I believe in Jesus! Was raised to believe in god
Amen amen! Any way I can pray for you?
@Maria Elaina Always will accept a prayer
I Am Loved by Maverick City Music is a great song to listen to whenever the struggle leaves you feelings of unworthiness.
Awww love that! Listen to Christ Will Be My Hideaway by Sovereign Grace (Acoustic Version) on YouTube. The lyrics are beautiful! Angels gather to protect me when they hear my Savior call Sovereign hands are ever ready to uphold me should I fall Safe beneath His wings of refuge all my fears are kept at bay I am shielded by His faithfulness, Christ will be my hideaway
Yes! Religious OCD/Scrupulousity is my biggest theme. I just had my third therapy session today with a biblical counselor that is also a clinical counselor for OCD. I’ve been doing better the past two weeks, but I’ve gotten to some very dark places lately. I posted earlier today about wanting to start a support group for Christians from here on the app GroupMe. It keeps your information (such as phone number, email, etc.) private if you’re interested I’ll attach a link. Also, if you haven’t already - try listening to Mark DeJesus’ videos on religious ocd on YouTube. They are very helpful.
I’m interested in the groupme as well🙂
I’m sorry to hear you struggle with that, I’m sure it’s not easy but God is faithful and you are so loved! I’ve wanted to talk with a biblical counselor who knows about OCD but they’re so though to find! I’m definitely interested in this groupme!
Thank you so much for sharing Mark DeJesus, just subscribed after watching his video on Healing From Spiritual Abuse
Hi Maria Alaina!! I am🤍
Hi sweetheart!!! It’s so nice to meet you!!!
@Maria Elaina Aww hi! Thank you 🤍 My name is Caroline. I’m so encouraged that you are open about your faith and want others to feel the love of Jesus
@AFlowerForYou Nice to meet you Caroline!! And aww thank you, it’s all Him! Knowing Him is the greatest joy! He’s the only One who gets me through the troubles of OCD
Yes I’m a follower of Jesus Christ . I’ve been dealing with doubt since 2018 . At the end of 2020 , I learned about the unpardonable sin which the led me to learn that I have OCD . Such a huge struggle . Currently still dealing with both issues daily . It gets so lonely , depressing and confusing . I’ll be praying for everyone! 🙏🏽
I’m sorry to hear that, that is not fun at all! Have you read what the actual unpardonable sin is? I don’t want to give you resassurance as we aren’t suppose to
@Maria Elaina I haven’t . I heard that it’s rejecting Christ . You wouldn’t be giving me reassurance in a sense , however giving me truth . I just don’t understand that because the Pharisees said bad things and the Bible calls it unpardonable. It never mentioned rejecting but I guess calling the Holy Spirit bad names is rejecting in a sense
@Junior96! I’ve struggled with the same thought process on the unpardonable sin that you are mentioning here. Just curious - have you ever thought that them saying those things was just the method in which they were rejecting Christ? Or at least the/a method that we read about them rejecting Christ in scripture? Then, we take the “what” that they did instead of the “why” they did it and fixiate on how we could have someone done “what” they did even though we would never do the “why” …we (as believers) would never do it “why” they did it. Just curious your thoughts? That’s the logic I’m trying to process through now.
@NewToOCD8 somehow* not someone
@NewToOCD8 Yeah I’ve thought about that before and constantly dwell on that analogy . I guess the fact that I’m even dealing with the thoughts in my mind really bothers me . My wife constantly reminds me to not engage in the thought with rebuking it as a compulsion , but in my world , I feel as if I committed the thought so I must rebuke them . My mind operates in a way that dwells on things that I don’t want to . I guess most OCD people do then huh ? Spiritually just drained and tired of thinking about these thoughts every 15 seconds . In church I have the thoughts , while praying , while praising , while at work , before bed , when I wake up and etc . I am just so tired of it . Trying to be a light and focus on others while going through this but it’s so hard to . Don’t really see my purpose. Losing desires and faith is decreasing my the day . Again , I’m praying for everyone that I encounter . I am doing my best to focus ion others and not myself .
@Junior96! When you “rebuke” the thoughts though you are signaling to your brain that this thought it important and I have to “fight it.” Therefore, your brain is like “okay, I see that we need protection from this…I’ll be sure to send it again later for you to fight it again.” (Same thing happens with avoidance… you are signaling to your mind either “fight” or “flight” is needed and it registers it as important.) Have you tried just saying, “maybe maybe not” or “oh yeah there’s that thought again” or even “that’s silly, that’s not me (roll your eyes kind of thing & move on)? Then you are more of observing the thoughts instead of “fighting” (aka rebuking) or “flighting” (aka avoidance) them. This signals to your brain that they aren’t important and they will appear less and less, but it will take time. Sorry, if you’ve heard this all before, but I know in my own areas that sometimes having it phrased differently can make all the diffference.
@Maria Elaina Definitely will . Thank you !
@NewToOCD8 All great advice . And yes I’ve heard it . My wife tells it to me all the time . I am just so worried of the idea that “what if it’s me “ or “ how is God taking this “ , “ Am I committing this sin “ . I definitely will take this into consideration and I appreciate everyone taking the time to help me .
I am a Christian with OCD
Hello! It’s nice to meet you!
@Maria Elaina You too!