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I Struggle With My Faith

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 166 People

    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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    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 7 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    How can The Lord be so loving,

    yet it feels like he is just playing a game with me? I feel like I hit a point where I finally might "have it" (what I think is true faith) only to be sent crashing down again.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 21, 2014

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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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    Please pray for unborn babies

    and all families especially your own :) Love
    ffets ffets 46-50 Jul 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I know he is real, but I feel like he "comes

    and goes". (Like exiting and opening a door) whenever he wants. I think the last time might've been my fault though. I know heaven and hell is real and I sure know angels are too! I know HE is real most of all. But it's so hard to feel like he cares. scriptures do nothing for...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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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    At this point, I'm really Agnostic,

    I just don't want to fully admit that to myself. Admitting it to myself would mean I would have to admit it to the world. Jesus is the center of my family, and I can't complain. They are religious, but not rude or forceful. It's just hard to tell them that the one thing that is...
    sansabri sansabri 18-21, F Oct 9, 2014

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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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    I was raised as a catholic.

    I even have a cousin who is a priest and an aunt who is a nun. my aunt is in this church that receives miraculous petals from God. and still I don't know how I can believe in Jesus in faith I should have
    zimoash20 zimoash20 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When I was a Christian I thought it was the

    best thing ever when I first started. But then hitting the age of reason I questioned everything and ended up leaving it behind. It caused problems between my girlfriend and I but after a long talk about common sense, logic, and better ideas if a deity she finally understood and...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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