Skip to comments.Prayer request
Posted on 09/07/2012 6:15:24 PM PDT by svcw
Just a prayer request, why is long to be sure but I need to tell the story.
However, I have great concern for my daughter and grandkids.
She married someone we thought the world of, immediately considered him, son.
They moved from our state to start a church, they were in the church leadership.
Just three days after their ten year anniversary, it turned out he had been having a long time affair, with supposed best fried of my daughter.
They now have been divorced nearly two years.
He has gone from job to job, lives in a low rent district, she on the other hand through all of this kept the same full time job, working on her masters, bought her own home and an investment property, all the while having some health issues which landed her in the hospital twice (she is healthy now).
Anyway, he is now threatening her.
He is threatening her because she has a new man in her life. A wonderful Christin guy who loves the Lord, her and the three kids.
They worked out a parenting plan two years ago, which gives her 2/3 custody. She has never asked for child or spousal support, just that he pay co pays for medical, and 1/3 of day care costs.
Anyway, he has started hitting the kids. leaving bruises. Yes she called CPS, they conducted and they investigated. He agreed to back off.
Now he is threatening to take the kids. I do understand he has no grounds, however it is wearing on her.
The kids are afraid of him, yet according to the law must continue with visitation. My granddaughter the oldest, told me she acts out with Mommy (and she cries because she doesn't want to hurt mommy) because if she is not perfect with daddy, he will yell at her and might hit her. She is has also said she tries and protect the younger boys and sometimes she can't. She is just a kids, this should be a happy time for her, well all of them.
So my prayer for my daughter is strength, courage, and peace.
My prayer for my grandkids is safety, and strength.
My prayer for myself is that I will not hurt him and hurt him badly.
My prayer also is that we can continue to help her financially if needed, like everyone else we are strapped thin.
My prayer also for my strength, because I have not told my husband.
Why, because I do not know what he would do, he is already so angry and after two years that has not abated.
There are many things in this world that are more important for everyone, just needed to tell someone, as this is important for my daughter and grandkids.
You and yours have my prayers FRiend
Your family are in my prayers. I wish you the peace of the Holy Spirit.
Wow, I’ll definitely pray for you, and I shall have a prayer warrior friend of mine get to work for you all as well when I talk to her tomorrow.
Coincidentally, I was reading a book (have only just started it) on prayer, called “Prayers and Praying Men” by E.M. Bounds, free to read in particular formats due to it being written sometime before 1913 (the author died 1913, no idea when it was written).
Perhaps it will serve to give you encouragement. It was recommended to me from a good source.
Thank you Creek.
It’s funny as soon as I posted it, I thought how whiny and self centered this post may seem to be, then I realize people who pray and love the Lord will just pray and that alone will give us all strength, as well as be beneficial to the Body of Christ.
When two or more are gathered together.....
Hugs to you, svcw!
This is a heartbreaking situation. It sounds so like what my husband’s sister went through with her first husband, right down to what’s going on with the kids. With God, my SIL and her daughter made it through, and came out the other side into blessings. I believe the Lord can and will do the same for your daughter and your grandchildren. I’m going to being praying for them, and for you, too.
You hang in there. God bless you, friend.
Thank you RC, you are always an inspiration.
You have my prayers. Asking God to set the angels over all of you. Also, that the ex-husband will come to the end of himself and return to the God of his salvation. I know that this is the will of God, and you can ask with confidence that He will do what is necessary to make it happen. He did it for me, He will do it for your daughter.
Sounds like CPS is not doing their job. Your daughter needs to stay in close contact with them. Ask them to interview the children.
Please have your daughter go to the police and get a restraining order against this guy. It will be a long fight, but she also needs to file for full custody if the former father is hurting the kids.
I will hold her and her situation along with the children in my prayers.
May your daughter receive the peace that surpasses all understanding from Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The church is full of sinners.
Prayer is the answer.
There’s nothing whiny or self centered about lovin your kids and grankids. You all have my prayers.
I will pass on your good suggestion.
Yes, also please read my post.
This is too much to keep to yourself, you need to share this with your husband and trust him to do the right thing.
In addition, if the ex is threatening your daughter with violence, that needs to be reported asap. Don't wait one day!
Prayers are up - God has his ways too.
I will pass your suggestion on to her.