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kady

United States

#22 Jul 24, 2012
Oh wow I thought I was the only one that has ever gone through this....man now I know I am not the only one that battles this...one thing that hit me when I would suffer from this the most (usually times of stress) I would think...hmmm if I'm so worried from falling from Gods grace with these horrible intrusive thoughts then I know I still belong to our Yeshua...few things come to mind...for one we live in this world where satan literally is the prince of and he hates us..so he will try to bring us down as much as possible..another is that the fleshy part of us is what battles with sin...so naturally we will have battles (whatever they may be)..and two I think we need to put on our armor and do some spiritual warfare..we have armor that God intended for us to wear..SO LET'S PUT IT ON and win this battle...God called us all out by name..let's take solace in that :) praise God for his Son!
Ethan

Jonesboro, AR

#23 Jul 25, 2012
kady wrote:
Oh wow I thought I was the only one that has ever gone through this....man now I know I am not the only one that battles this...one thing that hit me when I would suffer from this the most (usually times of stress) I would think...hmmm if I'm so worried from falling from Gods grace with these horrible intrusive thoughts then I know I still belong to our Yeshua...few things come to mind...for one we live in this world where satan literally is the prince of and he hates us..so he will try to bring us down as much as possible..another is that the fleshy part of us is what battles with sin...so naturally we will have battles (whatever they may be)..and two I think we need to put on our armor and do some spiritual warfare..we have armor that God intended for us to wear..SO LET'S PUT IT ON and win this battle...God called us all out by name..let's take solace in that :) praise God for his Son!
Kady, I'm putting my armor on as well! God bless!
Eric

United States

#24 Aug 26, 2012
Thank you so much for this!
God bless!
Daniel wrote:
lalala,
I am sorry to hear about what you're going through. I have been struggling with similar thoughts for two years or more. It's really rough for me, and I've never on my own been able to get control of it.
Lately, drama in my life has shifted the thoughts from targeting things of God to targeting other relationships in my life like my relationship with my girlfriend. The thoughts are called intrusive thoughts and are completely false.
I too am a Christian, and have at many times feared over this that I had lost my salvation. But I no longer have that doubt. Here is why. The very fact that you are troubled by these thoughts, shows me that you do not mean them. People that blaspheme feel no remorse and have no desire for the things of God. If you were a blasphemer, you would not care about these thoughts and they would not offend you.
Our Lord Jesus, on the cross, payed for ALL sin. You're gonna be fine. The thoughts I was plagued with like yours lasted a long time, but once I started worrying about other things, they disappeared.
I'm now struggling with other kinds of thoughts I don't want to have, and am even in therapy. However, my studies on the internet tonight are showing me that what I'm going through is actually somewhat normal. Here's a couple links that may help you:
http://www.panic-and-anxiety-attacks.com/intr...
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrusive_though...
Both these links have been a big help to me today, and I hope they will assist you in getting over your problem. I also recommend Christian counseling, which GREATLY helped me with the issue, and staying in church and the Word daily.
God bless you my friend,
Daniel
Steve

Greer, SC

#25 Sep 10, 2012
Martha wrote:
I too have suffered so much from intrusive thoughts and feelings.It started out having thoughts of harming kids.Now its about my faith in Jesus,God ,And the Holy Ghost.I feel that I've gone crazy.I've always believed in Jesus,God,and the Holy Ghost but lately my mind is soooo messed up it will say well they aint real and I'll say yes they are and I feel like I'm lying.I have always had great faith but lately I'm tormented to death.I'm so scared that I might commit the un forgivable sin.I don't know what to do but cry out to God.I feel like I really feel this way.I'm crazy.Please everyone pray for me!!!!!
Martha, I am experiencing exactly what you are. You are not alone. We cannot give up no matter how hard it gets! Jesus will be here before we know it! Your not crazy. For me it started out as just thoughts and now it has moved on to feelings as well. Sometimes I feel like I don't truly love Jesus or that I can't accept what he did but I know it can't be true because when I got saved I did not feel that way! I think these are some of the worst lies to have to deal with, but they are just lies!
Jessica

Piscataway, NJ

#26 Dec 8, 2012
I have been going through the same thing for almost 3 years now. It is truly killing me inside.
BRN

Cleveland, OH

#27 Mar 4, 2013
The cure/first line treatment to obsessive intrusive worries, images, thoughts, and impulses is paradoxical. You are to learn that they are a product your OCD and not a product of your spirit or character. Step 1: Stop trying to supress "bad" thoughts, as this just increases them. Step 2: Allow thoughts as they come. Step 3: When you are ready, expose yourself to your obsessions in isolation and in vivo (different situations). This will almost always significantly decrease your "bad" thoughts.*Most people who suffer bad thoughts would never act upon them. If you actually have urges to kill, hurt, or abuse in any way, seek professional help immediately. God bless.
BRN

Cleveland, OH

#28 Mar 4, 2013
Also, for those who are curious as to why these occur... There is a correlation with those of use who have intrusive images with also being "sensitive" and sometimes "impulsive or quick to react (swearing, yelling; similar to tourettes). When we fear something so great, our body goes into panic mode, subsequently bringing the potent fear right back into our minds. The goal is to learn about and gradually expose ourselves to these meaningless worries, statements, comments, questions, images, thoughts, and impulses. What this will do is systematically desensitize you to not fear them anymore. Your relative sensitivity will diminish, and it is also possible that your snap reaction diminishes. Either way.. it is difficult, but very possible and probable if you do other work :) I am a mental health clinician who has experience in diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy. Also, check out this book THE IMP OF THE MIND. You may also want to seek the help of a mental health professional in your journey. God works in mysterious ways, and you WILL get through this... just stay strong!
Josh

Elmwood Park, IL

#29 Mar 22, 2013
jasmine wrote:
I read the stories about how people suffered from intrusive thoughets. And I feel so relieved I'm not the only one who goes throught that. I can relate to I think terrible false sich as satan has all the power which I know is not true.I can relate to you jasmine123 the thing your giong with the hurting your love ones with knives and insomia. I am going through that and the anxiety stared was from school then it just got worse but thinking postive helps. And I am in control of my thoughts I want to be myself again.I had some insomia nights it sucks so bad but it's my life. I been through anxiety before I just can't lose my faith in god I guess I let the negative thouthts get the best of me . I'm only a teen and I can get through this.
, Im going through the same right now And I'm only a teen and now going to cognitive behavioral therapy and it does help but today I feel like I basically relapsed with the hurting loved ones again but I know I would never and I know we can get through this without this OCD it's a great life and the only bad thing really is the OCD but it will get better just takes time something that helps me is Dont worry be happy by bob marley it's a rough cycle but you got to be positive or it will eat yea alive
Sherry

United States

#30 Mar 24, 2013
I have been experiencing terrible thoughts & words about our Lord and have fainted 3 times in church. I can't sleep and haven't for about 3 days in a row. How many days do I go without sleep before checking in a Behavior Health clinic? My weight is dropping and I cannot function at work. This all started after getting my heart right with God.
-alexander anderson-

United States

#34 Jul 17, 2016
Martha wrote:
I too have suffered so much from intrusive thoughts and feelings.It started out having thoughts of harming kids.Now its about my faith in Jesus,God ,And the Holy Ghost.I feel that I've gone crazy.I've always believed in Jesus,God,and the Holy Ghost but lately my mind is soooo messed up it will say well they aint real and I'll say yes they are and I feel like I'm lying.I have always had great faith but lately I'm tormented to death.I'm so scared that I might commit the un forgivable sin.I don't know what to do but cry out to God.I feel like I really feel this way.I'm crazy.Please everyone pray for me!!!!!
Hello. If you are a believer, hold strong and know that it is the devil's tricks. Find a true Christian counseling service and talk about this. Also, the unforgivable sin is refusing to accept Christ as Savior, and dying without him. If you have believed on Christ, you have nothing to worry about. Your humble servant in Christ, Father Alexander Anderson.

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