living-in-kansas said: Hey what's going on with you? I've been going through a rough time too.
Ah, some things happened in my love life that really started to affect my mental state, and combined with all of that I just moved halfway around the world from Canada to Australia (I literally just woke up from my post-arrival nap), and the guy in question is the only person I know in the city i now live in! But after a lot of prayer I’ve received a lot of guidance about how to approach the whole situation, and I’m cautiously optimistic while also guarding my heart. In the midst of all of that I had a mini crisis of faith, where I felt like God’s presence was withdrawn from my life for months and months. Looking back on things, I don’t *really* have any problems, and all of my loved ones are safe and happy, so I shouldn’t complain.
I’m really sorry to hear you’ve been going through a tough time, too. I will pray for you, especially asking for the intercession of Our Lady, because mama is wonderful.
spiritual desolation is the WORST
Today I broke up with my boyfriend. My boyfriend is Australian, I’m Canadian. I’m moving from Canada to Australia for postgraduate school…..in 6 weeks. I don’t know a single soul there other than him, but of course I’m not going to be seeing much of him, as I’ve decided that given our particular circumstances cutting off contact will be the most self-honouring and healing thing I can do.
If anyone wants to beef up their intercessory prayer life, it would be amazing if you could pray for:
1) His healing (because he has a lot of damage from childhood abuse and heartbreak throughout his late teens and 20s, and based on the way he’s treated me and been acting, he needs a miracle in order to even begin the healing process)
2) My heart (I went to Mass and bawled my eyes out today. Going to repeat that all this week and maybe beyond, with added Eucharistic Adoration afterwards. That’s how I got over my last heartbreak - just sitting in front of Jesus all catatonic-like)
3) That my time and my studies in Australia would be blessed, that I’d find a lovely place to live, make amazing friends, and maybe even after I’ve healed find a beautiful soul to be in a relationship with, who will accept all the love I have to offer and is ready, willing, and able to love me back.
Thank you all so much, and as always, if you have prayer requests, please send them to me!
It’s time to get back to what’s important - loving God, and loving myself for His sake. I’ve got really off-track, my friends, and feel like I’m living in darkness. Lord, bring in the light.