 years or more? I fall into that category. That was not very nice at all. There was absolutely nothing negative in my post to you whatsoever so I think you are the one with the problem.

Also, you were not very nice to kathr either. You have a bad attitude and by your response about other Christians and rejecting help when it is given you show that you have bitterness in you.

Christian's are overcomers and you overcome through Christ. It is not easy but if you are down you just get up and keep going.

If you must have your pity party then have it but don't stay stuck there.
---poopsey on 7/5/11


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kathr,

you mistake sincere pain of a few things for pity.

i know that you have more important people to antagonize with your many askewed posts and your use of Scripture.

i hope one day you will forgive me for making that statement, but thank you for being the example of my observance.

it was just a month ago that you were supporting another pity party, but i am sure you will deny it, defend it, or justify it.

another thing that i noticed is that the four or five here that claim authority because they have been a christian for thirty years or so, are those this five year old christian does not aspire to be.
---aka on 7/5/11


//The letter aleph is silent and the fist letter of the Hebrew bible. God is silent until He opened His mouth and spoke [His Word].

Encouragement--there is light-darkness not comprehend.
John 1:5//
---char on 7/5/11


thank you, friend.

//Treat yourself gently. Don't belittle yourself. When depressed, we say things to ourselves we wouldn't say to an enemy. God loves you. Trust the promises of God.//---doraa9737 on 7/4/11

thank you, friend.
---aka on 7/5/11


aka---//i just keep mis-estimating the distance.// (of the end of the tunnel.)
Don't we all! You are a man of rare wisdom. The Lord, and He alone, will bring you through.

P.S. When you reach the end, be thankful for the sunshine! If another tunnel approaches, I hope it's a lot shorter.
---Donna66 on 7/5/11


Aleph-"oneness in unity" with three parts in one. (One-echad) the gematria being 111
Consist of three letters
A-L-P:

A-aleph=1
L-lamed=30
P-pey=80

Lamed-pictorgraph,a shepards staff. It pricks, as a shephard prod the sheep to perform an action and represents "Authority". It comes from the root "lamad" Meaning to teach or learn."God is the great Lamed-Teacher..

Pey-pictorgraph is a mouth. With the construction of pey there is a "hidden bet" [House of creation]

The letter aleph is silent and the fist letter of the Hebrew bible. God is silent until He opened His mouth and spoke [His Word].

Encouragement--there is light-darkness not comprehend.
John 1:5
---char on 7/5/11


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Hey aka,
How goes it brother?
Word of encouragement...
God is eternal.
Jn 1:1-14
The aleph-bet defined:

aleph-
The very first letter of the aleph-bet and the "Father" of the Aleph-Bet. Its pictorgraph represents an ox head, strenght and leader. It is constructed with two Yods(9th letter of the aleph-bet) and a diagonal Vav (6th letter)-YV or YW.(Ketav Ashurit-classical Hebrew script)
Upper Yod (pictorgraph an arm) is Hidden aspect of YHVH "without end". Lower Yod represents the revelation of YHVH to mankind.
The Vav, (pictorgraph-"hook") is the connectedness "hooked" between two realms.
Vav-thought to respresent humanity.

Humbled, we obtain His Wisdom.
Pro 1:7
---char on 7/5/11


aka,, no i wasn't being judgemental. After so many NICE replies, you came back and said, no my faith is ok, my finances are ok, I'm just disappointed in those who call themselves christians....

well, that changed my tone yes, but not to criticise you, but to encourage you not to look at people but God.

Sorry you failed to grasp that, and instead judged me instead.

I never encourage pitty parties.
---kathr4453 on 7/5/11


On secong thought aka, as one who has been there, done that,and came out stronger by what I shared with you through my own personal experience, you seem to resent anyone who may have victory over this life. If that is what you accuse me of being, so be it.

But on second thought, just waller in the mire, take off those nikes and watch the rest run and finish the race.

There will always be hecklers on the sidelines.
---kathr4453 on 7/5/11


finances and physical needs are not really my concern. it is the people of christ who keep calling themselves "a church family", who are bold enough to claim Chirst , yet, stand far enough away not to live christ (like Jobs friends)...
---aka on 7/4/11

Well, here is aka's real problem, not children, not finances not his faith either.

HIS problem is judging others who claim to be christians.

Well, sorry, but are we asked to judge others who claim to be christians? Is that to cause us to live in a dark tunnel? If so, we should all be there and never come out.

We're living in the last days aka, 2 Timothy 3. Deal with it and MOVE ON!

And God put Job's friends there to test his faith as well.
---kathr4453 on 7/5/11


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I'm sorry for your pain. Limbo is difficult, being without family or help makes it worse. Take comfort in Christ. Read your Bible, pray, sing, listen to Christian music. Enjoy creation. Focus on books/movies with encouraging messages. Treat yourself gently. Don't belittle yourself. When depressed, we say things to ourselves we wouldn't say to an enemy. God loves you. Trust the promises of God.

"He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40
---doraa9737 on 7/4/11


aka, I believe you have a heart for the Lord, and I am confident that He will see you through. The business of caring for children, makes it difficult to set aside a day of just fasting and prayer, as you mentioned. I know the busy'ness could distract me and my focus on the Lord. "little" things, like listening to praise music,or hymns while doing chores, playing a sermon or teaching as I drove kids here and there, and just seeking Him silently whenever possible, could make such a difference. May God bless you
---christina on 7/4/11


Christina, thanks. you encapsulated it pretty well. there are many out there. i said in an earlier post that I was in no doubt of Jesus Christ and everyday it grows because of Him.

Warwick, I believe John. there is no reason for me not to. but, I also believe he is holding onto something that is weighing him down.

I am just coming through the tunnel and it's not getting longer, i just keep mis-estimating the distance.
---aka on 7/4/11


2/2

warwick, i am glad that there is one that heard the cry and responded. i know there are more of you who heard.

please find yourself and someone who needs you on a more constant basis. you might find out, it is you that needs them.

//I will pray that God will bring you peace and a friend who will stand alongside you.//

Please, do not stop until you there is.
---aka on 7/4/11


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Kathr, were your earlier posts an attempt at encouragement or was it just to show you how holy thou art?

have you read your own posts...have you ever read mine? i don't rely on sarcasm, elitism, and supremacy. observation and experience is different than judgement. my biggest observation and experience is that those who seemingly know the word, do not understand or live the word and that you accuse others of judgementalism when the truth shows that you are.

john is where he is and i am were i am, and you can only criticize after your more pious than thou posts. jesus came for the sinners and not the saints.
---aka on 7/4/11


aka, glad to see you back here. I understand your exhaustion with caring for children alone. I was given full custody of mine, there were times I had help, but for the most part, day in and day out, i did not. I too questioned the presence of the love of Christ in some and was hurt by some, but learned through it. Forgiveness, and to take my eyes off of them and put more trust in Christ. How old are your children? If I could help, I would. there were the odd times when someone would come along and take children off my hands, just so I could get some rest, and what a blessing that would be!
---Christina on 7/4/11


John and AKA, boy satan has you both by the tail, swinging you around and around. He's loving it. Causing you to judge others, attacking your faith, etc.

The secret is to look UP, not down and around. People will always disappoint you. AND perhaps it's GOD Himself who has walled off any help from people because He's trying to get your attention.

We can't GROW with bitterness in our hearts. YOU must forgive as Christ forgave..."Father forgive them for they know not what they do".

AND maybe whne you come through this YOU will be more sensative and compassionate to others you in the past ovverlooked.
---kathr4453 on 7/4/11


John, let me say-I don't believe you!
---Warwick on 7/4/11


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AKA, It looks like the same thing I'm going through, Raising both my kids all alone/ with no money ever! All the so-call Christian churches would not even give me a can of beans Or even give me a dime to feed my kids. The only church that helped us was the Orthodox, then a Jew, then a moslem, then a secular liberal. I visited several Baptists, Evangelicals, Fundimentals NOT A ONE WOULD HELP, IN FACT THEY WERE ALL NASTY AND COLD!!!

But... hey they do know the right way to Baptise and they did say they'll pray for me(Its Free). These were the Pastors/Members and they will soon be the Goats in Matt25

The suggestion I gave you I I've tried myself, but nothing changed. I was hoping it would work for you.

G-d Bless you AKA!!!
---John on 7/4/11


1/2...

i am thankful for all of you who are sincere at heart (as sincere as you can be). my question was not in doubt of jesus christ. it was really of myself and others (who claim christ). delusion is a perfect word.

john, i would like to, but if i took one day as you suggested, my children would not have anyone to care for them all day. that is where my exhaustion and exasperation lie. no family...no help.

finances and physical needs are not really my concern. it is the people of christ who keep calling themselves "a church family", who are bold enough to claim Chirst , yet, stand far enough away not to live christ (like Jobs friends)...
---aka on 7/4/11


Read every blog! "more excellant way"brings it down to a Reality check! I believe from the way you speak here..reminds me of And I mean to bring out a point here my town all know yes, I am a cancer parient! And NO I do not feel sad..Honest, God has blessed Me thru & other past troubles! It gives me the Will! Give it over to God! I don't let CANCER have DOMINION! Lady said oh! I have a cold! I can't take it!.. I look at her ha! You know what I got.... She look' and say Oh! My God!! I do want NO negative all I want be As GOD desires..... BE HAPPY! Regardless... This just make ME give more praise to God! Get into the word! Digest it n your Spirit! ELENA
---ELENA on 7/3/11


Do you remember the song, " The bear climbed over the montain, the bear climbed over the mountain, the bear climbed over the mountain, and what do you think he saw? He saw another mountain, he saw another mountain....

WELL, it's not what's really over the mountain that matters...it's the CLIMB that matters.

Don't look for a light at the end of the tunnel, it's just another TRAIN comming at you.

Psalm 18:32-34
32It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. 33He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places. 34He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

---kathr4453 on 7/2/11


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Im pressing on the upward way, New heights Im gaining every day,
Still praying as Im onward bound,Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
Lord, lift me up and let me stand, By faith, on Heavens table land,
A higher plane than I have found,Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay Where doubts arise and fears dismay,
Though some may dwell where those abound, My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.
I want to live above the world, Though Satans darts at me are hurled,
For faith has caught the joyful sound, The song of saints on higher ground.
I want to scale the utmost height And catch a gleam of glory bright,
But still Ill pray till Heavn Ive found, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
---kathr4453 on 7/2/11


aka:
I can relate to what you describe also. Reminding myself to trust in God's promises helps me.

Josef posted:
"No temptation [or hardship] has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." 1Cr 10:13

God's word/counsel is the way of escape for us.

He is working in your life even though it may seem like being in limbo/wilderness.

Wait on the Lord:
"...knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." Jam 1:2-4
---Haz27 on 7/2/11


aka, yes there is. Remember Jesus is the author and perfector/finisher of your faith.

Just keep trusting. Remember Job, there was an end to that, and we also see in the NT, Job is brought to our mind.
---kathr4453 on 7/2/11


AKA, May G-d Bless you. I am going through the same thing myself. For Years on end!

Maybe if you stop and dedicate 1 day of fasting reading and praying and singing hymms. Close the doors (ALL OF THEM!). Shut off the phone and spend one day with G-d without distraction. Most especially the ones in your mind. (i.e Financials etc)

He will find you!
---John on 7/2/11


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Keep on trusting God and do not give up.Pray and pray.God knows the exact time when to rescue us-not too early or not too late.But just the exact time to accomplished His work in us.Faith is... when you do not rely your belief on what you can feel or see but instead putting your trust in God's words and promises
---mj on 7/1/11


I have a sweet sister in the Lord who God uses to minister to me when I am struggling. During my divorce, I felt completely overwhelmed and lost. She ministered Jeremiah 29:11 to me. I would sit on my couch and cry, praying to the Lord asking Him to help me believe that He has plans for me. I would tell Him I was struggling to believe that His plans for me were for good.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
---Trish on 7/1/11


aka,come to me all ye who are heavy laden and i will give you rest.the world can and does beat you down,it happens to us all,but rejoice in the lord,remembering we are on a journey towards home.
---tom2 on 7/1/11


Aka my blog to you inspired me to visit my troubled friend. We had a good chat and prayer together. His balance is slowly returning and he has enrolled into a specific computer course so as to pursue a career. Good news.

I will pray that God will bring you peace and a friend who will stand alongside you.

BTW when I wrote 'delusion' I actually meant to write disillusionment!
---Warwick on 7/1/11


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aka, blessings.
matt 12:20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till He leads justice to victory
---christina on 6/30/11


Aka, I have experienced delusion and disappointment in my life but probably not as you have, and do. However this world of ours is a mess because of sin and Jesus is the only answer.

At the moment I am trying to be a friend to a neighbour who has recurring psychological problems, no home of his own, no friends other than me, serious health problems from being overweight-(150kg/330lbs!) no job, little money and little hope of anything better. The Lord led me to witness to him and he was saved. In all his mess he somehow is able to sing praises to the Lord. Literally. We sometimes hear his booming voice singing or reading from Scripture.

What I can do for you is bring your hurt before the Lord. He is compassionate.
---Warwick on 6/30/11


Do you feel 'about to give up'? (stop living in denial and finally become a BACKSLIDER). Fine, but when will you choose to become "clay to the potter"?...THEN, you will become a "prodigal SON" and find the warm LOVE RELATIONSHIP DEVOTION that you had always wanted (if in deed you have always wanted one).

If you don't just love Him because you're TOLD TO, but because you love/admire HIS WAYS, become a backslider from TRADITION/MAN and be like an Athenian (Acts 17) discovering God's true identity/truth.
---more_excellent_way on 6/30/11


aka, how can we help you? I can cook meals for you and your children. How would I get them to you? I'm up North, you're down South.

Are you connected to a church that maybe the women can help you out? with babysitting? and cooking meals? I just rec'd steaks on dry ice, maybe I can send you meals packed in dry ice...where would I buy it?
I will absolutely be in prayer for you and your situation. ((huggss)))
---Donna5535 on 6/30/11


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it is bec. of blind obedience. making verse that does not make sense work
---mike on 6/30/11


AKA "No temptation [or hardship] has overtaken you except such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." 1Cr 10:13
"My brother, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." Jam 1:2-4
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to [His] purpose. Rom 8:28
---josef on 6/30/11


Dear friend you are going through fiery trials and tribulations. I hope you don't be fooled by the devil and destroy yourself. God is with you,regardless of what it feels like. Don't get overwhelmed by your circumstances and go by what you see. Believe Jesus and know you are loved and God will take care of you. Pray a lot and don't become bitter. Continue love the Lord. He never said it would be easy in this life. So we should not expect things to be that way. Sometimes we go through, for reasons beyond us. Please read Psalm 73. This psalm is very comforting, for your situation.It was for me. GBU
---Robyn on 6/30/11


I know how you feel. I have been there many times. I think this is a test of your faith and is meant for you to get even closer to Christ and develop a stronger and deeper faith and reliance on God.

This is not easy or fun to go through but the only thing you can do is hold on to Christ and pray and commune with him all day and night if necessary. God will sustain you and preserve you through all circumstances if you put your trust in him.
---poopsey on 6/30/11


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the lord keeps his loved ones, and don'e accept the lie that the faithfull, are exempt of temptations. know that the Lord was with Job during all his trials.
---andy3996 on 6/30/11


aka, even without specifics, this seems similar to a period in my life. Limbo, I'm assuming, is an intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place, rather then the Catholic definition. The light at the end of the tunnel, getting further away may be a testing.I too have been exhausted, and very much alone even with others around (children). For me, a part of it, was coming to an end of self, and many issues I struggled with. Keep calling out to the Lord, seek Him, and seek Him more, He IS the light, don't look at the tunnel,just Him, it's all about Him. remember, seek Him first..all these things will be added unto you. He is the answer to all things, so even if the place you are in is not similar to mine, He's still the answer. Bless you
---christina on 6/30/11


Since you now have as many as 125 words at a time, you can elaborate now.

I don't claim to be the Lord, unlike some people here, and I don't know what you mean.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/30/11


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