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I Struggle With My Faith

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    Maybe I Was Delirious...

    ....as yesterday I was sick all day, but nonetheless - as I lay in bed last night I was thinking about how I'm always depressed, always cranky, never the way I think a "Christian should be", and why that is. And then I sort of started talking to myself (yes, I had a...
    TheLibrarian TheLibrarian 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    A 'Dwelling Place'

    I've been a Christian since '86 and then had an actual experience in '98 when God actually became a real Person to me. I am on this group about struggling with my faith, and I know that many, many Christians struggle with their faith.  I think that the Christians who struggle...
    DaSSRedemption DaSSRedemption 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    Loneliness

    Hm.... isn't something when God wants to get you just for HIMSELF. I've been having the weirdest day specially right now. I feel this deep sense of loneliness at the moment. It really hit me good. I realise I have no one. My family could careless, I have no friends, and even...
    starlightgurl22 starlightgurl22 31-35 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    The True Religion Of God

    Which is The Religion of God? Each person is born in a circumstance which is not of his own choosing. The religion of his family or the ideology of the state is thrust upon him from the very beginning of his existence in this world. By the time he reaches his teens, he is...
    HonestSincereLoyalMan HonestSincereLoyalMan 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Man. I feel so guilty

    for even saying I lack faith. Because I know there is a God who has blessed me beyond belief but I still question him. I feel ashamed when I worry. I know there is a higher power but when times get tough I immediately cry out WHY God and get angry. Rather than trust His will...
    nikkisun nikkisun 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    Forever Falling

    My teen years have been filled with much realization, like many of you guys. The only answer I got about where I came from was that it was from God, nothing more. I grew up Catholic with my mother and sister, not knowing what my father dealt with. He comes in later. I met a...
    bajjer bajjer 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    The Importance Of Faith?

    I’ve been accused of not having faith a number of times in recent history because I don’t attend church services. Its usually said with a bit of derision, or pity it seems. It’s true I don’t attend anymore, this is because I found way too much hypocrisy and self...
    daltxn daltxn 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    AAHHH!!

    I feel like my religion is forcing me to constrict who I am. In terms of what I can accept, what I can't; who I can marry, and can not; what I can wear and what I can not; what I can think and what I can not!! It's just ...confusing! I mean why did God create free will if God had...
    desieyez desieyez 18-21, F 18 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Struggling Christian

    I've struggled with my faith since I became a Christian at the age of seven.  Then, when I was eighteen and had a spiritual experience with God, my faith became much more real, but then so did the struggle with my faith.  When I was twenty-four, I began to discover some of the...
    DaSSRedemption DaSSRedemption 31-35, M 20 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Please pray for unborn babies

    and all families especially your own :) Love
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F Jul 15

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    Is It Because....

    Is it because I'm so.... broken that God don't use me? Don't get me wrong I don't think I'm doubting God at all. It's just that it kind of seem that way. I know that Gd have used so many others that were broken, but it just seems with me I'm a different story. I don't know. It...
    starlightgurl22 starlightgurl22 31-35 4 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    And I Thought Being a Christian Was Going to Be Easy..

    I thought that once I became a Christian and truly started to try to live right that everything would just be so very wonderful and all my worries would disappear.  How naive was I. My faith is tested every single day I wake up.  From the problems in my marriage to the...
    ck75253 ck75253 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    Neverending

    I love Jesus so much but the doubts never completely go away. How can He love me? Maybe I'm just kidding myself. Maybe all my friends who are agnostic/humanist/secularist/Buddhist are right. It's a constant struggle.
    TheLibrarian TheLibrarian 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    Untitled

    I haven’t talked to you in a while and I don’t know why I’m doing it now. I doubt you’re listening or maybe you are you just don’t care. Maybe it’s because I only look for you when I’m down but when everything is okay I don’t know how to keep you in my life. I don...
    soccergirl06 soccergirl06 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Trying To Find My Way Back

    Last Easter I converted to the Catholic Church. I went through all the necessary courses and preparations, I had my first confession, and after that vigil service I felt joy that I had never experienced before. I had thought that becoming a part of the Catholic Church would make...
    wootitsme wootitsme 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    What Happens After You Follow The Lord Off A Cliff?

    I wondered which forum to post to. It was either this forum or "I Lost Faith in God", but I don't feel I've lost faith, but "struggling" is more appropriate. I'm having a hard time reconciling my beliefs with my feelings. The short history, reconnected with God about 10 years...
    MakingMyWayAlso MakingMyWayAlso 36-40 4 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    I Need To Find Another Way.

    About 3 years ago I was at the peak of my connection with The Lord. Being Roman Catholic I was an altar server and I was a regular for major masses like Christmas and Easter vigil. I was even considering the priesthood and moving forward. However, something happened. Something I...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Wheres The Faith At?

    I have sruggled with my faith for years now. For most part is when i lost my three children and my father and brothers. I have asked a thousand times, why me, what did i do to deserve this? Why are you taking everyone that i love so much away from me!? I have tried to go back to...
    kiki1956 kiki1956 56-60, F 9 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    The Battle...

     I used to believe strongly in God... I was always brought up surrounded by people who did and in school we learned all about it. I never thought otherwise! This was Until my Uncle became more involved in my life. I cant blame him entirely for the loss of my faith but He did...
    FragmentsOfFaith FragmentsOfFaith 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    Unsure

    Well, the thing is that it is so cliche' of eep hearing people say I love God and all. Don't get me wrong if they really do good for them. The thing is that I heard it so much myself that I even keep saying, but I think to myself "do "I" really and truly love God? I'm not even...
    starlightgurl22 starlightgurl22 31-35 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Struggling With Faith

    I love god and i know hes real. its just, that with everything thats happen to me it's so hard to believe in or trust anyone, even god sometimes and i hate myself for that. Sometimes i just feel like everyone and everything is fake. I hate myself for the things i think sometimes...
    Alisaperne6446 Alisaperne6446 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    I'm smaller than I was (in my last post under "I struggle with my body image") But I have gained weight.. I am now 93.8lbs instead of 92 I am such a ******* failure....
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    The struggle is always there. My struggle has gotten a tiny bit better thanks to my bf but.... Day after day after day I still struggle and even though I fit into some clothes I...
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    For me life every moment is almost struggle
    edpd1951 edpd1951 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    People close to me feel I am very obsessed with myself. I may agree to it. Yes I am self obsessed. The reason probably is that I don't like the way I look and am constantly...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Recovery... Realising your worth it. Experiencing true happiness. Caring about yourself. Over coming your own demons. Validating your worth it. Eating with no regret. Relapse, its...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F Sep 6

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    Ok. I need to get this one out as a declaration of my new fitness goal. It might be a taboo idea, but my new goal has been inspired by the fact that I am reuniting with a friend of...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    For as much **** as I ate in the past week or 2, surprised I haven't gained and my face hasn't gotten any rounder because of retaining water weight due to the sodium content. I...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I'm 5"8 and weigh 124 pounds at the moment... For years, I never really considered my weight or body image, but my brother started calling me fat and for some reason it really...
    starvingshadows starvingshadows 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 13

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    I think Healthy is Beautiful A lot of people say, "skinny is beautiful." and others object saying, "Curvy girls are much more better." However, out of all these preferences of how...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Ugh, I've actually been dealing with this a lot lately. It's a day to day process towards being okay with myself. Repeat to self: I am okay the way I look regardless of what...
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    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M Sep 14

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    I can't remember the last time I looked in the mirror and thought I looked good. In fact, I don't look in the mirror full stop as I'm scared it will crack. I am so self conscious...
    HollowHeart17 HollowHeart17 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    I'm obsessed about what I want in life and can't get it out of my head. Its nothing uncommon at all but I know without work and complaining all the time wouldn't change anything. I...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I have lived and survived a life of poverty and abuse..all of them...emotional, physical, sexual etc. I'm also a product of my generation..smart and a late bloomer, life...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    The other night, a woman other than my wife told me that I was an attractive guy. A few months ago at a concert I went to alone, a woman started speaking with me and told me that...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Right now I'm amidst a panic attack and I am out in public, need to collect new glasses, anyway I'm increasingly worried and as an effect paranoia is setting in as I see people...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm okay living with imperfect people and an imperfect life. We're human we can't explore without mistakes, and I'm okay with difficult people, or at least I try. ;)
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Loose Gravel kicked up and down the throat of the mountain. Big britches to fill she sings to herself, as she digs down with her bony fingers into the craggy wall of self discovery...
    faintking faintking 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why can't I stop? Why can't I die?
    thalassinia thalassinia 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I am so ******* fat!! I can't stand this anymore! I'm a ******* whale!! Why can't I just ******* be skinny!! That is all I freaking want! Pleasssee!!! ;-;
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