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 on: Today at 05:24:11 AM 
Started by Raylight - Last post by hecma925
In this kind of struggle, I try to see myself as being under military discipline. No excuses, soldier!

I also try to think of all the saints who suffered torture and martyrdom.

My trials are wimpy by comparison.

Many of those saints who suffered torture and martyrdom were when Christians were truly Christ-like. When Christians loved each other, loved their enemies, helped each other and were humble. Not like today when many are after power, after controlling people, after hating each other and mocking each other. There is big difference between the two.

Try not to judge every person that calls themself Christian by lumping them all together.

 12 
 on: Today at 05:23:05 AM 
Started by Raylight - Last post by Raylight
In this kind of struggle, I try to see myself as being under military discipline. No excuses, soldier!

I also try to think of all the saints who suffered torture and martyrdom.

My trials are wimpy by comparison.

Many of those saints who suffered torture and martyrdom were when Christians were truly Christ-like. When Christians loved each other, loved their enemies, helped each other and were humble. Not like today when many are after power, after controlling people, after hating each other and mocking each other. There is big difference between the two.

 13 
 on: Today at 05:18:33 AM 
Started by DeniseDenise - Last post by Arachne
And I had a thyroid test in the past that was 'off'. So between that and my having every single symptom, she was convinced.

So a bit more than just the easy things first. But yes. Back to the next candidates.  Wink

That happened to me a couple of years ago. I went in with what looked like a textbook case of thyroid underactivity, plus a family history (as in, a total of five cases on both sides), but all the bloodwork came back normal. In retrospect, it was probably adrenal stress. Sleep apnea is a likely candidate, though, so it's good you'll be having a sleep study.

 14 
 on: Today at 05:17:08 AM 
Started by Raylight - Last post by Raylight
The last time I prayed was weeks ago. I feel that my faith is getting colder and colder with time. The love that I had is no more. Things I opposed before because of my Christian faith, now I support regardless of whether it is acceptable or not for a Christian to support. I'm getting attached to this life and the material things in it. And I feel sad because of all the above and I feel kind of guilty and as if I'm leaving something behind.  

Some say it is losing faith, others say it is just a trial.

What is going on and what I can do about it ?

Sounds like something you chose to do.  When you stop talking with the love of your life, you are the one becoming distant.  Pray and talk to God.

Many times I tried to pray but after the first minute or so I stop. I get out angry and disappointed.

Fight with demons, they try to stop you praying.


That is why I hold the cross with my right hand when I try to pray.

 15 
 on: Today at 05:11:59 AM 
Started by Raylight - Last post by Raylight
Many times I tried to pray but after the first minute or so I stop. I get out angry and disappointed.

And then what do you do?

I do what I was planning to do earlier.

 16 
 on: Today at 05:08:20 AM 
Started by Raylight - Last post by Raylight
Sometimes He's just very quiet so that we will become quieter.  

Sometimes when He's very quiet so that we become quieter He shows us that our prayers are not so that we can get something out of them, but so that He can be the One who reigns in our hearts.  Selfless prayer is precious to Him.  

It feels like He doesn't exist in those moments - as He is so very quiet - but it's to teach us to become selfless even in prayer.  We don't receive anything during this time. . .our prayers become a living sacrifice - a holy and acceptable sacrifice to Him.

Raylight -sometimes it is also because we are hurting - and it's hard to feel His compassion through our need to protect ourselves.  You sound a little depressed in your words. .. are you ok?   When I go through this, it is the prayers of others that save my heart from drowning.  Please, also post this in the prayer forum.  You are in my prayers.

I'm hurt, for many reasons, however, I'm much better except in the matter of faith. But please pray for me, just in case. 

Thank you for the reply, it is very interesting to read and understand.



 17 
 on: Today at 05:06:04 AM 
Started by mike - Last post by LBK
He could also do with more sleep .....

 18 
 on: Today at 04:41:36 AM 
Started by charbelkaleab - Last post by vladf
Lord Have Mercy!

 19 
 on: Today at 04:40:51 AM 
Started by Christos3 - Last post by vladf
Lord Have Mercy!
St Vladimir intercede on behalf of us, sinners, and pray for us constantly.
May the loving Lord have mercy on Christo3's mother and may his will be done, may she be sheltered from danger, satan and evil, LORD HAVE MERCY LORD HAVE MERCY LORD HAVE MERCY!

 20 
 on: Today at 04:25:56 AM 
Started by mike - Last post by DeniseDenise
Preaching all day long in Galilee with no shade is rough!

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