Can anyone help boost my faith please?

Discussion in 'Personal Advice, Care & Prayers' started by Rami, Sep 20, 2023.

  1. Rami

    Rami Member Anglican

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    If I have done anything that has offended Jesus Christ I am truly sorry. I know I am a worthless sinner, but I do not wish to reject His love, whereby through His sacrifice on the Cross my forgiveness upon repentance was enabled.

    My DH and I were seeking help a couple of years ago, and it appears we may have turned to the wrong place to get it. I am not sure right now if the poor leadership of a church is the problem or if we did something wrong. I would really like to be able to see clearly what happened, and I will take any help the Lord feels able to give about it.

    I would be especially grateful for prayer here from people who are confident that they care about the future of Anglicanism in particular, although anyone who feels called to respond or able to pray on this may come.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    AnglicanAgnostic Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably not the one to help you boost your faith, but I was just wondering what a DH is?
     
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    PDL Well-Known Member Anglican

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    You create a problem; although, I'm certain you didn't intend to do so.

    You ask for help with a problem but without stating what the problem is.

    I'm not asking you to state what your problem is on an Internet forum. You can never take back something you've said or written. Therefore, I'm not proposing, for a single minute, that you publicly air your problem.

    However, if people don't know what is your problem they can't begin to offer you any suggestions that may help you.

    If, as your post hints at, you and your husband are having marital problems I'm not at all surprised the C of E, in its current state, was fouding wanting when it came help.

    Should your problems be marital, and I may be latching on to something that doesn't exist, have you considered the organisation Relate?

    I'm happy to recieve a PM should you wish to send me one but don't suggest that I can be of any help.
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    That is a husband. Dear Husband = DH

    I am just wondering what an Anglican Agnostic is, but feel free to leave me wondering if this is a nosy question?
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    I was only asking for prayer hence "any help the Lord feels able to give about it". Sorry that was not clear from the original post.
     
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    Find a faithful priest. Spill your heart to him. Cry out to God. He will here. He can forgive all manner of sin if repented of. Take heart in that. Read the Psalms. I suggest Psalm 121
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    Not exactly a marital problem, but someone else might come by this thread and find Relate now.

    Can the C of E help anyone with anything these days? Do you know?
     
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    Rami, I am praying for you and your husband. May our Lord grant both of you His wisdom and guidance as you navigate through the situations of your life together, like unto a cord of three strands wherein the strand of God lends strength and stability to the weaker strands. He is your Provider, your source of all that is good. He is your Comforter. He is your ever-present Help in times of trouble.

    "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour...In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear..." (2 Samuel 22).

    I can sympathize with your feelings about the C of E these days, however keep in mind that the earthly Church is far from perfect and does not always do a good job of reflecting the will of the Master. And some vicars will always be better than others, and some worse than others, at hearing & obeying God's instructions. If the parish you sought help from is not helping, hopefully another nearby parish can do better.
     
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    Well I class myself as an Agnostic, which I define as a "don't know", but I'm probably at the atheistic end of the spectrum. I also class myself as an Anglican as I was baptised in an Anglican church, so I'm probably on their books. And people can probably discern that I am genuinely interested in Anglicanism, though probably more in the temporal aspects of it.
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    Thank you to everyone, including those who are praying but did not post.

    It definately seems to be helping.
     
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    Amen
     
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    Rami: In the Church of England, in the marriage service, the priest asks the whole congregation "Will you support name and name in their marriage. The expected answer is "WE will". All your friends and relatives should be committed to supporting you both in your marriage and in The Faith. Share your problems with them and let the Holy Spirit speak words of wisdom to you both, through them. It is they who have made the commitment, before God, in the church, to support you both. Presumably, most of them are baptised, Spirit guided believers, themselves.

    Don't feel that you are all on your own with your problems. That is not the way God would have it. That's why he gave us the church.
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    It depends on what you're* seeking help with.

    Please be assured of my prayers.

    *I'm using the pronoun 'you' here in its plural sense so I'm referring to everyone rather than you alone.
     
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    We are thank you.
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    I happen to believe that is why God gave us Himself, not the church. Maybe I am wrong?
     
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    Rami Member Anglican

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    There has been no shortage of support, and very effective support, in response to my appeal in the OP. It came from the body of beievers, in the form of prayer, as I requested, from members of this forum, some of whom are exactly as you say...they are the church. Most of the messages and remarks have also been very helpful, as they would be, from the church.

    I am not, at this time, about to go back to the wrong place, where there was already no effective response.