the Splashes of Joy members, Giselle,
recently wrote a prayer about her experience.
It's precious and we know that you will
be blessed by it.
pray for all these wonderful ladies here,
especially for those who are lurking but
unable to share their struggles.
You know that all of us suffer from depression
and we suffer with one or many chronic
pain conditions. I know that it is not
anyone to suffer but to believe and be
healed. Father, sometimes it's is so hard
to see how we will ever be healed. Many
have even giving up on praying to You
because they have never been healed or
had their prayers answered during there
suffering. Some have waited a lifetime
for answered prayer. Many think You are
not there for them.
is that You are always with us. It is
us that lose our trust, hope and faith
I pray You pour out a blessing on every
member here, not just those frequently
involved, not just for those who are rarely
here, not just for those who lurk. Father,
pour a blessing upon each person connected
with and through this site.
desire would be to completely healed of
depression and the things that cause us
Chronic pain. And in Your time You may
do that for some. You may ask others to
wait because it's just not time yet.
You will not heal for reasons of Your
We are all
crying out to You to deliver us from these
things anyways. We have faith and believe
You are the Great Physician and that in
Your time You will heal us.
of us that You are asking to continue
to wait and for those that may never be
healed, I ask that You give them the strength
and courage they need to face each day.
Give them perseverance to get up each
morning and face their day and live it
to the best of their ability. Give them
peace and discernment in their homes,
in their families and in their own mind.
Give them hope and help them believe that
You will always be there and will give
them what the specifically need to face
that day. Help us not to be too hard on
ourselves when we've had a bad day. Show
us that You love us unconditionally.
so many of us get discouraged when we
can no longer do something because of
depression and pain. We get depressed
when we can't take care of our loved ones.
We get depressed when we can't care for
our house. We get depressed when going
out into the world that doesn't understand.
We get depressed when we can't even get
out of bed. We get depressed because in
some ways we lost the ability to do the
things we used to be able to do and the
things we loved to do. I know depression
is a disease but know that life struggles
that despite all these things that when
they face You in heaven You will not care
what their home looked like, what their
capabilities were. You won't care that
we had pain and depression (because in
Heaven all these things will be gone).
But You will ask us how we served Him
despite all these things. When we meet
You face to face we will no longer have
pain, suffering, broken bodies. We will
be new. And You will open Your arms and
welcome us home. I know Father that You
are sad that we are going through these
things on earth right now and that You
cry with us. But I also know it is You
that literally carries us through each
around them to have compassion and understanding.
May they see things as they are but to
not be afraid of stepping in and helping
out. Father, I know it's hard on our loved
ones when they can't take our pain away.
Be with them as they try to love us and
let them know that it's normal to feel
inadequate when they can't heal that person.
Help them not to be afraid of the future
but to live each day as it comes. Place
love and compassion in their hearts.
because of the depression and Chronic
pain some homes have been broken. Restore
the relationships You can and for those
that can't be restored show the women
left behind that you can be their husband,
friend, father, provider, and that there
that are in the midst of family struggles,
give each woman the courage she needs
to have each day. Give her wisdom in doing
all she can to restore those relationships.
Give her courage to change the things
she needs to change on her part but also
give that same courage and wisdom to the
who had a partner and no longer do, and
for those who pray for a life partner
I ask You to wrap Your arms around them
and show them that You can be their partner.
Show them that You are always there even
in the loneliest hours.
who struggle to provide for their families
and have to force themselves to work at
a job, despite their struggles, I ask
that You poor an abundant blessing for
financial stability and strength to persevere.
be with each of us during our struggles.
Help us remember that You are always there
and that You will carry us during our
most difficult times. May we always praise
You no matter what.
thanks for starting this group and putting
the right people here at the right time.
It's by You that someone has been directed
here and that they will instantly connect
with another person here and thus having
someone to encourage them, love them,
not judge them, care for them and most
importantly pray for them. Thank You for
putting such amazing prayer warriors on
this site. So many women have faced these
things because of their faith in You but
also because of the prayers and wisdom
of so many here.
bless each one here with health, happiness,
hope, joy, wisdom, perseverance, financial
stability, restored relationships, new
relationships, and faith in You.
you Lord, so much, because we wouldn't
be here today if it wasn't for You and
for all these women who see each other
Precious Name I pray. Amen!
Giselle: "I am from Saskatchewan,
Canada and have 2 children, ages 17 &
19, and a daughter-in-law. I work part
time as an office administrative assistant.
I have many interests: family, friends,
writing, sewing, quilting, crafts, reading,
watching movies and enjoy gardening and
being outside amidst Gods beauty.
have had depression and chronic pain for
about 8 years. Life hasnt always
been easy and there have been many many
struggles in those years. However, I am
so thankful to be able to look back and
see how God has gotten me through. He
led me on a spiritual journey that I may
never have experienced if I hadnt
gotten sick. My relationship with Him
has blossomed more than I could ever imagine.
He has provided for me in so many ways,
one of which was leading me to Splashes
of Joy and Rest Ministries where I have
found so much love, strength and encouragement.
And because of this I can look forward
and know that God and all these beautiful
ladies will continue to see me through.
Praise be to Him always!"