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being healed of sickness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 9, 2013, at 14:27:34

I've had this all bottled up in me all this week, I've been prayer hard to God for this condition of my medication not working, it doesn't take effect, its moderalty potent, and it should be working and my body has created a resistance on it. And it is so frustrating because all my depression is getting worse...

so I've been praying many times everyday....urging God in quiet prayers by myself to be healed of this, writing it in journals and placing it upon the alter in my room. It's really making me feel like im going crazy because I get anxiety of this thing that causes this, and the amount of time I've been praying about this is a couple months, maybe a year at max. And I know that God, one year is like 1 second to him, and I don't want to be like the people who had to go into the wilderness for 40years, waiting that long for a prayer....this is so difficult in testing my faith....because of fear and doubt....causing chaos thinking the prayers are just words of nothing but words going into the air, not ever being heard. That's whats causing all this anxiety right now during this time. That's what preoccupies my mind, when im suppost to be active in life and not thinking of little things that seem less than mediocre.

anyways enough with all this.....im just sick of this time, I want it to end. I want to be healed, and trust in something that I know has good intrest.

that's all....thanks for reading

r

 

Re: being healed of sickness

Posted by Tomatheus on May 9, 2013, at 16:36:23

In reply to being healed of sickness, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 9, 2013, at 14:27:34

RJ,

I'm sorry to hear that you've been suffering and that you don't feel like your prayers are being answered. I know that you've probably written about the mental health condition or conditions that you're suffering from more than once here on Psycho-Babble, but could you remind me what it is that you're looking to be healed from?

I do pray myself, but I generally tend to avoid asking God to perform miracles. I'm not saying that miracles can't happen or that I wouldn't be pleasantly surprised if I were to witness one happening, but I don't go through life expecting that they'll happen. What I do ask God for is guidance in making choices that will lead to both my well being and the well being of others. I pray for myself and for others, in part because it's my belief that human action must precede the changes that we want to see.

It of course is not my intent to tell you or anybody else how to pray, so if you don't find my example to be helpful, please feel free to disregard it. I do think, though, that when we feel like our prayers aren't being answered that it's sometimes best to reexamine what we're hoping to achieve and whether or not there might be ways of accomplishing what we hope to achieve that we haven't considered. In other words, by seemingly not answering our prayers, maybe God is trying to guide us toward solving our problems in a different way.

T.

 

Re: being healed of sickness

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 24, 2013, at 0:30:54

In reply to Re: being healed of sickness, posted by Tomatheus on May 9, 2013, at 16:36:23

thanks .... I've been through many suffering stages here on babble....from 2003 till now. 10 years.....every year slowly evolved.....

but what Im trying to be healed from is the medication resistance, I've driven myself crazy thinking that not anything works....so I've gotta to just drop it all, and believe in the father, god, whatever you call him lol but its hard because I've believed in delusions in the past and totally shattered my belief when it turned out not awnsered and I realized it was false thinking, thinking every thought I have is connected to God, and I was being operated by God....yea when I realized that was all false, it killed me. So drop it, and start over again.

thank you for advice....I really hope I will find the true god and his will, not man created god and man created will lol

r

 

Re: being healed of sickness rjlockhart37

Posted by Tomatheus on May 26, 2013, at 16:32:44

In reply to Re: being healed of sickness, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 24, 2013, at 0:30:54

Hi RJ,

I can understand looking to God for answers, especially when it seems like many of the things that are offered as solutions to our problems don't seem to give us the results that we're looking for. I think that it can be helpful to have a higher power to look to for guidance when the going gets tough and even when things are going well, because I believe that God is always with us and listening to us, whether or not we feel like he's answering our prayers.

I think that continuing to be mindful of God and continuing to seek Him after we've had delusions of a religious nature can be a challenge. After I started to come to terms with the reality that God most likely wasn't speaking to me at times when I thought he was, I had to re-evaluate what I considered to be messages from God. As you seem to have done, I've more or less rejected the idea that at least most of the things that I saw or heard in reality that seemed to be connected to my thoughts were God's way of speaking to me. I believe now, for example, that the lyrics of songs that I felt were being sung just for me just felt like they were personally significant because of the way my mind was filtering incoming stimuli, and not because they were God's way of telling me something. At the same time, I do think in retrospect that there were times when God or some other higher power was trying to get through to me. And now that I no longer experience most of the perceptual disturbances that I once did, and now that I've come to terms with the fact that a lot of the thoughts I had when when I was having these dysperceptions were delusions, I've been faced with the challenge of differentiating between what was the product of my mind playing tricks on me and what might have been a message from someone or something beyond me. Differentiating between these two things can be quite challenging, as I've said, but I don't believe that I shouldn't try to make the kinds of distinctions between delusions and other tricks of the mind and what might be from a higher power, just because I've experienced delusions. I think that it's possible for one to feel God's presence while also experiencing dysperceptions and thinking in a delusional manner. What I think that those of us who've experienced delusions while also possibly feeling God's presence must do is what you suggested: finding the true God and not just what we think is God.

I wish you luck in receiving the guidance and/or comfort that you're looking for as you look to and pray to God. I hope that God will bless you and help to guide you down a path toward lasting wellness.

T.


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