1. Jolene, thank you so much for sharing your truth with us. You are very courageous and an inspiration! I too have had moments in my journey where discouragement and hopelessness have kept me from prayer, God’s word and church attendance. I’m so grateful for God’s love, grace and mercy during these weak moments. He is a shelter in our storms, a hiding place to rest in until these storms pass by. May God continue to bless and encourage you in your journey. Praying for you always. — Beth

    1. Hi Beth,
      Glad to hear you were encouraged by what I shared! I think every believer, at some point, goes through discouraging times! You’re not alone. God is always with us working out His perfect will in our lives. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Praying for comforting, refreshing & refilling for you and yours in this time Jolene.
    Thank you so much for being such a blessing to women across the world xx

  3. Jolene

    I’m so glad I’ve stumbled onto your blog site!! It’s been a blessing to me, especially this post!
    I thought I was alone as far as stop praying in the midst of my storm. As a Christian, I too have done this! It was like having a battle with your self and checking myself to see if I’m alright!
    I felt so close to the lord one day and before you know it I’m having panic attacks followed by anxiety. This started a year ago.
    This year so many events took place and I found my self prayer less and overwhelmed. A little over a month ago my 14 year old decided to mutate her body in attempt to commit suicide. Fear started to really grip me and I was weak, not an ounce of energy. Not even enough energy for praying, my mind was not there. I’m slowly coming through this! It’s about giving it over to God Almighty who can change everything! I’m doing my best to stop playing till of war with Him. I praise God there are so many people praying for me and my daughter. I’ve been take one day at a time!
    I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in feeling this way!
    Thank you for sharing your experience!

    1. Welcome, Beth! Blessed to hear you were ministered to by what I shared. God knows what His daughters need! Even David and the Apostle Paul had moments of discouragement in their souls! You’re not alone in your struggles. It’s okay to let God carry us in our moments of weakness.

  4. Dear Jolene, Beautiful, powerful thoughts you gave. Reading it, though, made my heart hurt to hear your hard trials. I’m thankful others’ prayers carried you when you didn’t feel like praying. I love Philippians 1:6. I rest my faith in that verse. Thank you for sharing your battle with us. It just makes me want to pray for you more faithfully. Love and prayers, Cordy

  5. I learned in bible class to pray UNCEASINGLY …you can pray while washing the dishes, doing laundry, copying at a xerox copier at work, pray lunch hours when you walk just as Jesus did!
    Short and sincere prayers and always gives THANKS for everything!

  6. I’m so glad I stumbled onto this blog post today. I’ve been going through a situation with my boyfriend of almost 4 years. We’ve decided to go our separate ways due to his fear of commitment. He has so many past emotions from his childhood (e.i. parents divorce) that he hasn’t dealt with that is holding him back. Also he’s shown interested in being more spiritual. He even mentioned how he wished he could be a pastor some day, but that ‘he’ could never do that because he’s not that “good” of a person. I want so badly for him to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, but its a long-suffering situation. I’ve been so overwhelmed and torn between how the world says I should act toward the situation, and how I know Jesus wants me to react. This blog post really helped me realize what I need to be doing now. Thank you. Prayers would be appreciated.

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