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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I recently got charged with a dui and Although I am grateful I did not hurt anyone or myself, I am beginning to really struggle with the mistake I made and the aftermath it has...
    anonymously3737 anonymously3737 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    It sounds really dumb, but I struggle with communicating my feelings and problems with others, even friends and family. Why? I guess part of it is forming a mindset that I am...
    niknak7 niknak7 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I've struggled with various eating disorders since being bullied at 11 years old, but the anorexia vs bulimia was the worst. I never lost or gained enough weight for anybody to...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I am single christian guy who struggles with homosexuality. I have being struggling with it since I was a teenager.I am now 24 and the battle is far from over. I am trusting in God...
    ronwhent47 ronwhent47 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I finally understood, Why I'm so attention seeking Why I behave like this Why I struggle with my self confidence It's all because of the past, that I've never told anyone. I...
    prettybr0wneyes prettybr0wneyes 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I struggle with life everyday, I thought nearly dying would make me feel different but it does not, if anything worse and I don't know why
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I lost all my friends,I feel detached from everything and everyone,I struggle with anxiety and get severe panic attacks every time I go out,I can't take it anymore,I harm myself...
    intoxicatxd intoxicatxd 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    "Struggle with it" may be the wrong description. It always wins. :( It has been prevalent in my life and it ain't no fun...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M Apr 6

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    Hi I am struggle with self harm I want to cut myself
    sarah12389 sarah12389 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I struggled for a long time. I would take appetite suppressants or eat only skittles for days on end. And I would force myself to work out for hours almost everyday. Young straight...
    pablobravotx pablobravotx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I don't even know why. I have people who I know I can trust, yet I have trust issues. I never really trust them with my feelings. I have people who I know really love me, yet I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Hello, I'm Sevine. And I'm struggling with my body image. I've always wanted to be that skinny girl with flat stomach when I was young. I grew up and I changed my mind. I wanted to...
    Blossomlilly Blossomlilly 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I hate being so skinny :/ I am gluten free can't eat anything I love :/ makes me poorly n it's just so hard to gain weight :/ it's so annoying when people say **** n your like be...
    RaniFkayy RaniFkayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    This is the second episode I have gone through in my life. The first one was when I was 20 and lasted a year and a half. Now I am 37 and have been in this for 7 months with no end...
    Mingus411 Mingus411 36-40, F Mar 25

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    Most of my life i have always viewed myself as bigger than others. I am not sure why, i have always felt like i was not good enough or worthy of anyones time. My girls see pictures...
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F Mar 25

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    It's really hard to deal with a mental illness. In class if a teacher asks a question that I'm supposed to know the answer to, but dont. Everyone will mock me and call me retard...
    matti1342 matti1342 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It really bugs me when people say that only skinny people have an eating disorder. I just hit 130lbs for the first time and I've honestly been anxious about it for days. But would...
    runningwithbears runningwithbears 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Rejection can turn ur life around to the worst. This is worsest thing which can happen to you, if you really loved a person with all your heart.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    i have never been happy with myself, even as a very young child i was always concerned with my body and the rest of my looks, and sometimes i wonder if ill ever grow out of this
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 18 Responses Apr 3

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    Dear EP, Mood: Apathetic I'll spare you the details of my gory life :}D Even though the gore is mostly in my head :{( Don't worry I'll spare you from hearing the Emo Song come...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    Throughout my younger teenage years I dealt with bulimia really bad. I had no idea what to do with my life anymore, I didn't want that for myself, I didn't want to be that way, no...
    bxttlebxrn bxttlebxrn 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I'm 34 with no college education working as a pizza delivery guy. Anything I remotely want to do is something I can't get into. I'm stuck at minimum wage.
    CptJackRabbit CptJackRabbit 31-35, M Apr 8

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    Over the last few years I've had problems with trusting people or opening up to near enough anyone. Some fo my now ex friends have moved to a different school and turned nasty...
    BloofWolfFang BloofWolfFang 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I just want to thank everyone on EP who gave me compliments on my body pictures. I've been struggling with body image issues my whole life and I'm amazed at the positive feedback I...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My apologies but I am going to skip past all the intro bits. I am really struggling tonight. I have a part that i have pushed away for years. I have ignored her and squashed her...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F Apr 12

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    You were enthused to see me. Estatic. It made me feel special. But it also made me feel scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do with that emotion. I accepted it the best...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I love my kid but hate patenting at times. I am going on 40 with a 4 year old and at times we clash dearly. I had a kid late in life and my career also began late in life. I am...
    Gemifox Gemifox 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can admit to PTSD, anxiety and depression & I am unmedicated. I prefer dealing with my emotions than be a zombie. I go from 0-60 often and can be emotionally unstable. I wish...
    thelost87 thelost87 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I think I have body dysmorphia.
    TheBigGirl TheBigGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm so tired of having to be everyone else's back bone but when I need help no one is their. I'm so stressed and depressed I need a way out.
    annamarie98 annamarie98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am in a mixed state of mania and depression today. Actually the last few days. My doctor said it's bc of my ptsd acting up. It makes my mood change second to second. And my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 28