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a few months ago for some unknown reason i was diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and GAD (general anxiety disorder) it has been a nightmare ever since and i am getting to the point of not being able to deal with it anymore i am not talking suicide or anything but i just feel so down about it all and like there is no hope i guess you could add mild depression to the list also but only because of how bad all of it has been making me feel.. usually i am a very happy person and this is so unlike me.. i will not take meds for this (except for natural stuff like st. johns wort) because i do not trust them.. i feel like i am at the end of my rope and i am giving this to god to deal with because no one but christ can cure it.. so if you would please keep me in your prayers i have no doubt i will be healed.
 
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TheDrew said:
a few months ago for some unknown reason i was diagnosed with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and GAD (general anxiety disorder) it has been a nightmare ever since and i am getting to the point of not being able to deal with it anymore i am not talking suicide or anything but i just feel so down about it all and like there is no hope i guess you could add mild depression to the list also but only because of how bad all of it has been making me feel.. usually i am a very happy person and this is so unlike me.. i will not take meds for this (except for natural stuff like st. johns wort) because i do not trust them.. i feel like i am at the end of my rope and i am giving this to god to deal with because no one but christ can cure it.. so if you would please keep me in your prayers i have no doubt i will be healed.
Dear TheDrew,

I know that you are loved here at Talk Jesus, very much. You, me, and the rest of the gang have had some good fellowship in Live Chat! Thank you for your honesty and I know this is some very heavy stuff that you are sharing.

I am not specialized in this area and hope you are seeing someone about this along with your pastor and family.

I want to share some scripture for you, Drew, please read slowly and meditate. If you can print this out then cool.

Please read and meditate on Proverbs 15:22, Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.

Philippians 4:4-9, Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Meantime, I will ask on my end from those in the medical field and our church will always pray for you, Drew.

Your friend and servant in Christ Jesus.
 
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thanks everyone!

also a little update... woke up today feeling like my world was ending.. (well maybe not quite that bad maybe like a notch above that but you get the idea) anyway i spent a good hour in prayer just talking to god and telling him anything that came into my mind.. it has been so long since i have been able to actually feel like he was there with me but today he was and i felt at peace for the first time in months.. it was awesome! I dont feel as though i am fully healed yet because some things are still trying to hang on and he has his reasons for letting them stay for now but he is definitely moving in my life..

one thing that is nagging at me though.. is as i was asking him to remove this wall in my life that seems to be blocking me from having a strong personal relationship with him.. it was as though he said to me " i wont remove it.. you will have to climb over it" i am not sure what to make of that.. and i honestly dont know if that was really from god or just my mind making stuff up.. any thoughts?
 
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Drew, God puts obstacles in our way to test our faith, our strength, our endurance. Just remember what Jesus told us: "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!" (John 16:33). and Paul, having faced beatings and imprisonment, said " I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." (Romans 8:18). Our sufferings here on earth are very short-lived compared to our eternity in Heaven. Max Lucado put it best when he compared our time on earth to eternity as comparing one grain of sand to all the sand on all the world's beaches!

I too suffer from depression. I take Zoloft every day for it and have found it to be the best medicine for my cure of depression. I did the St. John's Wort too awhile back with good effects but not nearly as good as the Zoloft. I myself am not crazy about putting meds into my body, but put it this way: If you were in an accident and needed immediate life-saving treatment, I think God would want you to be in an ambulance on the way to the emergency room rather than waiting for Him to cure you. I feel this same way about taking the Zoloft. He will help us who help ourselves.

My depression has sent me into some serious valleys in the past. But what has made the most difference for me, even more than the Zoloft, is knowing my sufferings from it are but for a very short time compared to my eternity with God.
 
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the problem is i can not take the scrpit meds i have tried them in the past with horrid side effects so those are out of the question.. i actually have not even touched the St. johns wort yet beacuse i have been feeling better and i am putting my faith in god to fight this.. i believe that god helps those who have faith and ask.. and when mans cures dont work that is when god steps in and heals.. i am not trying to agrue or anything but i have such a strong feeling about this i wanted to get it out there..
 
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Drew I will be praying for you. He can deliver us from our iniquities, your joy will come in the morning. Just keep focusing on Him that will be the key to your health. Read as much as you can about how to deal with this using natural remedies, maybe switching the food you eat etc.
God Bless you.
Michele
 

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