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    Hey friends. Okay, I'm at a place where I just need to be honest, and that's that.

    My faith feels as dry as a desert. Again. Story of my faith life, unfortunately. I'm at the point where knowing to be true that Christ resurrected, died for us and lives now... it's head knowledge for me, and if it's even possible I need to figure out how to get my HEART in the right place, because right now I'm realizing that mere head knowledge isn't helping me, and isn't prompting me to stay. I've kept praying, kept believing on faith alone, because I don't feel any "relationship" with Christ. I don't even remember what one would authentically feel like. Whatever I've got seems one-sided and I've become spiritually wiped out. For that reason, I can't post here until... I don't know. But I'll end up discouraging others and pushing them away from Christ and FAR away from feeling any delight in Him if I keep posting as I am.

    I think this is rock bottom for me, spiritually. I've never felt lower, never felt more disconnected from everything than now. Because my own prayers feel as though they're being tossed out into a vacuum... All I ask for is a prayer from you. I don't want advice, please. Just prayers. You don't even need to respond to this thread.

    I don't know which way this will go, but I'm going to try to hang onto faith, and I don't want to influence anyone negatively until (if) I'm able to get a far better grasp on it than I have now. If I can't get a better grasp on Christ, then it'll be best if I don't go around posting as someone who claims to be a follower of His.

    Take care.. and thanks.
    -- Your ~sister~ in Christ.... a "Kaffinated Kittykat"!!

    ROMANS 5:8. Forgiven. Freed. Humbled. Amazed. Grateful. Relying on Christ.

    Love is not a place to come and go as we please
    It's a house we enter in, then commit to never leave
    So lock the door behind you, and throw away the key
    We'll work it out together, let it bring us to our knees.....
    Warren Barfield

  • #2
    Bringing you before the Lord right now and throughout the day today. I can relate to this request more than you know. Perhaps many of us can.
    God is good. Keep your eyes on Him. Praying that you will be able to do so.
    .................The message of the cross divides the human race." ~MW~

    ........ ... " LORD, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant..."
    .................................................. .................................................. ...Nehemiah 1:11a


    • #3
      So sorry to hear this, Laura - please don't give up - praying for you


      • #4
        Praying for you - that He lifts you up and gives you a mighty hug!
        I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
        - Mahatma Gandhi


        • #5
          I am going to be sure to keep you in my prayers...we all go through this from time to time.

          God bless
          "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; We drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated?" - D A Carson


          • #6
            I will be praying for you, please don't stop praying in your discouragement.

            To encourage you, we all feel those same feelings at times in our walk to be closer to our Lord, it is a growing process in our transformation and renewing of our hearts and minds, we will experience dry times where our flesh fights bitterly with our re-born spirits desires.

            I can not give advice here on this board but I will suggest for your encouragement to read in the book of Psalms in the old testament, just start reading anywhere in that book, I think God will bless you in the direction you are wanting to grow and where He wants all of His children to grow.

            Praying with you and for you, God bless you more and more.


            • #7
              Praying for you, hun.


              • #8
                .... ... ...

                I have never found anyone, however religious and devout who did not sometimes experience withdrawal of grace, or feel a lessening of devotion. -Thomas a Kempis

                If You Need Help, Ask God. If You Don't, Thank God. -Unknown

                The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. -A.W. Tozer


                • #9
                  Lord, please put YOUR arms around, CoffeCat...YOU Know the situation.

                  raying that you surrender and feel HIS Mighty Presence. Praying for HIS love to grab hold of you and never let you go..Praying for your pastor or church friends to provide you with some quality fellowship...But, the only one that can give you heart knowledge is Jesus...Don't give up on HIM, HE didn't give up on YOU!!!!! Praying that you draw near to HIM and HE will draw near to you!!!!Amen..Alleluia

                  Praying that HIS Word will be your food!!! Fast and Pray...

                  Praying for you!!! God Bless You
                  John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have eternal life.

                  My testimony:


                  • #10
                    Dear Lord,
                    I ask for prayer for coffeecat. I ask for a great revelation in this persons life. I ask for continued blessings Father. In many ways it becomes easy to take your existence for granted, without putting feet to the Gospel and our faith in action. Lord I ask that You put on the hearts of all the people that Coffeecat has touched to touch her back Lord, Touch her back through prayers to you. We are precious to you Lord, why else would you have created the world for us to live in and provide for all our needs. We are human though Father and I ask that you lift up CC and hold them through this dry period and let it be the calm before the storm, the darkness before their lives explode into a vibrant renewal that touches the lives of many.
                    I pray all this in the name of your precious son, Lord.


                    • #11
                      Now praying for you Laura!


                      • #12
                        Still praying for you and all your needs


                        • #13
                          Feeling Rock bottom huh? That can be pretty common with many believers.

                          Tell you what, there is some great encouragement in 2 Samuel 22.

                          David has lost a son, the nation is in a 3 year drought, and the Philistines are attacking him again. And in THAT context, he writes a song of Hope in the Lord.

                          You probably are like me (and every other believer) in that when you're down, and dried up, and feeling like a half-drowned puppy, the last thing you want to do is talk to the Lord. I know how that is, but so does God, he DELIGHTS in you (you'll find that in those verses) even when you think you're worthless, even when times are tough.

                          Praying for you, I just thought you could use the encouragement.



                          • #14
                            CC, you'll be in my prayers and on my heart this morning.
                            "The flowers appear on the earth,
                            the time of singing has come,
                            and the voice of the turtledove
                            is heard in our land
                            ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)


                            • #15
                              Thank you Lord for Another Day with YOU!!!Embrace CC, we Pray.

                              CC, hoping that you are able to go against satan's wishes, and go to church this morning...the Lord is waiting on you...Praying for your peace and joy to be returned that you may enjoy all that Jesus has for you...
                              John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in HIM should not perish, but have eternal life.

                              My testimony: