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Promises

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by Docbrown1985, Nov 3, 2021.

  1. Docbrown1985

    Docbrown1985 New Member

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    Hello, I feel like this is a good place to post since I’m pretty sure I have OCD. I’ve never been diagnosed but I’ve dealt with symptoms my whole life.

    Anyways my topic has more to do with a different subject but OCD definitely makes it worse for me. I have seen many verses in the Bible pertaining to promises/vows to god and I am scared that I have to keep foolish ones I have made.

    I am afraid I have made promises that involve me doing things I don’t want to do, that don’t really serve a purpose, like telling people intrusive thoughts I get which I don’t want to do.

    It doesn’t seem logical that I’d have to keep foolish or nonsensical vows but the Bible doesn’t seem to assure me. I feel like my ocd makes my anxiety worse about the subject but it’s hard to shake off with the Bible seemingly against me.

    do we have to keep every single promise we make? Ones that are always in our power to fulfill? Or can we forget about it?
     
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  2. God is good

    God is good Well-Known Member

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    Just remember that God knows your heart and He knows everything about you. Jesus loves you and He knows the difference between a real thought and an ocd thought. God bless you
     
  3. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Get diagnosed, get help with any ocd symptons .
    there is a good free on line guide for ocd, it presumes that you are getting help.
    link: 25 tips for treating your ocd.

    Read it several times, discuss it with your parents/partner/close friends and minister.

    If you do have ocd they will need to know how to help you.

    Re foolish vows etc, read several times what it says about intrusive thoughts and learn from it.
     
  4. Mari17

    Mari17 Well-Known Member

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    This is a very common obsession for people with OCD! I've had a mild version of it before. Do you have support for treating your OCD?
     
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