Help I'm dying spiritually.

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Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Selita » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:11 am

Hey guys, I'm new here so bear with me. I have been hurt a lot in life but, recently it's almost like I can't get up... you know? I've been going through some real tough times for the past 14 years with no reprieve. There is a heaviness on me. I am in pain 24/7, and it won't go away.
I want to give it to god, but I can't do it anymore, because my hope is thin. The yoke is too strong for me, and I CANNOT carry this any longer. I'm hurting soo bad..... it won't go away!!!

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Karen » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:40 am

Selita

It sounds really tough for you right now. You have my prayers for you and your situation. I don't know if it helps but when I've felt very low and spiritually flat, what helps me is to light a candle in my house. I may not be able to put my prayers and needs into words but somehow the tiny little light becomes my prayer. A very small light in the darkness but light none the less.

If you are feeling very low then please go and talk to someone and maybe see your doctor.

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Pam » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:50 am

Dear Selita

I'm so sorry that things are so bad.

Sometimes when I've not been able to pray I've just said to God 'I'd like to pray but I can't'. Even trying to pray is a prayer that he understands.

I've found Jesus' prayer on the Cross - “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?' - has been something I can identify with when I'm low - because it shows that even Jesus had a time when he felt far away from God.

This is a quote from Psalm 22 which also expresses the feelings of someone who feels far from God. The great thing about the Bible is that it isn't just full of people who are triumphant and upbeat because of their faith. It shows how much of a struggle life can be as well, and how hard it is sometimes to understand where God is in what's happening.

I'm praying for you.

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Ernest » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:52 pm

Selita,

How hard it must be to be so down, especially over such a long time. I think that Pam and Karen have given me food for thought, let alone you. I cant really say anything better at the moment, but just to say that I will be thinking of you and praying along with the others.

It sounds as if you need the comfort and solace of God's love and for him to hold you and be alongside you. I will ask for this - that you may know, that how low into the depths you might sink, he will be there, loving you. :hug:

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by marybeth » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:58 pm

Hello Selita

You say the yolk it too strong for you, and you cannot carry it any longer.
I do not believe we are meant to bear such yolks alone. Jesus said,
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk upon you, and you will find rest for your soul, for my yolk is easy and my burden is light"
(matthew 11 v 28-30)

I have found this to be so true during my own dark times. If we can share the yolk and the burden with Jesus, he will carry the heaviest part for us. I know it is much easier said than done, but when we cannot go on any longer as we are, then I have found, that is the very time to give it all up to Him. When I tell Him that I just can't do it anymore, that is the time He always steps in and takes over for a while until I feel stronger. God is with you, and so are my prayers. Bless you. :hug: Big hugs!

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Ernest » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:34 pm

marybeth wrote:Hello Selita

You say the yolk it too strong for you, and you cannot carry it any longer.
I do not believe we are meant to bear such yolks alone. Jesus said,
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk upon you, and you will find rest for your soul, for my yolk is easy and my burden is light"
(matthew 11 v 28-30)

I have found this to be so true during my own dark times. If we can share the yolk and the burden with Jesus, he will carry the heaviest part for us. I know it is much easier said than done, but when we cannot go on any longer as we are, then I have found, that is the very time to give it all up to Him. When I tell Him that I just can't do it anymore, that is the time He always steps in and takes over for a while until I feel stronger. God is with you, and so are my prayers. Bless you. :hug: Big hugs!
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Isobel » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:08 am

Hi Selita,

I'm sorry to hear you're having a tough time.
I find that the beauty of God's creation can be very uplifting when I am struggling to feel connected with Him. I find it doesn't need to be anything extraordinary: just a pot of flowers in the house or garden, or listening to the birds in the morning.
Please take Karen's advice and get professional help if you need it.
You are in my prayers
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by BabsUK » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:50 am

Hello Selita - remember the Foot Prints in the sand ...............

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

:hug: God is with you, you dont have to do anything; rest for God is carrying you

( 'we' can help pray with you or for you if you wish) :welcome:
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by HappyGirl » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi

I'm new on the forum - I'm wondering how you are doing now Selita and hope that you have some good prayerful support around you (apart from the forum)

regards

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by BabsUK » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:25 pm

Welcome to i church happyGirl :D
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Ernest » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:06 pm

To Echo Babs,

Welcome to i-church :thumbs:

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by queermulla » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:15 am

so how is it - you're dying?????

literally (if that's not too blunt)

cancer?

or emotionally (boyfriend troubles... tell me about it :) )?

career crisis?

or just plain loss of faith [heck join the club/move over take a number]?

unemployed and can't pay the bills?

or haven't studied for that exam and don't know a thing for mid terms?

mum and dad have finally decided it's time to fly the nest and you can't figure out - how to get 'em to change their minds?
ACT-UP!.... Jesus did

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by queermulla » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:22 am

ohhhh I see... will teach me to adjust my reading specs when reading the monitor

S-P-I-R-I-T-U-A-L-L-Y

how as I've said - take a number and wait ya turn

so what's the crisis

the usual - you've discovered the truth and everyone else is wrong

if so

are you goin from right to left or left to right in your current theological bent

or to put it another way

are you over the top high Anglican catholic or mosh pit screaming hallelujah bible bashing pentecostal low church
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by queermulla » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:26 am

or have you finally come to that place where most of us over 40's are, and just make do with the scones and cream and just yawn at whatever the vicar is on about - hoping the homily is quick this week, as you plan to tee off at 12 today
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by BabsUK » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:08 am

Well queermulla; sounds like you have something to share :D we are listening if you want to begin! :laugh:
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by queermulla » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:03 pm

Babs this forum aint' big enough for what I want to regurgitate back up onto what's left of 'church'

'sides what isn't spiritually dying in today's postmodernist world... most of us got on the bus long before Godard [see Brecht]

and in mainstream denominations - heck the Anglicans seem fixated on self-destruction... we're just all sitting on the sidelines waiting in anticipation for the final poof [was that a Freudian slip?]

I mean of all the systematic discussions of the problems of church and society... what do the Anglicans seem most pre-occupied with - keeping the queers out of the presbyteries

well as I said by way of introduction... I'm way pass the voodoo of resurrection and the rest, but linger still mainly due to suppressed emotional links to underdeveloped separation anxiety never resolved 'cause of my own early psycho-social misadventures with socially constructed indigenous meta-narratives of early playtime and myth

hey if you can't confuse 'em with utter brilliance... dumbfound 'em totally with utter bullshit! :thumbs:
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Pam » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:56 pm

queermulla wrote:Babs this forum aint' big enough for what I want to regurgitate back up onto what's left of 'church'
It's not actually here for anyone to regurgitate on anything (or anyone!) :o :laugh:

See forum rules for more detail about how we operate.

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by queermulla » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:55 am

nor is that my intention, either my dear

it's just that what u see is what u get with me...

an un-reconstructed poor working-class slob, uncouth and barbarous in his anecdotal speech and manner

may the peace of Christ disturb you... [a liberation phrase that prompts the comfortable into action and affords the disaffected some medium of empowerment]

cheers
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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by enyaj » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:44 pm

queermulla wrote:
hey if you can't confuse 'em with utter brilliance... dumbfound 'em totally with utter bullshit! :thumbs:
And you have plenty of experience of trying to do that.

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* . (\ *** /) * .* Look at the birds of the air
* . * ( \(_)/ ) * * they do not sow or reap
* * (_ /||\_) . * See how the lilies of the field grow
* *. /____\ * . they do not labour or spin
(Mat.6:25-34

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Re: Help I'm dying spiritually.

Post by Caroline » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:04 pm

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Can we keep to the discussion please, and away from personal comments. :thumbs:
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Post by enyaj » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:32 pm

Caroline wrote:MODERATOR COMMENT

Can we keep to the discussion please, and away from personal comments. :thumbs:
The first of our rules says:
1: Respect the person behind the screen
Treat people as you would wish to be treated - with consideration and respect. Personal attacks are not allowed. If you are attacked, don't post in anger. Contact a host and ask them to deal with it.

My apologies, Caroline.

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* * (_ /||\_) . * And quiet spirit, that is
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