God can Heal a Broken Heart but He has to have all the Pieces.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

September 14, 2011

Financial Peace

Prayer When in Financial Trouble
But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory.—Philippians 4:19
God, help me to straighten out my financial
problems. Release Your Godly wisdom so that
I may be a good steward over all that
You have given me. If my problems seem beyond repair,
help me find a way, Your way, to meet my obligations.
I place this need before You, knowing that You
will guide me to a good solution.
Please grant me the patience and tolerance
necessary to calm my spirit and help me to
remember that You have everything
under Your control and I have nothing to fear or worry.
I found this great prayer on Our Prayer. What a great one for the current financial state of most Americans. My husband and I have just started the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Univ. that our church is offering. WOW, it certainly has been a wakeup call. But I have also found it overwhelming. I am a Type A personality and like for everything to be in order. Well I have found out our finances are NOT in order. Cuts in the budget need to be made, difficult choices, and a “new” perspective on what financial “peace” looks like.
My prayer is for encouragement and determination to get it done. I tend to give up when frustration sets in. We are already juggling horrible work hours, marriage mentoring, cheerleading, school, an almost 3 year old, and lack of sleep. These don’t exactly add up to a place where “peaceful serenity!” I hope to have that one day; I hate drama and just want to live a quiet, non busy or hectic life. I want to be able to focus on the non-profit and enjoy what I’m doing in life.  Right now I have to take it so slow doing anything with it because there is just not enough time. But I see such a need each and every day on the news, it really breaks my heart.
I’ve been pretty depressed the past couple of weeks which always makes my grief worse. It’s actually getting harder to bear the more time that passes. The “saying” is that with time it will get better. But the thought of more time passing seems unbearable to me. I will admit during these times I grow distant from God and have begun to keep everything in. Mainly because I don’t talk to anybody lately, there is just not enough time. I’ve lost connection with family and friends. Once you’ve gone so long without talking it feels like you need more time to catch up which doesn’t seem to be happening. I don’t even have time to talk one on one with my husband which is absolutely awful as we once talked about everything. I feel isolated from “my life” and trapped in one where all I hear is “complaining and negativity” at work. There are so many people who have SO many issues. It’s almost astonishing the way some people behave or talk to others. I guess it’s easier to be that way when you aren’t face to face. But I try to tell agents that it’s not personal. That personal has major problems we cannot solve. Just stick to the issue they have with us and then move on. Not to say that everyone is like that, there are many reasonable people. Those who are obnoxious just seem to out rule them and I often wonder how they make it through life.

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Our marriage mentoring lessons have been focused on communication and conflict resolution. Maybe I should email them a lesson or two with tools they can use to become a more effective person in society! LOL