I need prayers please

Well, hello Brother and Sisters. I sure do need your prayers right now.

Some of you may or may not know that my house was damaged during Hurricane Florence. I felt really blessed that we could live there, as many people lost everything

We have been patiently waiting to come up on one of the 20 plus contractor lists that we are on for repairs. We had planned on being slightly inconvenienced by living in a room above a workshop we have, and but still be able to use the bathroom, and kitchen while the work was being completed. Should have taken about 3 weeks.

Here is where I need prayers.

The contractor arrived bright and early today and as they started pulling down walls we found out that our house is going to have to be completely gutted due to mold.

The cost will be way more than the value of our home, and therefore more than the insurance will pay.

We live at the beach, and since it is summer there are no rentals that are for only a few months. It’s an annual lease or nothing. Insurance will only pay for the amount of months the repairs will take.

Hotels are full because, well, it is summertime at the beach.

We could just take the insurance check, and knock down the house and start over BUT we had already had the roof repaired(because they can’t repair the inside until the roof is repaired) and the foundation repaired. Which was fine because we couldn’t get a contractor until now anyway.

So, if we just tear down, we will be short that huge amount not to mention that is money that was thrown away.

We are staying at the only place in the county that has rooms. It is the only place that has rooms for a reason. It is affectionately call the “drug Den”

So, we are displaced which is just, a nice way of saying homeless.

I could go on and on but I will spare you the rest.

We just need your prayers. It is the only thing that is going to solve our issue right now.

I ask the LORD to bless every one who is reading this and thank Him for hearing and answering our prayers.

Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

112 thoughts on “I need prayers please”

    1. I pray not. Yesterday I was confident we wouldn’t but now they have changed its path and it’s headed right for us, literally. I am trying, and I say trying because earlier today it was worrying me but I know I have no control over that or anything else, except how I handle it. I just kept asking the LORD whatever is His will but to please give me calm and take the worry away.

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    1. Well, they are going. Now insurance is saying it’s our fault we didn’t get a new roof sooner. I had a signed contract with the roofer 2 weeks after the storm. The only roofer that would even take the job. All the others told me they weren’t taking any new jobs because they were backed up for YEARS. God has blessed me though because the same roofer was mentioned in an article in the paper by a woman who had used him for years. She said He couldn’t do her roof because he was so backed up. And every other roofer told her it would be 2 years. Coincidence I think not. Our God doesn’t do coincidences.

      He will make the insurance company do the right thing, or as He always has done, He will show me what steps to take to make them do the right thing. Praise God!

      Thank you for asking Lindsey, and thank you for your prayers. LORD, thank You for continuing to bless Lindsey :)

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    1. Thank You LORD for hearing and answering our prayers :) Thank you Sophie. Your prayers are worth everything in the world. I am leaving this in God’s hands. He gave us everything we have. It is His to do what He will. It might not have been what I wanted :) BUT God knows better than me, what is good for me. I have faith in that. Big hugs to you my friend :)

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  1. Margaret, I will have you and your family in my prayers. I’m sorry to hear what has happened and the problems it’s caused. I pray for a surprise blessing, hopefully no later than the end of the summer.

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  2. Heavenly Father, we all have our trials in life. But it is only to bring us closer to You. To be able let go of the earthly things in exchange for the Treasures that You have in store for us (1Corinthians 2:9KJV). Please carry this family through these for them such difficult times. May they know that You are always near. In the Name of Lord Jesus we pray! Amen.

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  3. Oh my goodness, Margaret, I am so sorry. I never knew it could go from needing these repairs to being in this kind of situation and facing the possibility of tearing it all down. Such bad timing with all hotels being packed out, too, because a little comfort for you at the moment wouldn’t go amiss rather than where you’ve had to go temporarily . I’m in the UK so I really don’t know how things work over there; is there no government style help available, any free advice service perhaps? I am so, so sorry. Hang in there. I’ll send my prayers and best wishes and keep my fingers crossed that something turns around for you in this situation  ♥ 🌷
    Caz xxxx

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    1. Caz you are such a sweet kind person, and you really do bless me with every single comment you make. Whether it be here on this blog or on other blogs. I truly mean that with all my heart. :) There was a government group here for a few weeks after the storm. Then they packed up and left. The window was closed for help. Of course, at that time we had our insurance and didn’t know the extent until a contractor could come out and dig into it. On the surface everything looked great. Small damage, nothing we couldn’t live with until it came our turn on the list to get the repairs. It wasn’t until the dug in that the extent of the damage was revealed. I have faith God will work this out. He has never let me down. I appreciate your prayers they are worth more than everything. It will turn around God has proved that to me over and over again. I have faith He will continue to do so. I thank God for you Caz. You bring so much encouragement and inspiration to so many people :) Big hugs and much love to you my friend :) :)

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  4. May the Lord watch over you, and provide for your every NEED, as you walk this path. May he surround you with a local body who can love and care for you as you serve the community around you.

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    1. LORD thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. And Shae thank you for your prayers. They are so valuable, worth more than everything. I keep saying that but it is the truth. LORD, thank You for Shae, thank You for her sweet heart, and the light that she shines showing You to everyone who sees her. Thank You LORD for continuing to bless her abundantly, and for using her to do Your Good will. Amen

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  5. You are always in my prayers Margaret. I am sorry to hear about the trials you are going through. I know all your fellow bloggers wish there was a physical way they could help you. I know prayer works – it has worked several times in my life. God bless you my friend.

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    1. Prayer is the heaviest lifting there is in my opinion Peggy. It is physical, and it helps us :) Reading all these comments is just another way God shows me how much He loves us all :) I was weeping last night reading these, and now today. It has filled me with so much of God’s Love that I don’t know what I would have done. Praise the LORD Peggy for He loves us so very much.

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      1. I have thought of you constantly and prayed earnestly for you. God loves you and so do your fellow bloggers. There are still so many wonderful people in this world to encourage you and lift you up, Tears are a release from our pain. Love and hugs to you friend.

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    1. Praise the LORD. Thank you Judy. That is the best most precious thing that you can do is pray for me, and it is worth more than everything in the world. I keep saying that to everyone but it is the truth. I am so overwhelmed, humbled, and thankful by all the support. LORD, thank You for Judy and for continuing to bless her :)

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  6. Oh no, my dear friend! 😥 I’m going to pray on this now. If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know. You can email me anytime at dailyhopefulblog at gmail dot com. 🙏🏾🧡✝️

    Know that there are many of us here who consider it a tender privilege to stand in the gap for you, Margaret — as you have so faithfully done for us over the years.

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    1. Praise the LORD Sister. Thank You God for hearing our prayers. Your prayers are the biggest gift and worth more than everything in this world. I say that to everyone but it is the truth from my heart, and I believe that with all my heart.

      Your encouragement, support, and knowing that you are praying is more than I could ever want. I am thankful. God is going to make everything better, in His time, His way, for His glory, and I am thankful. I don’t understand all this but His Word says He is beyond our understanding so I don’t have to understand. Plus we both know, if I understood, I jump in and mess it all up :) Thank you again Sister for all that you do :)

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      1. Here is what came to me last night, but you’ll have to let me know what you think about this idea. I decided to sit with the idea for several hours before sharing it with you: have you ever considered starting a GoFundMe campaign? There’s a whole section for people who have experienced unexpected emergencies and other unexpected life situations (for instance, my brother is a teacher, but his school would not pay for an iPad for his students to use in class, so he set up a campaign several years ago. He received the funds fairly quickly, and to my knowledge the iPad is still in his classroom to this day).

        I am not rich by any means, but if I can help in some small way, I would like to do so. And I wonder if there aren’t many more here on WordPress who feel the same. 🧡

        I do not mean to overstep in any way, so if I’ve caused any offense, I do ask for your forgiveness.

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      2. Dear sweet kind Sister you could never offend me. I love you too much for that. I so appreciate what you said and when we got back to our temporary living quarters I found my husband looking so sad I didn’t know what to do. I asked him what was wrong, silly with everything going on, right? He enjoys some game online and has made friends with quite a few people. When we got back here after our exhausting day, he logged in to play and his friends informed him they had set up one of those for us. The goal they set was reached and surpassed in 11 hours. Praise the LORD. We feel so blessed and loved by so many people it is hard to even put it to words. When He told me about this fund thing, he was so overwhelmed and moved, as am I. So, you see your prayer about this was answered. We can thank the LORD again for hearing and answering our prayers :)

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      3. I will keep praying in that direction! And if the insurance company does not do right, then we will simply launch another online campaign and raise whatever funds are needed to bridge the gap. :)

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      4. Thanks, Margaret! I’m definitely getting there. Had a bit of a relapse last week, but things are turning around by God’s grace. Thank you for your patience, my friend!

        Still praying for you and your family, during your time of grief. 🙏🏾

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  7. Oh my sister!! I am praying. Last night I was writing a post for tomorrow and I got an inspiration to encourage sisters going through a rough time. That post was done last night and scheduled for tomorrow. Few minutes ago, I felt an urge to post it today and I just did. After posting, I scrolled through my phone and your post happened to be the first that came up. I just want you to know that you are in my thought. I feel you were the reason God asked me to write that post. God is within you! You will not fail! He is with you and for you! He is there to help you! To encourage you and direct you. You will not fail my sister. You will not fail!!!

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    1. My dear Sister Efua :) I always read everyone’s new posts before I moderate the blog. I kid you not, when I read that I started to type, “you wrote this just for me” then I felt high minded(if that is the right term) Now I come here to moderate and again God is using others, you in this case to lift me up. Sister, God is showing me in every direction that He is here. In ways that can’t be denied, and your comment is another example of that. I am in tears typing this, not in a sad way but in the overwhelming Love of God way. Thank you for letting God use you to tell me one more time how He is in control of this, that I am not forsaken, that He giveth, and He taketh away but Praise His Holy Name it is for His glory, and He will always be here taking care of me. Taking care of all of us because I don’t want to sound like I am so special. I am the least of His children, so I know with all my heart that He does this for everybody. LORD, thank You for Efua, for using her to bless me one more time today LORD. Thank You for continuing to use her for Your Good will, and for continuing to bless her abundantly. Amen!

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  8. Hi Margaret,

    I prayed for you and your family, and I am sorry that you and your family have to suffer in this manner.

    I have a thought to run past you that you can stick in the back of your mind.

    We sold our house in suburban Houston (Katy), and moved to the country.
    We used the money from our house sale to buy a 2nd hand trailer on a little piece of land.

    We took a gigantic financial loss in doing so, (there are other financial factors too) but it was worth it to take the financial loss to get back to the country.

    Lord bless y’all

    So

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    1. Thank you for your prayers Brother. They are worth everything. I keep saying that but It is the truth. I know with all my heart that God will provide what He wants for us. He gave us everything, and He will give us what is in His will. I am thankful. I wasn’t right after I am ashamed to say but God immediately started revealing Himself to me to pull me back on the path. I don’t understand it all but His Word tells us that He is beyond our understanding therefore I will keep moving one step at a time until I get where He wants me to be :)

      We were talking about that very thing Lee :) Used trailers, RV, tents :) We prayed and we know God will reveal to us what He wants, and He will provide the means to do it. We spent the wee hours of the morning packing stuff up, then we started looking for housing but it is scarce since the season is in prime and there are still so many families that are in the same situation we are in. We were blessed enough to have our home for these past 9 months. Some people have been living in where ever they could afford and find.

      I am happy that you and your family got back to where you wanted to be. The financial part doesn’t always seem like a blessing BUT when it puts you where you are happy, and want to be AND where you know God wants you to be then it is a blessing.

      LORD, thank You for Lee, and thank You for continuing to bless him and his family :)

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      1. Thank you for your kindness miss Margaret.
        I keep praying for y’all, and I want to remind you that God is aware of everything.
        So the struggles that y’all are experiencing aren’t unknown to God.

        Even David wrote in the Psalms frequently about:

        Why am I in this horrible situation? Are You even aware of what I’m going through? Where are You?

        God will see you and your family through this mess sister.

        May God continue to bless you with His comfort and guidance.

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      2. Praise the LORD Brother. God is aware of everything. He knows when I am at my limit and He reaches down and lifts me up. In so many undeniable ways. He has rescued me more times than I deserve. I’m not special, He does this for all of us :)

        I so appreciate all the love and encouragement, and especially for all your prayers :)

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  9. Praying that the Lord would show Himself strong in your situation, and that He would position you all as a testament that His word is absolutely true, that He’ll supply all our need according to His riches in glory! In Jesus name, Amen!!

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    1. LORD thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen :) Thank you so much for your prayers for us. They are worth everything. I would be lost without our LORD. He gave me everything I ever had, and will have. It is all His to begin with and in the end. Praise the LORD.

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    1. I knew I could count on you Wally, and all our Brothers and Sisters here on wordpress. It has blessed me more than you will know. I sat here and just wept reading all the prayers and encouragement. Not a sad way either. My heart was so filled with love it is indescribable. I thank God for you Wally :)

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  10. Margaret, I am so sorry for what you are going through. I am definitely praying for you! May God be your guide, your provision, and all that you need.
    May it comfort you to know no matter what He shelters you, He WILL be there with you!
    He loves you! <3

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    1. Amen Gail. I don’t know what I would do without Him. I went through so many feelings. But calm is what I feel now. We spent all day looking for housing but it is peak season here and so we will stay where the LORD put us. Because the reality is, we have always been where He puts us. This is no different. :) LORD, thank You for Gail, and thank You for continuing to bless her. And Gail thank you so much for your prayers they are worth more than everything. I say that to everyone but it is so very true. I am humbled by the support from all our Brothers and Sisters here on WordPress. The love I have felt has blessed me beyond what any of you could ever know. Praise the LORD.

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      1. I will keep praying for you, Margaret! Your love and faith in God is so touching and encouraging! I am blessed ti witness it. Thank you for the prayers! I am grateful for you and the wonderful community the Lord has given us! <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers. They are more valuable than everything in this world. I know I have said that to every one but it is not lip service I believe it with all my heart. Prayers are the greatest gift we can give to each other. God loves the joyful noise of our prayers. Praise the LORD. He has blessed me and all of us so abundantly, and this will be no different. It might not be to my understanding, and it might not be what I wanted but I know In my heart and soul that God has a purpose. I don’t have to understand it, I just have to trust it and believe.

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      1. That’s very encouraging, sister! As a younger believer (I just celebrated my 4th new birth day) it’s such a great example to me to see this type of attitude in the face of disaster. I prayed for you again this morning, if there’s anything we can do please let us know. Maybe a gofundme account could be sent out? I wish we were closer, but Washington is the otherside of the country. :(

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      2. See that is proof of God right there if you were encouraged by anything that came from my general direction :) I also want to make sure that I don’t mislead you or anyone. I had my moments. I broke down. I cried. I asked why. I didn’t understand but God was so Good to reel me back in in the most undeniable ways.

        He used several different perfect strangers to show me He was with me. One example, I was getting boxes to pack our stuff in, and was loading them into my car. I hear, I wish I knew you were here because I would have brought you boxes. I turn to see a couple I have never seem before. I smiled and said thank you. They proceeded to tell me they just moved to the area, and had all these boxes laying all over their house. They just kept talking to me, asking was I from here, was I moving, what were all the boxes for… I told them. They said we have boxes, we have tissue paper. I thanked them but told them hopefully I had bought enough. They insisted I give them my number, and they were going home to clear out the rest of their boxes in case I need them. I said God bless you, I would hug you but I am filthy, probably smell. The wife grabbed me hugged me. I told her she was a blessing.

        Later I text them, thanking them again for their kindness, and that they were the best part of my whole day. Their reply was a lengthy one. Here is part of that text. “God will take care of you my sister. We are praying for strength patience and God’s sweet timing in answering your needs and to give you a much needed sigh of relief when you need it and support from those around you.” God used those sweet people to reach down and hug me, encourage and remind me that I am His. He has this covered.

        He doesn’t just do that for me, He will do that for you too, and for us all. I am the least of His children. If He does that for me, He does it for you, and for us all. Happy 4th new birthday my friend. Thank you for your prayers they are more valuable than everything in this world. I thank God for hearing and answering our prayers, and I ask Him to bless you abundantly:)

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    1. I am so appreciative for you my friend :) God has been so good to show me how much He loves me through this. When I was ready to break He would show up in perfect strangers to tell me they were praying for me and how much God loves me. I have never had this happen before. This is no coincidence. I had a person call me from a company trying to sell me something while I was out buying boxes to pack up our things. She could hear what was being said by the person helping me, and instead of saying the usual, sorry I caught you at a bad time, she began to tell me she was praying for me and would continue to pray. She told me God loved me, and I was His child, and He would take care of this. How amazing is our LORD God! I was ready to break down, and right on time God sent one of His children to uplift, comfort, and remind me He is with me.

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  11. Heavenly Father, We bless your Holy Name! We are so very thankful that Your promises are true. You will never leave nor forsake our Sister Margaret and her family and that You will meet all our needs according to Your riches in Christ. Thank You for Margaret’s faith that You work all things for good for those who love You and are called according to your purpose. Father, work Your purposes thru her circumstances for Your glory and her blessing and benefit and others. Grant her strength and courage for each day. May Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Thank You for being Immanuel, God with us. Your love and faithfulness forever. In Jesus Name, we pray. Amen.

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    1. Amen :) I am so humbled and feel so blessed beyond measure by your love and the Love of our LORD.

      LORD thank you for my Sister who is so faithful to You Word, and always so eager to pray for all of Your children. I ask You to continue to bless and use her to Your Good will. Praise Your Holy Name Amen.

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  12. Father, I bring Margaret and her family before the foot of your heart. I pray for restoration for her home, there’s not impossible for You. I pray that You would move the hearts of all involved; the Insurance company, the contractors. They are the hands and feet, but You are the solution! Nothing missing, nothing broken; just grateful souls, willing to hear Your heart! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

    I will continue to bring your request, my sister; before his heart! God bless!

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    1. That is something that I always know and it is a great comfort to me, me love :) Those prayers are worth everything, and are so appreciated. LORD thank You for my dear Sister Diana. Thank You for bringing her into my life, and for continuing to use her, mold her, and bless her so abundantly. Amen :)

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      1. Amen and thank You, Lord, for my dearest sister. She’s been a light and a blessing in my life and I thank You daily for her. 💙💙

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  13. Daddy God, I thank you for Margaret and her family. You are their Shepherd and you have promised that they will not want or lack. Thank you for your provision for a home. What is impossible with man is easy for you. Thank you for the miracle of provision. We praise your name knowing it is done. Thank you, Jehovah Jireh, their Provider! In the name of Jesus, it is done! Hallelujah! Amen

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    1. I know you both are and I appreciate it. Not how I thought my day was going to go but God knows the end of the story. He has shown me over and over today, when I needed it the most that He is with us. I keep saying it over and over in these replies how He has undeniably proven that He is ever present, and knows how to comfort me., right when I was breaking He has used perfect strangers to prove that to me :) Praise the LORD.

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      1. He is there with you Margaret. We have seen His faithfulness in incredible ways over the past 6 weeks in our situations. He is an incredible Father. Trust Him completely and surrender to Him and watch Him work.

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  14. Oh, no, I’m sorry. That’s a tough trial! Praying for God’s intervention and provision and wisdom in this tough situation. Sometimes losing money is not the only thing to consider in making decisions. Maybe in the long term it would be worth it? I pray that you can see the Lord’s will, and for protection in the drug den. Amen.

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    1. :) :) Thank you. I smiled because of the “drug den” It’s not a place that I look down on but also not a place I thought I would end up in either :) BUT the LORD puts all His children where He wants us to be, that I believe and have faith He is at work. Yes the money, the house, and everything in it God gave us. He knows everything, and He always has the beginning, the journey and the end all planned out. He has shown me over and over today, in the most undeniable ways, when I just didn’t think I could take another step, that He loves me, that I am not forsaken. I thank God for hearing and answering our prayers. I also thank you for praying for us because prayers are worth everything :)

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  15. Praying God posts His angels with you and around you at all times. Praying that you all will be a light in the present darkness. Praying God makes His need for you clear, right where you are. In Jesus, amen. Margaret, please keep us informed about everything, until you are cleared to return to your home. -Edith

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    1. Praise the LORD Edith. Amen! Our God created everything, and He will create what He wants us to do. He has been showing me all day His love, and encouragement and through perfect strangers. Right when I would start to fall apart, get overwhelmed or just plain frozen(only way I know to describe it) people I don’t know would tell me they are praying for me. Speaking so boldly of God’s love and control in my life. I am crying typing this because that is God. He knew what I needed, when I need it, even if I don’t. Thank you so much for your prayers, I will tell you just like everyone else, your prayers are worth more than anything in this world :)

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  16. Oh Margaret, what a horrible mess. I lift you up before the Lord at this time, and ask Him to strengthen you to face all that is before you. I also pray that God will keep you and your family safe, and I will continue to lift you up in prayer on a daily basis. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    1. Praise the LORD. Thank you for your prayers, they are worth everything. I say that to everyone because it is true. He has shown me today in undeniable ways that He is here with me. He hasn’t forsaken me, this is for a reason. He will make it better. All I can hear is, “it will be better” I believe that with all my heart, with the heart God gave me. The heart He created with His words. He gave me that house, He gave me everything in it. It is His and it will be better. Praise the LORD

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    1. Thank you Vivian. Your prayers are worth everything. God is with us, this I have no doubt, and He has put people in front of me today that He spoke through. I haven’t ever had people, perfect strangers that stopped in their tracks to tell me that they are praying for me. When I would get dismayed the next perfect stranger would tell me they were praying for me, that God will help me. It is miraculous. God knew what I needed, when I needed it. He has proven to me that even when I don’t know what I need, He is hugging me, encouraging me, and trying to show me in the realist ways. I am truly humbled and in awe of how amazing our God is :)

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