I am 36, father of 4, married 8.5 years.
I am really struggling with bills/work/feelings of worth/doubts. I need to confess and ask for your prayers.
I recently spoke with a pastor who does deliverances and he helped me confess a lot of sins. Like mistrusting Jesus, confusion, fear of man, etc. I feel cleaner than I have felt in a long time. And am regularly praying for God’s will. I feel humble and grateful.
I struggle with paying my bills. I don’t know why. I work. But what I make is not enough. Sometimes, I have these overwhelming feelings that causes me to get angry with God and lose hope. I hate these moments. Maybe that is when I eat snacks to cover the pain. Sugar snacks.
I am just now being healed from the pain of my parents’ divorce when I was 6.
I was saved by the grace of God when I was a rebellious 16-year-old.
When I was 19, my dad died. I slipped into a deep state. Depressed, suicidal, and had sex with random people to hide my pain. I got herpes. I went into a darker place. Yet, God was with me. Having mercy on me.
When I was 23, I did not want that darkness anymore and simply prayed for healing. I prayed to confess it to a friend. God provided two friends. And after a worship concert at my church, he told me to seek a pastor’s prayer and I would be healed. I did and have never looked back.
Now, as a family man, I have tried to provide with my own strength, and I am really struggling. I eat sugar when I am feeling low. But it really doesn’t help. It gratifies me for a bit.
One of the things I needed to confess to that pastor was being performance based. I am really looking for God’s grace right now. Not trying to do anything on my own strength but pray for his will and ask for his grace.
I feel the Holy Spirit say to me occasionally, I am calling you. I like that. But I do not really know how to respond. I want to be used by God. However, right now I look at my life with all my bills and it seems really bad. I ask for you help in prayer. Thanks.