I need prayers :(

United States
April 20, 2013 3:00pm CST
When it rains, it pours. I'm just going to note each issue as short as possible. We just need prayers. I can't find a job - been trying to start up daycare again, but no luck. Getting way behind in bills. We have water in our basement and have been working to get it out but in the meantime had to turn off the furnace because the water was over a foot deep and rising. The water drowned the heater pilot, so no hot water. We are using portable heaters and the oven. Luckily, it has finally warmed up to 47 degrees outside, for today anyway. It's supposed to be spring but the weather hasn't been cooperating very well. Our truck broke down so now we only have the car, which has it's own problems so I hope it doesn't break down. My dad is in the nursing home and has parkinson's. Mom feels terrible that she can't take care of him and make him better. They are in their 80's. They come from an era of loyalty to each other. They take their wedding vows seriously and literally. They truly love each other for good and bad, sickness and health. They have been married for almost 60 yrs. We live only 40 mins away, but is getting harder to go see them because of mounting bills and more stuff breaking down. So we just need prayers to help us get through this rough patch and prayers that I can get daycare started again. Thank you.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
20 Apr 13
I'm so sorry you're having all this trouble at once! Of course, I'll pray for you. Sometimes it seems as if the whole world is attacking us and trying to break our spirit, destroy our faith, and ruin everything we've worked for. But remember that God never burdens you with anything you can't handle with His help. I'll be thinking of you and praying for you!
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• United States
20 Apr 13
Very much appreciated! I know God doesn't give us more than we can handle, but he sure knows how to push the limit! haha
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• United States
20 Apr 13
It surely does seem that way, doesn't it?
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• United States
20 Apr 13
Hey Scoop, sorry you and your family are going through so much. We've all been there when it seems like the sky is falling on us. Unfortunately all we can do in those times is hold on tight. My advice is through it all, keep loving God. There is a scripture that says, "ALL things work together for good for those who love God." So all you need to do right now is continue to love God. Offer Him your "support" as he fixes this by having faith in him. When you love someone and they tell you they're gonna do something, even if you don't see how they're going to do it you say, "Go ahead and do it! I love you and I'm gonna support you in this." No matter how bad things get, keep loving God. He'll surprise you with a rainbow. Blessings and Peace to you
• United States
21 Apr 13
Hmmm... give God my support.... I never thought of it that way before. Sounds good! I could never stop loving him. He is the reason Im here. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers!
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• United States
21 Apr 13
We'll keep you in our prayers. I can empathize the way you feel. Just as I feel that I finally got something knocked off our plate, something else comes along. I keep turning it to God. This will be over soon. Just keep trusting in God. He provides all things.
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• United States
29 Apr 13
Same here... We though when i get a job we will focus on getting caught up on our gas and electric bills. We didnt even get them knocked off our plate before more was scooped on. We are appreciative of all the prayers!
@MandaLee (3756)
• United States
20 Apr 13
I am sorry you are going through so much. Of course I will pray for you. Remember that you can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength. Please keep us posted.
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• United States
21 Apr 13
That is what I tell myself. Im just impatient and want these problems to be over with.
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• United States
20 Apr 13
Hi HTS, You are having more than your fair share of troubles right now, aren't you? Bad times will pass, but it seems like they never and. I am putting you on my prayer list, hope things get better soon. I am sending a special prayer for your daycare business to start up again. Try to keep your chin up. I know it is hard, but try to believe that everything will get better soon.
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• United States
21 Apr 13
It does feel like it never ends! I do have faith in God and he gave me the love and patience that I have for children. I am grateful to have my mylot friends to spiritually help me.
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• United States
21 Apr 13
Hi Scoop, I sure hope things will get better for you, remember we all go thru some storms, Keep the FAITH, I'm praying for you. I'm the Frugal Bree
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• United States
21 Apr 13
I never have liked storms haha. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers!
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@koopharper (7463)
• Canada
21 Apr 13
Hope things will turn around and start getting better. Will put you in my prayers.
• United States
21 Apr 13
Hopefully it will get better soon! Much gratitude to you!
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@Kmz059 (652)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Don't worry you'll through this, just have faith in HIm. And I am sorry to hear that you are suffering so much struggles don't lose hope. I will pray for you and your family
• United States
29 Apr 13
We will get through it. When we're in it, just seems like it takes forever to get on top again. It's hard with only one vehicle too. My husband and I appreciate your prayers so much!!