Thursday, July 17, 2008

Prayer Please!

I contemplated writing this, but I also have seen through the last several months that prayer WORKS! So that being said, I am asking for prayer from all my faithful prayer warrior friends. For the last week or so, I have really been struggling sleeping. For some reason when the lights go out I have a hard time relaxing. When I finally get to sleep, I have been have dreams that are not so pleasent and then I am awake thinking through, and reliving, the last year or so it seems. This happened a lot after Larson passed away and for some reason it is back. For some reason I find myself going a few days holding things in and then like a volcano I explode with tears.

Also, I have recently learned (I think I shared earlier) that my thyroid is not functioning correctly. This is due to the pregnancy and unfortuantly it has not recovered on its own like it has done in the past. This also causes tiredness, anxiety, etc. So I am asking for prayer for:
1. Restful sleep so I can be ready for my day with my children.
2. I have an appointment Monday with an endocrinologist so prayer for answers/direction
3. The Lord would calm my anxieties, fears, worries.
4. Good thoughts that produce peace and calmness.

Thank you for praying! Its been a tough week, but I know that its all part of the molding and refining that God is doing in my life. Thankful for His faithfulness in the midst of so much pain and hurting.


Suzie said...

Lifting you up in prayer today. I too, have hit that point. Unfortunatly it took awhile to pass. But I am praying extra hard for you. Put it in Gods hands and he will pull you through.

Much Love

sumi said...

HUGS, Corie. I am praying. :-)

Laura said...

I'm praying...always. Sweet rest for you during the night as well as days that are full of rest too. Love you

Tamara said...

Corie, your consistantly in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing in detail how we can all lift you up in prayer. I will be faithful to remember you my friend, love you. Tam

Laurie said...

Praying for you Corie, that the Lord will renew your mind with His peace and thoughts, allowing you to get the rest and deep sleep you need. I hope you get the answers you need at your appointment on Monday. Praying His peace and love all over you tonight and in the days ahead.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Stacy said...

Corie-Thank you for giving all of us you for speaking honesty and emotion, amidst the confusion of life and all that comes our way. I will be praying for you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

And regarding our sweet Joshua and the what-ifs you asked about...I am not really a what-if kind of person...I am more of a worry in the moment kind of person. God has been breaking me of that. As for me, it comes down to lacking faith in God. I try to control what I can't understand and yet really, I have no control at all. The what-ifs aren't truth...Satan uses them in our minds to take us away from the peace and love that God wants to shower upon us...that He has for us. I pray you have rest..not just physical, but mental.
My perspective has grown tremendously, as Joshua has been with the Lord almost 6 years. From one mommy to another, it will get easier.

Oh...and about your thyroid. After my first son was born, I developed an underactive thyroid and was a mental mess until the diagnosis. My doctor thought I had post-partum depression, I thought I was losing my mind. I ended up in the ER because I thought I was having a heart attack one night. It all was my thyroid. I have been on medication for it ever since. I will be praying for you that it all gets worked out. In Christ's love, Stacy

boltefamily said...

Praying for you sweet friend. I too am struggling with sleepless nights. it is after midnight here and I have been to bed and gave up. So here I sit. So I will pray for your sleep as I sit. Love you!


Linda said...

I'm praying for you too. For restful nights and for everything going on with your thyroid.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you Corie. Yes, I do pray. I know, you must be in shock reading this (my foul mouthed sinner friend in California prays!?). Ok, I will admit, I don't pray every night and sometimes not even every week, but when Oliver was born, he had a horrible chest cold and it didn't get better for 10 weeks and this is when I learned the power of prayer. I learned that sometimes when medicine and sleepless nights with a screaming baby - the only thing that would calm me was prayer.

So, I will pray for you... and I will do it every night. Sleep is a precious thing. I am going to go to bed now and I will pray.

I love you dear friend.