Someone very dear to my heart confided something very personal to me. I was touched but a little overwhelmed. As I listened and participated in the conversation. I could hear the spirit in me making suggestions, offering comfort and asking things that the "old" me would not have done. I asked about his religious beliefs, I suggested that he pray about it and I suggested that he journal about his feelings. I also suggested counseling. Something most folks are afraid of but it really does offer some insight to the situation. And lastly, I suggested that he spend some time alone and just reflect on his life, what went wrong and what it is he truly wants for his future. Sometimes the best blessings come from the worst pain.
I am no expert on life. There are professionals with hourly wages that would love to keep you in the "chair" for hours at a time, Pastors who are guided by the spirit to bring you closer to accepting what may or may not be working in your life, there are your closest friends who would love to see you happy "or not" and offer advice based on "their" experiences and there are of course family members who love you and "think" they know what's best for you.
But in "my" opinion, the only one who will love you, understand you, accept you and forgive you is the Lord. HE does all these things with out any conditions attached. HE wants to hear from you and HE wants to sit in prayer with you.
Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress: be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before you and and wait in expectation.