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maudie
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/2/2005 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Im sorry, for this thread, you all believe in the power of prayer,who do you pray to ? I believein a higher power, I believe in something made us as we are, is it god? as a child I was taught God was all forgiving,then why?, am I carring all these past sins around with me?I am not (to my knowledge) a bad person Ive made mistakes in my life,( is it the sins of fathers)suffered for 20yrs with GAD now going into depression since taking lexapro( apart from having the occational violent thought) THIS IS NOT ME  sorry for shouting, I need all the feedback I can get, my meds are cipralex,15grms, atenolol,50grms simvastitina40mgrs alazopram sublingual ,orfidal, for sleep , and leticine for thedays i feel panicky thank you all

MindsEyeOpen
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   Posted 8/2/2005 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maudie! I too believe in the healing power of prayer and grew up with God as my teaching. I have since changed my opinion, but not my resolve. Despite this I do not believe in "God" per say as my own religious philosophy takes pieces of different religions and intertwines them into a faith I can believe in. In my case it is a combination of Wicca and Buddhism (not exactly but that describes it well enough). I have my faith pointed toward what I refer to as Gaia, being the energy the courses through every living(and non-living) thing. It is a faith based on the proliferation of positive energy. It is a way I try to stay positive. I believe that despite my depressive suffering if I can channel positive energy in whatever way, be it prayer, spells, meditation, good deeds, etc that I can save someone else from that suffering.

Although we may believe different faiths everyone in this forum has always responded with this form of help in mind. Even if you don't know quite what to believe in, know that others and things none of us can understand are working to help you. You are not alone and here you are understood.

As for the Lexapro if you are experiencing worsening depression when going on an Anti-Depressant it is important to contact your doctor right away! The Anti-depressant course of action is never a straight path often requiring multiple different meds/doses to be tryed with the care of a physician handy.

Feel Better Maudie! If those Meds aren't treating you right make sure to call the Doc and get his/her input. My thoughts and energy are with you!

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 8/2/2005 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maudie!

I strongly believe in God and I strongly believe that he is a forgiving God. But the hardest part of righting our wrongs is forging ourselves. I try to make amends for my wrongs and then ask God for forgiveness, but then we must be able to forgive ourselves. I do this by picturing my wrongs as garbage. I mentally take that garbage out and put it in the trash can and move it out to the street for pick-up. Now, I would never go to the dump and reclaim my garbage, so I try not to claim any unforgiveness of myself for past wrongs either. I try to remember that I am made in God's image and God doesn't make junk. I am the King's kid!!

Now, I'm wondering if your are saying that you are depressed since taking lexapro or if you are taking lexapro for depression. If it isn't helping you, please talk to your doctor. There are many meds available and it is a trial and error process.

Keep us posted!

Blessings!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel (Centrum Silver, B12, B6, Calcium+D,)


CheerDad
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   Posted 8/2/2005 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Who do I pray to? A God that has far more understanding of life than I do. A God who has a perfect knowledge of who I am, knows me by name, and loves me regardless of the sins I carry. Carrying my sins is my problem, he already paid the price for them long before now. Now that doesn't mean I don't get discouraged and I do still get depressed. What it does mean is there is a perfect being out there who has a perfect understanding of my trials, sins, health concerns, family concerns, and fears. Because he has this understanding, he also has a perfect knowledge of what I need to do to release myself from their chains that bind me. I have learned over the past couple of years that when I am at my lowest is when I am pushing my will and agenda rather than allowing God to chart my course through this storm we call life.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
 
Randy
 
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maudie
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/3/2005 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you cheer dad your post made perfect sense it bought tears to my eyes, good tears, ive printed off a copy, and im going to read it and think about it every day thank you for being such an insperation, I will believe I am not a lost cause, I will fight this, I will get through this, thank you for your words :-)

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 8/3/2005 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Randy . . . . so well said!!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel (Centrum Silver, B12, B6, Calcium+D,)


AlwaysRosie
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 8616
   Posted 8/3/2005 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Randy . . . . so well said!!
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
Psalms 139
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, Plantar Fasciitis, Inflamatory Arthritis, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Synthroid, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptelyne, Salagen, Lotrel (Centrum Silver, B12, B6, Calcium+D,)


Having2LeftFeet
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 8/4/2005 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Power of prayer. That is something I could never do without. As for myself, I pray to my Lord and Savior, Jesus who died on the cross for our sins, meaning that he paid the price for us. When Jesus said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do", He was referring to the people who put him through the pain and suffering and then nailed Him to the cross. Different people believe in different idols, however, the bible tells the story, the true story.
 
To answer your question , "I thought God was all forgiving", He is. You haven't surrendered to Him yet. You have to ask Him to forgive you of your sins and come into your heart and be "reborn" as we say. You have to lay all your problems at His feet after you have accepted Him as your Lord and Savior. Once you do, DON'T take those problems back. The passage, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Who so ever believe in Him will have everlasting life." That means that when you ask Him to come into your life and forgive you of your sins, you have turned them over the Him and when you do that, and mean it, you will know by your everyday actions if you 100% believe. When you are a Christian and a child of God, you tend to see things differently. Things that are "worldly" will jump out of you. You will know they are wrong. You strive every day to do the right thing. Your biggest issue now is to Admit and turn over your problems to the Lord. We have all said, "If there is a God, why does He let these things happen"? We never question what the Lord does, but let me say that the devil comes between believers to turn them back to him. he is evil, and that's why he tempted Adam and Eve to eat the apple. They did and that was all she wrote. A quote, "We have not, because we ask not" is so true. 
 
To answer your other question, "Am I carryng these sins around with me"? Yes, you are. You have to do what I said in the previous paragraphs. Give those sins to Him. Don't take them back. People are not born Christians. They have to ask for that. Don't ever be sorry for asking questions. That's what this group is all about. Some respond and others have their own "higher power" and I don't criticize them for that. Everyone has their own believes. It's not for us to criticize.
 
On a positive note, if this helps, I was in the bowels of despare. I was an addict for over 8 years on pain killers, I stole, I betrayed my family and friends, I lied to everyone and cussed their very existince. I am ashamed of that, however, the Lord has forgiven me for all that because I asked Him to come into my heart and forgive me of ALL my sins. They same can happen to you but you have to believe. You will know when that happens. I thank Him when I wake up and when I go to bed and all day long. I say the serenity prayer at least ten times a day. I will pray for you.
 
God bless
"Lefty"  
There is no such word as can't. Can't simply means wouln't. Grab as much as life as you can. Future is a long way away for those who don't believe. Don't build a foundation of life on sand. It will take it away with the tide. Love a little more, be unkind a lot less.

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