Okay so I’m not sure if this goes here but here goes nothing. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety lately. I just over stress, over worry, and over complicate just about everything. I am not sure why but I do. I’m currently a freshman in college and this time in my life has been a season of change. I feel like time is just blowing through me and I can’t slow down and catch my breath. My grandma passed away back in September and that was hard enough to deal with but I’ve also started college, lost some friends and gained others but all the friends I’ve gained are currently still at home on Christmas break.
I’ve never felt more alone. I’ve tried to go to God and just ask him to calm my anxieties but I feel like each time I do that I get knocked back to square -4. I have enough to worry about (financial aid and my major) but I also feel like my church is trying to put on all these other worries (global missions and other things) and I am very new to my faith.
I grew up in church (sort of) and then regularly when since I was 10 but I wasn’t saved till I was 17. I have been fed a lot of false teachings and mixed messages by people at my old church and I feel like I am getting mixed messages from the church I’ve been going to since I was a freshman in high school. I don’t know what I need to decide for myself is right because everyone interprets the Bible in their own way (so to speak). I just don’t know what to do anymore but I also very much need prayers in this situation as well as advice. I feel very stuck in this and I know God said we would suffer for our faith but I don’t think he meant like this.
|January 11, 2015 at 22:07|
It’s common to feel stressed your first year of college. It’s my fouth year and I’m stressed. Over school mainly, and the fact that in two years I need to find a job and be an official adult.
Trusting in Him is the first step. But it’s a lot harder than it seems. I grew up in the Catholic Church but it wasn’t until I graduated high school that I truely made decisions for myself. Now my faith is better than it has ever been. For me it was learning about my faith that made it better.
Take it one day at a time. And take some time out for yourself. It always helps me to not go to the pool with my roommates and watch a movie instead. Good luck on your college adventure!
|January 14, 2015 at 20:37|
As a person who struggles with severe anxiety, I can tell you that anxiety won’t be fixed overnight. Anxiety is something that I’ve had to learn to live with. I prayed to God about my struggles and He told me to spend time with Him. You said you’re new to your faith, so try to talk to God! He knows you need help, obviously, but praying helps take the bad worries out of your mind. This faith won’t be easy, He didn’t say it would be. I’ve found peace when I’m alone with the Lord. It’s easy to think that God has somehow forgotten you and you’re all alone, but God will never leave you! Just spend time getting to know God and learning how much He loves you. He has a plan for you, and I’ll admit, it’s scary not knowing the plan, but trusting in God is the first step to overcoming anxiety. I’ll be praying for you.
|June 9, 2015 at 10:37|
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