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Offline Tommelomsky

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Going through a tough battle
« on: October 16, 2012, 07:43:34 PM »
I am a little bit uncomfortable to tell to much about what bothers me, but it has something to do with habitual sins and it is the ghosts in my closet from my old. Have let my priest know that i need to talk to him about this and getting some advices-help-hope.

Trying to pray every day morning and eve, read the scriptures, praying the Jesus prayer and live as fully as possible. But sometimes i hit the ground so hard and one feel so guilty, shameful and sometimes even in despair.

So please pray for me. I admit my problem and know i got a battle ahead of me, a daily one.
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:04:11 PM »
Do not try to be perfect. You are not perfect. You are not going to be perfect. Christ did not die on the cross for perfect people. You will fall. Over and over and over again. It is what you do after you fall that matters. But perfection is not going to happen. Do not even start beating yourself up in this. It is not what you do so much as what you are trying to do. 

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 08:05:25 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 08:47:38 PM »
I am a little bit uncomfortable to tell to much about what bothers me, but it has something to do with habitual sins and it is the ghosts in my closet from my old. Have let my priest know that i need to talk to him about this and getting some advices-help-hope.

Trying to pray every day morning and eve, read the scriptures, praying the Jesus prayer and live as fully as possible. But sometimes i hit the ground so hard and one feel so guilty, shameful and sometimes even in despair.

So please pray for me. I admit my problem and know i got a battle ahead of me, a daily one.

I struggle with this also.  Definitely talk to your priest and obey him in what he advises you to do.  That has been helping me. 

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 09:41:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Tommelomsky.

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 11:06:35 PM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 11:11:04 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 11:18:30 PM »
prayers ongoing... hang in there!
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 08:11:22 AM »
Lord have mercy!! Lord have mercy!! Lord have mercy!!

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 10:16:44 PM »
Thank you all for the prayers. My priest is rather busy but have e-mailed him and hope he can book some time for me, for a conversation in some future from today on.

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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 08:14:45 AM »
Update: despite being ill, my priest contacted me today and will offer help. Glory to God (and His servant) in all things.
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 09:48:35 AM »
Update: despite being ill, my priest contacted me today and will offer help. Glory to God (and His servant) in all things.
God guide you and have mercy!
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 12:04:26 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Going through a tough battle
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 12:38:42 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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