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GodGirl27

GodGirl27

I feel exactly like Paul did when he wrote Romans 7:14-25
I feel like I am 2 different people! One would die to do what is right, but one is going totally against it. I don’t do the good I want, but I do the evil I hate! I cry myself to sleep knowing that I sinned today and could’ve done something about it, but in that time I wanted to sin so I did! It’s awful having the feeling that sin rules you and you can’t be free from it. Yes I am saved, but how to I overcome this sin that has taken hold of me. It’s not like my whole life is destroyed I am a pretty nice person and all, but when it comes to appreciating people for their works it’s not easy, or just helping people jest to help them, it’s not been easy. I’ve been ignoring my bible and not praying, but I’m dying to have a closer relationship with God! I don’t know how to win.

January 13, 2015 at 18:46
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trulyblessed

I understand! 🙂 I have been feeling the same way too. The BEST thing is to pray and read the bible.

January 17, 2015 at 20:29
ata9

ata9

It’s understandable to feel like you’re an awful person, but remember that God forgives us of even the most terrible things. It’s never too late to change. It’s good to recognize that you have things you need to work on, but be careful not to let that consume your thoughts and try to keep in mind your good qualities as well. One of my closest friends has severe depression because she dwells too much on her bad qualities.

Here’s what I would recommend to help grow spiritually. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this way of prayer, but it works really well for me whenever I feel like I’m at a low point spiritually. It works best if you use it every day (I usually do it at night before going to bed). Here’s a link to a webpage with it written out: http://loyolapress.com/prayerfully-reviewing-your-day-daily-examen.htm. I hope this helps! 🙂

January 17, 2015 at 21:50
Tatechets

Tatechets

that’s been happening to me 🙂 and everytime I feel bad

January 30, 2015 at 13:33
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bacook

I feel the exact same way right now. I feel broken and don’t understand why. I’m terrified of losing my connection to the lord. I seem to be falling apart and I can’t do anything about it. That’s what makes it worse, that I can’t seem to stop it, no matter how often I pray, or read nothing changes. God won’t fix me, and I can’t fix myself. You’re not alone, just be strong the only thing I can say is to keep on keeping on. I have faith it’ll get better… Someday.

February 16, 2015 at 16:49
Speak4Elohim

Speak4Elohim

Godgirl27, Want to know the truth? You can’t. It’s impossible. You never can and never will overcome the sin. You simply aren’t strong enough, and you never will be. But don’t despair!!! No one is strong enough! What we have to do when we are tempted and we fall and fail again, is to stop trying to do it all ourselves! We are no longer just ourselves! We are God’s precious children. ” Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” ~Luke 18:27 This doesn’t mean that we’re strong enough. It means that when we’re NOT (and oh boy are we SO often not strong enough!) God is. As a young woman especially, you just want to fix everything. It’s kinda a part of who we are as women, we pick up the slack everywhere we see it! But it’s just too much. “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” our spirits are willing and raring to go! But we are not and never will be string enough! So we have to do what is probably the very hardest thing… drop it all at His feet. “Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. For my burden is easy, and my yoke is light.” Hon, our chains have been unlocked, that does not automatically make us string enough to carry them! We have to lay it all at Jesus feet, and say, Lord, I can’t, but You can! Will you be my strength? Will you help me to resist the temptations of the flesh?” and in the times when you cannot even seem to manage that? When you don’t even have the faith to let go, still you can call out to God! Like the father in Mark 9:24 “Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Remember darling, “God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with its turmoil.”
Psalm 46: 1-3

February 17, 2015 at 12:58
GodGirl27

GodGirl27

I wish I knew how to do that!! I don’t know how to just let it all go!! I guess I have control issues. I am used to always wanting to be right all the time! I have tried to it lay everything down, but nothing ever feels better. Hearing people say I just felt better after I paid it down to God just makes me feel worse and that I’m not important enough for God to take my worries away!! It’s horrible because I fail again and again and agains. I feel like I have Christ in my life for a little while, but then I just lose it, which makes me feel like I don’t have him. Like now my life feels absolutely useless!! I can’t do it and every time I try to talk to God about it nothing helps and I’m scared that nothing ever will. It terrifies me to think that God might give up on me, and I can’t do anything about it. I know the Bible says God will never leave you but why can’t I reach Him? I’m sooo tempted to just give up!

February 24, 2015 at 17:59
Speak4Elohim

Speak4Elohim

Honey, I’m going to tell you something that my “brother” told me when I was going through a rough time. He said “The teacher is always silent during a test, Katie.” It may take years, and years, and years for your control problems to back off. It may take years to hear God. See, to God “A day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.” He is faithfully with you always. Pray with all of your heart, and I will be praying for you as well. He is always faithful. Just cry out “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!” He is your strength, even when you cannot hear Him, even when you’re positive He has forgotten and forsaken you. A father never leaves His child, but will always do what will, in the end, strengthen their souls. Remember “A single thread in a tapestry, though its color brightly shine, can never see its purpose in the pattern of the grand design.

February 24, 2015 at 18:07
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