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Starting my journey to God

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by henriettag, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. henriettag

    henriettag New Member

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    Hello everyone! :) I am a 21 year old woman who lives at home with my mom and dad and my brother. My parents are devoted Catholics, and I have personally always been somewhat religious, agnostic to a point, but a believer in God and Jesus Christ nonetheless, but not practicing- disregarding the sporadic prayer here and there. Basically very teenage-y in my relationship with God, haha. I am now beginning my journey towards getting closer to God and Jesus Christ, since it is what my heart and soul is telling me, it is like He is calling me and has been slowly calling me for several years, quiet little whispers that have grown louder and now here I am! I am really excited to learn more about our faith, our Lord and His purpose for us all on this earth :) I am currently struggling severely with a mother, (who is my best friend and I would do everything and anything for her) who is sick with cancer for the third time. We get the results back on Friday if the cancer has spread, and I am worried sick. All I do is cry and pray and cry and pray, for her health and for her wellbeing and happiness. It's tough because I can't explain the relationship I have with my mother, it is so deep and she really is my world and my everything and I don't know if I could handle losing her and I contemplate what I would do if I did in fact lose her, and my thoughts immediately go to suicide because I literally can't imagine life without her. I am writing this while crying because that's all I can do, and then feel guilty for not being able to be stronger and more stoic for my mother, because I know she is the one in true pain. Any prayers would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Anyway, that didn't mean to drag on for so long, I meant to keep it short, haha! I am looking forward to exploring this forum more and getting to know all of you more :) God bless you all <3
     
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  2. “Paisios”

    “Paisios” Sinner Supporter

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    Welcome to the forums. I am sorry that you are having to deal with such family illness. I will say a prayer for your mother and your family. I hope that you find support and friendship here.
     
  3. Jesus' Follower

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    A warm welcome to the forum - I hope you have an amazing time here.
    Don't be afraid to ask should you require any assistance.

    :wave: :oldthumbsup:
     
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  4. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Welcome friend and my heart goes out to you. I am praying for strength for you and that God will surround you dear mother with angels to minister to her physically and spiritually throughout this whole ordeal .
    May God bless you both in Jesus name Amen
     
  5. sunshine100

    sunshine100 Love God Love people Supporter

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    Hello and welcome
     
  6. AvgJoe

    AvgJoe Member since 2005 Supporter

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    Hi henriettag & welcome to CF!
     
  7. Danayah

    Danayah New Member

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    Fast and prayer, you can try this as well with purpose of her recover from sickness or better her acceptance of Jesus and the holy spirit, come what may
     
  8. clayjars

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    Hi, I'm so sorry to hear what you're facing. My dad passed away 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer and I know how difficult it is to walk through the valley of shadow of death with a beloved. But I am glad to hear that you're turning to God during this difficult time. There is no one who can comfort us as He can. There is no one who can walk along our side as He does. God promises that He is with us, His rod and staff to comfort us in the midst of all that threaten. I am praying for you and for your mom. I know it's hard to imagine life without your mom, but I ask that you don't jump to the worst scenario and lose hope in life. It's okay to cry. Death is a terrible thing. It's our enemy. But just remember that it's not stronger than God, for Jesus conquered death. God knows your pain and hurt in the most personal ways. He saw His only Son suffer and die on the cross... because He thought you were worth dying for. Now you can see the Jesus worth living for. The Jesus will give you a reason to continue to live. I saw Jesus comfort my dad in most unbelievable ways during his last days. And Jesus truly comforted my mom & my siblings in our grief in ways no one can fathom. My heart breaks for you. May our Father comfort you and give you assurance of His love and sovereignty during this time. Hugs~
     
  9. SouthernBlessedOne

    SouthernBlessedOne JustBoundless.com

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    Welcome. Sorry to hear about your mom. Will definitely pray for her and you. Nothing is impossible with Jesus. Just keep your focus on Him. My dad passed away 2 years ago on Good Friday after suffering for many years, but I know he found relief. I can tell you suicide is not the answer. I know how it feels to be there. God has changed my life beyond anything I thought possible and He WILL do the same for you. Just keep seeking Him. Not trying to spam, but I recently started a blog describing my journey from my catholic upbringing to seeking God on a deeper level. JustBoundless.com
    Keep faith and we are here if you need someone to turn to. God bless you and your family.
     
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