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Will God have Mercy on me?

Discussion in 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' started by Jeremy444777, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Jeremy444777

    Jeremy444777 New Member

    United States
    Hi, I suffer from pretty severe OCD (and possible Tourette's) and it makes the simple things in my life hard. I get a lot of blasphemous thoughts about Jesus and other thoughts that I do not want because of my OCD. I get nervous because of these thoughts, but I get burned out asking God to forgive me over and over throughout the day because of these obsessive thoughts. Will Jesus have mercy on me? I want Jesus in my life. Thank you
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Danielwright2311

    Danielwright2311 Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Prayer and faith and the love of God.

    Ask God to change you and your thoughts daily, ask him to make you strong.

    I have Tourette's and God has changed me also in a lot of ways.

    Gear your ticks of thought to more pleasant ones, practice this daily, I dont think bad thoughts at all any more.

    I only concentrate on the good and what is for today.

    I dont live for tomorrow or even yesterday but I live for now as I exist now.

    Only God has the power to change you and your thinking and your Tourette's.
  3. MariaJLM

    MariaJLM Crazy Cat Lady

    Eastern Orthodox
    You're fine. Whatever thoughts you're having you're obviously not doing intentionally. I think God takes those things into account. Just remember the words of the Lord's Prayer; "forgive us our trespasses, both voluntary and involuntary".
  4. Job3315

    Job3315 Well-Known Member

    United States
  5. Paul of Eugene OR

    Paul of Eugene OR Finally Old Enough Supporter

    If a man has a severe limp, God will not judge him if he is unable to run fast enough to pull someone out of the path of an oncoming car or train. In the same way you will not be judged as would someone who had the normal faculty for applying brakes on the impulses that come along.
  6. Basil the Great

    Basil the Great Well-Known Member Supporter

    Trust in God's mercy.
  7. Gell

    Gell Redeemed Supporter CF Ambassadors

    2 Corinthians 4:17-18
    For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
    Colossians 2:6-7
    Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
  8. GodsGrace101

    GodsGrace101 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I see you've gotten good advice from those who suffer as you do.

    I must say that not everyone responds to the same methods.

    However, I just want to tell you that God knows your problem and you don't have to ask Him for forgiveness every time you have a bad thought. Most of us do, but YOU don't due to your problem. God knows your problem and has already forgiven you in the morning for all you will do! Just ask Him once in the evening, that would be nice.

    I also hope you know that those with OCD sometimes bring this problem to their religious or faith life. It's called scrupulocity. It's a problem for many and has treatments just like OCD does.

    I hope you're taking meds and our prayers are with you.
    The most important thing to remember is that God loves you and you ARE a child of God.

    When I feel unsure, I always read
    Luke 15:11-32
    Yes, §God loves you that much and is always waiting for you with open arms.

  9. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

    United States
    Hello Jeremy and welcome friend, So happy that you are here and please know that there are many here who suffer from the same things.
    Bless you friend
  10. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    Eastern Orthodox

    Firstly - welcome to CF - and I hope you will get a lot of help and support here.

    I feel your questions would be better answered if you posted in Christian Advice https://www.christianforums.com/forums/christian-advice.232/ and would strongly suggest you post there . This board is really for a brief introduction by a new poster - introducing themself and stating why they have come here
  11. RoseyViolet

    RoseyViolet New Member

    United States
    Having Jesus in your life is only a breath away in saying the name of "Jesus" when you need help. He's the friend that sticks closer than a brother. Perhaps committing each and every thought and struggle you face might be a good starting action. God created you, you don't surprise him with who you are and what makes you YOU. You were created uniquely by Him. God sees your heart and knows you intimately. The thing that helped me a ton when I dealt with guilt and anxiety is to first forgive myself and realize I'm not perfect and I will make mistakes. Then when I did do something I wanted help changing, I submitted it to Jesus to help me as well I agreed that I would do what I could but I requested the Lord to do His part and help me in my time of need. What really helped me, since I'm a visual person, is to visualize handing my imperfections and needs over to Him, physically laying it at the feet of Jesus. I hope this can help you too my friend. God is not mad at you and He loves you just the way you are.
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  13. mnorian

    mnorian Oldbie--Eternal Optimist Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

    Mod hat on
    Thread has been moved from
    Introduce Yourself
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    for a better fit and responses.
    Carry on.
  14. Mari17

    Mari17 Well-Known Member

    United States
    GodsGrace101 has great advice! With OCD, your mind purposely sends thoughts that you don't want, just to try to freak you out. So the goal with those thoughts is to NOT anxiously strive to get rid of them, cancel them out, or ask forgiveness for them. In order to train your brain that the thoughts are meaningless, you respond to them as though they are - in short, by doing nothing in response to them. As you persevere in doing this, it slowly reminds your brain that YOU are in control and that you don't have to freak out just because it says to. Consequently, your brain will stop sending as many bothersome thoughts, realizing that you aren't going to react to them. It's weird, but it works. Please feel free to respond on here or pm me if you'd like more info on dealing with OCD.