Prayer Works!

Thank you so much for your prayers and sweet words of encouragement! You have been such wonderful friends to me and I could absolutely tell that you’ve been lifting me up to the Father over the last several days. I am happy to report back to you that things are steadily getting better.

I mentioned that it was time for me to take action in a certain area of my life last week. I also mentioned that it was going to be very difficult for me to do. There was a lot of fear involved. The action was also one that is going to affect a lot of other people in a big way. I don’t want to say that I feel guilt – but I am very aware that they’ll be affected by this. I am not ready to share just yet. But, I do want to tell you that I took action on Friday afternoon. I was nervous and full of fear, but a sweet friend of mine gave me Psalm 27:14 "Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage. With that verse in my heart and the knowledge of my husband’s love and support, I was able to do a very hard thing. Just seconds later I knew that I had done the right thing. I am in the will of God. I immediately felt a burden lifted. My heart felt so much lighter! I was able to go into my weekend filled with joy and peace… finally peace!!

I would like to ask for your prayers again. Whenever I am tired, stressed, and overwhelmed I feel the loss of our children more keenly. I guess I am just at my weakest, and Satan sees the opportunity to remind me of the pain. Then he tries to convince me that none of this would be happening if I still had my children and that everything would be better if they were still here. The thought is not from God, but when I am worn out emotionally, I am sad to say that I succumb to it. Thankfully God never gets tired of healing my broken heart all over again. To add to this - a friend of ours from church lost her baby to a miscarriage yesterday. Of course you know that my heart is broken for her. I try not to, but I feel the pain right along with her. Yesterday, when the pastor announced that there was trouble in her pregnancy, I just wanted to crawl in the corner and bawl my eyes out. I know the pain she’s going through and I just have to say that I hate it that anyone anywhere ever loses a child. I know its part of the broken world we live in … but I hate it. So please pray for my friend Chani. She already has 4 children – so an entire family is feeling this loss.

“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:15-16


Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are getting better, and of course I will keep praying for you! (((hugs)))

Barbie said...

So thankful the Lord has lifted your burden. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I will life her up in prayer, and you as well that you continue to find rest, peace and joy in this journey.

Kristin said...

I am so glad that you were able to feel peace. I can relate to what you were saying about being down and the enemy reminding you of your loss.....that is always the first thing I think when I'm having a hard day, is that it would not be this way if my Mom were still here. I will keep praying for you and for your friend too.

Leigh said...

So glad you are feeling better and that God has given you a peace in your heart that passes all understanding.
Last week I was feeling very out of it and felt Satan in my life big time. I was lead to this verse by a dear friend and I am currently memorizing it.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him. He alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress where I will NOT be shaken. Psalm 63: 5-6

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, this post just makes me want to cry. I mean, for the victory that you have already received through Jesus, and also for your friend.

I'll be praying, Lauren!

The Puckett Family said...

Lauren, You are an amazing woman and we feel blessed to have you in our lives. My heart aches for your loss and I look forward to the day we can celebrate little Tucker together. Thank you for your kind words. Lori:)

Joyeful said...

Oh Lauren, I am praying right now for you!!! Although I've only lost one and cannot even begin to imagine the depths of heartache you have journeyed through, I share a small glimpse of the pain. It is for a purpose that you have had to walk this path and I know that God has great plans for your family!!! Praying for His strength and His grace to carry you!


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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

When we respond to God's prompts in faith, we can be sure he will honor our obedience in a good and right way. We may not see it in the moment; in fact, many times our obedience yields doubts, stronger attacks from the enemy, and tons of second-guessing. Sounds like you've had an immediate peace in the situation, and for that, I am exceedingly grateful.

You're living your faith sister, and I know that God will honor your obedience in rich measure.

Prayers continuing...


nault's nook said...

Praying for you sweet friend! I am so glad you were able to have some peace!!!

3 Blessings said...

I am glad you are doing better. You know I am still praying.