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I Need to Be Closer to God

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 177 People

    Fearing Closeness to Him

    I feel I need to be closer to God on a daily basis, yet I also fear this.  I know from experience that suffering is a definite way to bring me closer to God.  I am thankful for each and everyday that I have with Him.  I also try to be closer to Him, somtimes in the...
    backontrack backontrack 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    amvndah amvndah 22-25, F Aug 29

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    Perhaps That Explains It...

    I battle through many issues and I think maybe it's because I need to be closer to God, but at the same time I don't think that I can be because he has lost his faith in me. I'm at a spiritual crossroads and I have no idea how to move forward with a spiritual relationship.
    klr0712 klr0712 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    If you read my other stories you will come to

    understand the major transformations in my comprehension of what it means to know God. I have had some huge spiritual uplifts and I am so grateful for the clarity and peace that these uplifts did give me. I hoped they would be life changing experiences, and perhaps they will...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Closer To God

    Closer to God is the only place I can be myself... without having to hide anything. Without maks or disguises. I am truly me, with all my flaws and with all the love I have inside.
    watergirl07 watergirl07 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2010

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    Lord , I can't say it in words .

    . Can you please just listen through my heart ?
    xienyl xienyl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    Talking To God Now, Personal Thing Between Me And Him

    I'm sick and tired of being away from you, God....Please God, you know my intentions and how I want to get myself on the right track and be close to you and follow your guidness.... but it looks like I have a weak will so I will really need your help with this..Now I understand...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Is There Proof That God Actually Exists?

    A watch requires a watchmaker. What of our infinitely more complex solar system, with the Sun and its planets revolving around it with split-second precision century after century? What of the awesome galaxy we live in, called the Milky Way, with its more than 100 billion stars...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Mar 12, 2012

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    Lost My Way.....

    A brief history:  I found Jesus when I was 16, during the early seventies when peace, love and flower childs were it.  I always talked and prayed to God but never had a relationship with him until I was around 40 years old.  I was so very close, attended church...
    LissaChef LissaChef 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Ok, I can't read this

    and not think of Nine Inch Nails, Closer. I am not a holy man.
    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M Jul 31

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    Unhappy With Where You Are?

    Where we are in life is exactly where we want to be. Not necessarily because it's what we want but because it's good enough. When good enough isn't good enough anymore THAT'S when we start living :)
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2012

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    Well, I believe he exists. That he is somewhere up there with his places that he labels as Heaven and Hell. But I certainly don't believe in him, look up to him, nor am I proud to...
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    I don't think I am really of any use here on earth anymore. Not much family. No children. Just existing. I have no purpose. Overcoming an addiction, but not getting anywhere with...
    Sweetflower80 Sweetflower80 41-45, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Today's promise: God is always ready to help us and expects us to help others! How do you respond to those who seek to hurt you? "Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I believe in God. He has been so wonderful and good to me. I wont lie when I want to do something that is not right He is there always guiding me. Its like I hear Him saying this...
    mahabz7 mahabz7 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I do not believe in a man made created "God" and "Jesus". They are both fictional imaginary characters in my opinion. I believe that there is a higher power within myself because I...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    God i don't ask you to make my life easier but i ask you to give me strength to face all of my trouble.
    Mrxdavidson Mrxdavidson 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Alright I need to change my life and here's the list all in random order 1.talk to the girl that I love 2.workout and build muscles 3. Eat healthier 4. Accept my AB/DL side of...
    demonhunter7 demonhunter7 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I need there to be something that I will never be. I need there to be a height to which I will never reach! I need God to be God. I need God to be the Father. Love IS all you need...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I once complained to God about why He gave me this kind of life that I have. I started questioning Him. I even went to the point that I kinda hated him. I even thought that maybe I...
    pitchy28 pitchy28 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    some think because God answers our prayers we are exempt from trials and tribulation ,,this is not so ,just the opposite ,,,we are in a battle with dark forces ,, just...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

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    As we draw closer, my heart begins to race wildly. Im captivated by the sparkle in her eyes and the tiny sardonic grin that plays delicately on her lips. Closer and closer, time...
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    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    The Bible and Hypocrites I am a believer I believe the bible is the world of God Many people don't believe the Bible because it was written by a man so therefore what's in the...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 1

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    God I need you, only you can solve my problems and show me the light. Give me peace on the inside, le me know everything will be alright. God I need you and your lovingful light...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    The most powerful prayer, one omnipotent, and the worthiest work of all is the outcome of a quiet mind. The quieter it is the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    For one thing, why wouldn't everyone believe in God? Seriously people. Would you rather think that we are here by accident? That no matter what we do, what we learn, how much we...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    I actually really hate when people make the simple act of "believing in God" into a huge *** complicated mind ****. Sorry for the language but it's seriously ridiculous. At the end...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 14 Responses Nov 30

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    OK LISTEN. I want EVERYONE To read this!!! Ok, so wether you believe in god or not. The nonbelievers and the believers need to stop trying to push their beliefs onto each other...
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    Believing in God has always been a strength for me. I like being around people who praise God. It lifts my spirit to show God love. Prayer is a very important part of my life. I...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    It's 4:30 am and I can't sleep. Again. The past month I haven't been able to fall asleep until after 4am. For the past two years I have been trying to figure out whats wrong with...
    blankspace17 blankspace17 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    This year has been the hardest year of my life. Everyday I have to deal with stress and anxiety. I'm so lonely and tired of pretending to be happy. I love my family and they try to...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 23

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    My Girlfreind of 1 year 3 months. I've recently begun to not want to talk to her, to tell her i just want to be freinds. sometimes i feel like i need a feind more than i need a...
    xbooow59 xbooow59 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    So as the end of the year gets closer my family and I moving. I'm hoping with this move comes a lot of changes. We have lived secluded in the country for the last 6 years. Were...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 8

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    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    There was a time in my life, where I doubted his existed. I didn't want to believe He was real. But deep down, I knew He was. Now there isn't a single person on this Earth, who can...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 10 Responses Dec 9

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    Lord God i know my deeds in the past few days isn't pleasing to You... i'm sorry... i'm sorry if i neglect my commitment to you... im sorry if i let the evil spirit ruined my life...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Hi everyone Will everyone please also pray for my grandfather? He is in the hospital, and he has really bad breathing problems. He is taking a lot of medicine right now, because he...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 2

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    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    It confuses me when people try to tell me that I don't believe in God, or that I have rejected God because I don't believe what they believe. I could try to explain in detail...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 21