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Offline Anastasia1

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Struggling and discouraged
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:57:48 AM »
I'm falling into temptation a lot lately and really need to be stronger in my walk, like that whole armor of God thing. I'm feeling kind of pathetic and want to give up trying to change my life in other ways or not be a pathetic loser who knows it.
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 2:6)

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 02:13:05 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

I know that feeling.
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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 07:36:52 PM »
Golly that sounds super familiar! Hang in there.. praying... Lord have mercy
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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 08:25:04 PM »
Lord have mercy.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 10:29:32 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 10:33:05 PM »
Lord have mercy.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »
may God guide you.
remember the armor of God (ephesians 6) is about putting on (having in your character) truth, righteousness, salvation (through Jesus Christ), faith, readiness to share the gospel and responding with the words of God (from the Bible and Holy Tradition).
all the rest of the book of ephesians has good advice for life too.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 01:19:23 PM »

May The Lord have mercy and grant you strength.
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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 01:26:59 PM »
Lord have mercy.
"Thoughts are like airplanes flying in the air. If you ignore them, there is no problem. If you pay attention to them, you create an airport inside your head and permit them to land!" (Priestmonk Christodoulos Aggeloglou, Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain Mount Athos, Greece, 1998,pp. 29-30, 48)

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 01:29:09 PM »
I've been feeling the same way as you do, my friend.

Kyrie eleison on us both.
God be merciful to us sinners.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 03:26:23 PM »
may God bless u too, Gta soldier.
remember it's a spiritual journey and there is something beautiful to learn every step of the way
(even if u only learn it later when the path gets easier and u look back).
keep up the journey and may God guide u.

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Re: Struggling and discouraged
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 08:07:35 PM »
Lord have mercy.

Hang in there.
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