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#300553 - 08/26/09 02:41 AM losing God
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2653
Loc: Denver, CO
or losing faith. either one is as bad as the other. both mean the same result. no hope. i've never felt this low. no interest in prayer. or Bible study. for that matter - no real interest in music either.

this is not a place i ever expected to see. and i don't see myself ever getting out of it.

#300554 - 08/26/09 02:45 AM Re: losing God [Re: MarkK]
christianfather Offline

Registered: 05/04/08
Posts: 116
Loc: TN

I understand where you are at I am in that same place trying to work my way back. I have never in my life not had faith in God, until now and it's been killing me. I left church, theology school and Bible study. Maybe together we can help each other find our way back. Before anyone starts quoting acripture, please save it. I have heard it already and have to go through this during this time.

#300555 - 08/26/09 02:54 AM Re: losing God [Re: christianfather]
petercorbett Offline

Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2509
Hi, my fraternal brothers.

We all seem to be in the same boat, on our feelings about God.

But we just have to hang in there.

My brothers, I have hope for me. I have hope for you. And I have hope for our other brothers in pain.

I believe that we have to find ourselfs, before we can find God.

Heal well my fraternal brothers, heal well.

" I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness into the sunshine, forever into eternity".

Litle Pete & big Pete.

Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.

#300561 - 08/26/09 03:54 AM Re: losing God [Re: petercorbett]
Anarion Cti Offline

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 157
Loc: Eastern US
MarkK and christian father, What can we do to be supportive? We care.

"Thou, O Lord, are the shield about me;
You're my helper,
You're the one who lifts up my head."
"Whom have I in heaven or earth but You?"

#300626 - 08/26/09 11:30 PM Re: losing God [Re: Anarion Cti]
michael banks Offline

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Mark and CF,

I too at times lose my faith in God. But find that He never loses faith in me. And is always there when I choose to seek Him.

Mark, I find prozac helps me with my issues of depression. I don't really like having to take it but it does really help me when my depression becomes overwhelming.


To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

#300651 - 08/27/09 07:21 AM Re: losing God [Re: michael banks]
Trucker51 Offline

Registered: 05/21/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
I have found Lexapro to be helpful, and I am doing quite well without a religious aspect in my life. You can get there too Mark. What happened with your trip to cheese country? Next thing that we know we'll see you at Lambeau with a cheese hat on, cheering your Packers to victory in the -40 degree windchill!!!

Keep your spirits up, my man. How about somewhere better for dinner than the Chinese buffet?

There must be something to be happy or at least grateful about???

I'm grateful that we didn't get food poisoning there!!!


"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark

#300675 - 08/27/09 02:52 PM Re: losing God [Re: Trucker51]
GentleSoul Offline

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 244
Loc: San Diego
Hi Mark,

I can so relate. Sometimes when I feel shitty, God doesn't abandon me; almost always all the time it is me who leaves God. May you find peace and happiness once again, brother.


I can finally admit I pretend to say and do nice things so people will think I'm a standout guy.

#300686 - 08/27/09 04:14 PM Re: losing God [Re: GentleSoul]
pufferfish Offline

Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
For years I have been driven to the Psalms amid depression and anxiety. I always find comfort there. There are so many passages from the Psalms that apply to where I hurt. I just read them over and over again. I underline and make notes in the margins for things that apply to me. People will nearly always let you down, but God will never let you down.

Ps 46:1-3
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.


Ps 146:5-10

5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them —
the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10 The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord.

Ps 147:3
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.


Ps 118:1-7
18 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

2 Let Israel say:
"His love endures forever."
3 Let the house of Aaron say:
"His love endures forever."
4 Let those who fear the Lord say:
"His love endures forever."

5 In my anguish I cried to the Lord,
and he answered by setting me free
6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I will look in triumph on my enemies.

Yes, sometimes I argue within myself with the message: "Lord, you said you would set me free. I am not free." "Lord, it says, 'What can man do to me?'" Inwardly I argue: "Plenty, Lord. Look Lord what they did to me"

I don't have all the answers but reading these Psalms builds my trust. I think survivors have a hard time trusting God. But He is there and He will help you.


aka pufferfish

#300842 - 08/29/09 05:45 AM Re: losing God [Re: pufferfish]
Neighbor Offline

Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 8
Loc: California
The Psalms are really great. There are also some great words in the gospels, but one of my favorite verses was the theme verse to a book I read when times were worse: Hope In Difficult Times.

PTSS can be overwhelming, so when we're down a word of hope is so valuable to hold on to.

Lamemtations 3:22,23

Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Many a long despairing night was gone through with the assurance of these words....and not just by me. Not every morning was great, but after time things start to heal.

Re examine all you've been told.
Reject that which offends your soul.

#300862 - 08/29/09 01:58 PM Re: losing God [Re: Neighbor]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16270
Loc: Waldport, Oregon
chunks of the book of Jeremiah always work well with me

"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy Shit! What a ride!'" ~Hunter S. Thompson

#300910 - 08/30/09 01:55 AM Re: losing God [Re: WalkingSouth]
FormerTexan Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12156
Loc: Denver, CO
I lean a lot on the psalms too. David provides the words that I never would have considered.

Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#301299 - 09/02/09 12:57 PM Re: losing God [Re: FormerTexan]
Grunty1967b Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 861
Loc: Australia
I’ve “squeaked” out the tiniest of prayers to God sometimes telling Him I know in my head he’s there even if I don’t feel Him.

Again, in my head I’ve known it can only be a good thing to talk to God regardless of if you think anything has come out of it.

Say a little prayer hey?

#301344 - 09/02/09 05:52 PM Re: losing God [Re: Grunty1967b]
pufferfish Offline

Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Grunty1967b
I’ve “squeaked” out the tiniest of prayers to God sometimes telling Him I know in my head he’s there even if I don’t feel Him.

I love it!!

I think God loves those kinds of prayers!


pufferfish whistle

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