Posted by femlite on January 17, 2004, at 20:09:52
In reply to Re: Justfication unrequired ..... » femlite, posted by Miss Honeychurch on January 17, 2004, at 17:25:54
Having a contrite heart is a sign that God is with us! Glory to God you saw your need for help.
Im very happy for you that you have found it and are moving forward. You are truly blessed.
Ive been around the "If God loved me, why would He let this horrible thing happen to me" bend a few times, which has led to my being very angery with God. I feel strongly that this is a relationship and He knows how I really feel no matter what I say or do. I may as well be honest with Him.
One thing that has helped pulled me through was a friends gentle reminder that I was hung up again on the modern notion that if I did everything "right" my path would be effortless.
My depression is going on 30 years.
Im not great but Im trying not to beat myself up over it, and my faith is strong.
You sound good and believe me, God has not let go of you or me, even if we occasionally let go of Him.
He is faithful to perfect that which He began...
Gather the grace of the day...:)
If you want to try a way to see His faithfulness write the blessings of each day down in a journal.
Thank you for sharing your journey with me.
> Well, it was about a year ago that I became pretty depressed. I've been in therapy since July and have seen great progress.
> But before therapy, I was ignoring my husband, my friends, myself, and unfortunately, God. I became cynical about pretty much everything. My husband has forgiven me, my friends have forgiven me, and I have sought forgivness everyday from God.
> The worst part is, is that I have still not forgiven me. I don't know how to forgive myself.