I've been going through some stressful times (but who hasn't been, right?), and I've been worrying about some things in my life. I believe this has caused me to give in to temptations. We all give in once in a while, but lately I've been feeling absolutely horrible. I've spent the last few years trying to improve my relationship with God, and lately I've been feeling so much closer to Him, and I've been feeling much happier and I've felt like my life has been more fulfilling. I would hate for my recent behaviors to jeopardize what I've worked so hard to build up. I feel like an absolutely terrible person. I feel like I have no willpower. Worst of all, I feel completely terrible for betraying God, who has done SO MUCH good in my life.
Any prayers/novenas I could say? Any particular Bible passages I could read for some consoling words? Any prayers you could offer me? Advice?
I appreciate any responses I get! I've turned to this group for help before and have never not been pleased with the support and prayers I've received. THANK YOU!
I understand exactly what you are feeling. I guess all I can tell you is to keep praying. Keep asking for Jesus to lead your path and continue to be that guiding light along the straight and narrow. Ask him to fill you with his graces that you need in order to sway from temptation and continue along your walk with him.