My name is jacob and i have been following Christ for nearly 4 years.i struggle with very peculiar trials. For instance, severe anxiety that can fluctuate from time to time. the weird thing is that it spikes when topics of salvation and hell come up. also when jesus name is said.Now this is not always the case, there are moments when i also experience great amounts of joy over those same topics as well, so im just really torn. Im not exactly sure what is going on in my soul/spirit.i affirm the faith, i believe in Christ, but this has been tearing me up it can be really discouraging.Has anyone been through anything similar to this??? Please let me know
I just wondered if you have discerned that you are feeling close to Christ or that things are going well at the times when you don't get affected by anxiety ?
yes i have its just that its so intense and weird when it happens, its just really discouraging. but yes its the only reason im still pressing on. thankyou sometimes you need someone to come along and state the obvious lol its easy to lose track of the progress and focus on the failures.
I feel that the wilderness experiences are for a reason. I read in a book once that it happens so we can be tempted and our spiritual condition is exposed to us. That can be a fearful time. But the Lord has our best interests at heart.So that we can deny our temptations and take up our cross to follow him.
thankyou for the encouragement, God bless you:)