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what are you feeling right now? (24)

Discussion in 'Depression Disorders' started by Kristen.NewCreation, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. sea5763

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    I finished reading the Old Testament today for the second time and I feel good about that. I’m on Christmas break from school and everything is going well in my life but I still cry. I don’t know why I can’t just be more thankful to God and happy.
     
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  2. Tempura

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    Your heart is in the right place. The fact that you want to be thankful to God is a better thing than how it feels right now and a blessing. Think of it as God readying your heart for it. In time you will be exactly that, thankful, and it'll get deeper. You'll start to be thankful for things you didn't even imagine, even some of your misfortunes, and not just with words, but in truth. When one's heart is thankful, happiness is right there with it, along with a giving heart, and at that point it's like a cycle that nobody can break. Even if you cry now, you are blessed, and in time you will know it too.

    "Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
    Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh."
     
  3. gerbilwoman

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    I suffer from both anxiety and depression but my anxiety is worse.
     
  4. Press On

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    Hello,

    I agree that depression and anxiety often go together. And there are a zillion types of depression as well. I respond very well to small doses of antidepressants due to it mainly being a chemical imbalance issue, but I have also had to assess my ingrained attitudes and past hurts that I have held on to. It all works together but by God’s grace we put one foot in front of the other, give each other prayer and support, and keep a-goin’.

    Anyway, welcome and hope you stay around. We have some great people on this forum.
     
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  5. sea5763

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    Thanks Tempura
     
  6. Tempura

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    I might have come across in not the best way. My intention was not to spout platitudes, and I didn't mean it that way either, but it crossed my mind that perhaps you didn't want an "answer", but just someone to talk to. So if it seemed like I was just waving your troubles away, forgive me, I didn't mean it, sometimes I just might go on and on about something without really realizing what the other one needed.

    I hope you're feeling better and everyone else as well.
     
  7. sea5763

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    Hey Tempura I’m sorry that I didn’t say that correctly I really just meant thank you in a warm way. But we could pm too that would be nice
     
  8. Tempura

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    Hahaa, I didn't mean you said anything in a weird way, I just thought to myself that did I accidentally brush you off. But I'll gladly talk to you, sending a PM right now.
     
  9. chaoticfirefly

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    In pain again. This time it's spread to my back and has stayed there for the past week. Is this because I'm nearing 30? I'm only 27, I shouldn't have this many aches and pains. I have a doctor's appointment coming up.

    This semester is going to be tougher than I thought. Have to read daily news, there's daily quizzes in one of my classes and I'm already feeling exhausted, and Friday was the second day of the semester!
     
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  10. Tempura

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    Good thing you have a doctor's appointment! My back was bad when I was only 25 or so, and some conditions don't ask for our age. Also, as you know already, the positions in which we keep our bodies for long times, be it sitting, sleeping etc. have an effect, as well as certain repeating movements that favor one side to the other, certain quick movements plus all the things we don't even think of. I can't even count how many of my friends have back issues, and they're all different ones.

    Hope it gets sorted out and good luck to your semester, even if it seems tough!
     
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  11. Jeshu

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    P.T.S.D can cause lots of stress and stress can cause physical pain. When i struggle with stress then i always get back aches.

    i hope you will be able to keep following classes especially if this semester is going to be a hard one.

    All the best.
     
  12. Press On

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    I’m under a tremendous amount of stress right now, and guess where I’m hurting......lol! And this from a guy who goes to the gym nearly every day. Ok, ok, I know. I’ll be 66 tomorrow; may have something to do with it :). Had to knock off the gym visits for about 10 days but slowly starting back & doing much better. Had to take a few muscle relaxants in the meantime.

    Remember the trepidation you felt when last semester began? Turns out portions were actually fun and challanging. You identified your strong and weak points...all a part of growing and moving forward.

    I have no doubt you will do well this time, too. As far as the back pain, that affects practically every move you make. I’m glad you are seeing a doctor. That will put your mind at ease at least knowing the cause, and effective targeted treatment can begin. Prayers.
     
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  13. gerbilwoman

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    Feel better!
     
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  14. Tempura

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    Hope you see this tomorrow then: happy birthday sir!
     
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    Thank you, my friend!
     
  16. Jeshu

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    Happy birthday Ron that our Lord grand you many more years with us down here.
    :wave:
     
  17. Press On

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    Thank you, Gerry! Blessings.
     
  18. Jeshu

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    i'm feeling quiet hopeful that today be a better day then been. i've had a lot of down days the last 2 months, hopefully this will not continue. Today did start with feeling nauseous, but it lasted only a hour or so and then it left.

    Be nice to have a day where the going is not so hard. It has been a real struggle at times to keep my eyes on Jesus. Depression is so good bringing me my bad life that my good life always seems just history.

    However Jesus has brought me lots of good life. i've become much more compassionate and caring for the hurts of others over the years that i have suffered depression. Depression opens us up for God's good life to come in and rescue us. Yet unlike depression God's love stays.

    The other day i was laying in bed feeling rock bottom but the Holy spirit brought to mind how i used to suffer when i was that low and how much i suffer now and what the difference is.

    How could i not be thankful despite the misery i was in. i saw that in the past i would have thought God was angry with me and had forsaken me for my feeling world was so hollow when i am like that. In those days i would have been surrounded by thoughts and feelings of hopelessness, despair, grief, guilt, shame, doubt and unbelief and regrets and they would blast me with my misery. Also severe panic attacks would rake my heart and mind with their hot coals. Cutting of my breath and making my heart race and skip beats. Often i was convinced i would go straight to hell for i was about to die from a heart attack.

    Yet nowadays i may feel just as depressed as in times past physically but now i have Jesus as Lord of my heart and i just lay in bed feeling down and drained and empty like always but not in my spirit. In my heart His love and His truth dwells. His loving truth keeps me and heals me and guides me. Keeping me safe for as long as i hold onto Jesus. When i keep an eye on Jesus then i have endurance and access to the truth despite the lies my depression is bringing my way. i'm so happy about that for it proves to me that Jesus does as He says and is truly trustworthy to take care of me a sick person.

    Sowing God's good life into my life has sure worked well for me. i even have moments that i thank Jesus for my past sufferings and the things He taught me through such times. i know that with Jesus even our worst depression gets meaning and purpose. Suffering can bring us God's good life.

    Be of very good courage.
     
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  19. Press On

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    Always appreciate your honesty and transparency, Gerry. Very inspiring.:hug:
     
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    :hug::hug::hug::hug:
     
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