Love Problems

Most of the people who contact Global Media Outreach:  http://www.godlife.com/)  are hurting.  It doesn’t matter where they live in this world; most are hurting because of love problems. “Pray for my marriage.”  “Pray that my husband will come home.”  “Pray that I can find a godly wife.”  “Nobody loves me.”  “Does God love me?”  “My wife doesn’t love me.”  “Nobody wants me.” Their stories are sad and endless.

Raj  from India had a love problem.  His girlfriend’s parents had suddenly arranged for her to marry another, because Raj was not of the same caste.  He was devastated and said he wanted to kill himself.

I began encouraging him with Scripture and wrote out a prayer for him online.  He agreed to do our 30-day online Bible study.  He wrote almost daily to say the Bible study was helping him—making him more clear-headed.  But as the day of his former girlfriend’s wedding approached,  he again began to despair.

I suggested we pray for the soon-to-be newlyweds.  I wrote out my prayer and asked him to agree with it.  I prayed that God would bless their marriage with a deep love for one another.  I prayed that she would no longer think of Raj and that Raj would no longer think of her.  I prayed that Raj would begin to praise and thank God for his situation—showing God that Raj will trust Him, no matter what.  I prayed that God would fill Raj with His Holy Spirit so he could experience all the fruit of the Spirit, especially the peace, patience and joy.  I then suggested that Raj pray this way every time he begins to feel low.

It worked!  Soon Raj had accepted her marriage and moved on.  He is now involved in a Christian church, is going to Bible study and meeting new young people.

  • No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.     Romans 8:37-38.
  • Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.   1 Thessalonians 5:11
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to Love Problems

  1. Dorothy says:

    That’s pretty tough. I wish I could give Raj a hug because I know what it’s like to love someone deeply and have to give them up (mine were different circumstances of course). It was one of the hardest things (one of the most difficult of tests) I’ve had to go through, and keep relying on God, and keep believing He has my best interests in mind.

    • Kathleen says:

      Thank you Dorothy! I suppose most of us have had similar devastating experiences, but with God’s help we keep pushing forward. I tend to believe, looking back, that perhaps God was protecting us from making huge mistakes.

  2. Amy says:

    Praise the Lord for Raj’s obedience to Him. I’ve been studying Hebrews 12 and have learned that the Lord’s discipline is for our training in righteousness. Amen to your counsel. Go gently now, Amy

  3. Susan says:

    When you share how you have prayed for others it helps to grow me in the area of prayer. Raj was obedient and God has blessed him. It is good to see how God works.

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