Need Your Prayers and Guidance

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by Elisa, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Hi All,

    I am almost unable to type this I am in such despair.

    I need to tell my friends here what is happening with me - because i am all alone and completely isolated. I am okay with alone if the suffering is not severe - but it has exceeded that lately.

    As many of you know, I have ME/CFS/FM for 15+ yrs and had/have a fever for years. I developed breathing and swollewing problems too. I cant sleep because I am trying to breath and swallow all night. I am worn out and not sure that I can fight this hard much longer.

    I have no one except for my dog, Brinkley - a yellow labrador - that was diagnosed with larngeal paralysis a few months ago - it interfers with her breathing and so she often comes into my bedroom at night in severe distress. My heart is breaking and I am so scared for us both. I need to be there for her as she has been for me for her whole life.

    I lay in bed in terror - every night. Clinging to my faith - but so overwhelmed with the depth of suffering for so so long.

    I need sleep and help and relief and support. I have parents and a sister who do not believe that CFS is real - and they are not kind to me.

    Anything you might want to say/write I will gratefully welcome.

    I hope God may choose to direct me through your ideas as I am having a hard time hearing His voice and direction.

    Thank you and God Bless,

  2. springwater

    springwater Member

    Praying for His Divine intervention and compassion to envelope you and
    your sweet friend brinkley. I dont know why both of you are being put
    thru this, but pray fervently that both of you are loved and comforted
    and healed.

    I have a lab mix who is having health problems and understand what
    you must be going thru.

    God Bless you both

  3. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Thank you so much for your kind prayer and understanding.

    God Bless you and your Lab-mix,

  4. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Hi Patti,

    What a kind heart you have! Thank you for your comforting words - they really help!

    God's Blessings to You,

  5. freida

    freida Active Member

    Dear Elisabeth,
    I didn't know why I felt to come to this board, and here I see you, and you need and deserve to not feel all alone with your difficulties. So I am here with you, as well, with your other friends here.

    I am so sorry, that is a very difficult scary way to be living, I do know how some of those feelings are, that you describe, and I do know that it is real.

    I'm glad you did write about how you are feeling, here.
    And you expressed yourself well.

    I do know how hard it can be to go on, sometimes, and how alone it can feel.

    I'm sorry about your family members, I do know how much that hurts (my family was the same,) and leaves you alone in this fight, or feeling like you are alone. You really are not.

    We are here with you, and many other people would understand you as well.
    And I am sure that God is there and wants you to feel special and important and loved,
    even though I too find, that when we need to hear that voice the most, it is sometimes so faint.

    We will keep the faith for you, and hope and pray for you to feel it,
    perhaps through us, or through some other messenger.

    Your dear animal companion, that is hard to watch them be ill, too.

    I extend my hand to you, Elisabeth, from across the miles and unknown places between us, and perhaps even our differing religions and beliefs,
    but we can be friends and on the same side with you, so you are not alone.

    Leah Freida

    [This Message was Edited on 03/08/2012]
  6. Elisa

    Elisa Member

    Dear Leah,

    Your words and message really touched me. Thank you so much.

    Thank you also for your kindness and reassurance that I am not alone in all this...

    And for the support that God is with me - even when I cant seem to hear His voice.

    I am so grateful for you reaching out to me. It really helps me with my faith in people.

    God Bless you and that you deeply,


    P.S. You write so beautifully and soulfully that I almost imagine you are an Angel - at least to me![This Message was Edited on 03/09/2012]
  7. freida

    freida Active Member

    Dear Elisabeth,
    I was hoping that you would hear me, and you have.
    That gives me some joy and strength, too.
    So, thank YOU!

    Together, we are both stronger.
    God does not want either of us, to be alone.


    How is your swallowing and breathing problem going?
    and are you able to get any sleep, in between?
    I have had spells of that difficulty and it interferes with sleep so much,just as you described. I had it going for weeks at a time.
    And then, for some unknown reason, it subsided.
    Whew! It was quite miserable, and I just had to wait and pray,
    and hope.
    I hope that yours subsides soon too, if it hasn't yet.

    But I'm glad we met.

  8. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I hope you & your pooch are feeling better today. I know how important our fur kids are to us.

    Sending you both prayers at this time.

    My little dog Virgil sends you both some hugs too~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  9. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Joining in with the other prayers for you. I keep lifting you up to God for help since I found this post, throughout the day and at night.

    I remember the One- Minute Daily Prayer that you had started way back. Those prayers are doing great things in the world - battling for a healing cure for these unvalidated illnesses. And the prayers you gathered for individuals suffering and sick!

    Someday, you will see all the many results of your prayers. How much help was brought to people!

    Praying that God will comfort you and help you deal with all you are suffering from, right now. And your precious dog!

    Blessings to you,