Collaborate without boundaries

"Who are you?"

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I just got back this evening from five days at the beach with my daughter. A much needed vacation. It was bittersweet. As much as I enjoyed spending the time with my daughter, I really missed DH.  I haven't heard anything from DH since the day our divorce was final, almost 2 weeks now.  That's the longest we have gone with no contact.  It's really quite miserable.   I suppose that's how God has felt when I needed to be in communication with him and chose not to.   So many times I've wanted to pick up the phone and call DH to share something about my day with him.  Sometimes still this just doesn't seem like it could be real.

I told my counselor before I left on vacation that I'm having a hard time praying right now. It's not that I am upset with God, not at all. It's that I don't feel like I know what to pray for anymore.  For so long, I prayed the same prayers, begging God to spare me from divorce.  Begging the Holy Spirit to work in DH's heart.  My counselor suggested that I ask God "who are you?"  That I ask God to reveal to me who he is through this experience. And she suggested that I start by looking at all the different names that are used to describe God in scripture. I'm going to work on that this week.
  • For me, God is "my everything". He's been a shelter during this storm, peace, joy, love, provider, judge, jury, truth, just everything I've needed him to be.

    I pray you find what you're seeking for.

  • that is a very insightful counselor. I know how you feel, I have at those times spent time just recounting the things he has done in the situation and other times I have seen him at work in my life and in the lives of others, I know this sounds strange but it is these times that I feel closest to God and, some times, when I am quiet, he gives me a glimpse into the lives foe those I am praying for. don't forget to praise and glorify God in your praying time or forget to be thankful Rom. 1:21

  • I saw a list of God's names a few weeks ago. It could be a long and involved study. I dread the time after the d. I keep being told that this gets easier but its been one year since my wife walked out on me and I swear it gets worse every day. I think about her constantly. I'm not sure if I can cope so your words are very important for me.

  • Maybe it was a book that went with the movie War Room.  I can not remember.  but I read a book that listed so many names the bible used for God and the meanings if I remember.  It was overwhelming for me to read.  

    In prayer, sometimes it may be best to be still....And listen.  But try to always include a bit of time in prayer to be quiet and give Him time to speak.  

    I have for a long time had trouble really praying. Maybe it's just part of the growth we go through. I have no idea.  

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