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Christians With ADHD

Really struggling, need prayer
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Hi everyone,

Lately I have been really struggling with depression, due to my ADHD and AvPD (Avoidant personality disorder).  There have been a few traumatic events this year, such as my mother having 3 heart attacks, which has possibly contributed to the depression.

If any of you would pray with me for the Lord to help me with this I would greatly appreciate. Thank you! smile

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Hello fellow struggler,

Just prayed for you. I know depression feels and is, so heavy. Christ is with you and me in it and has his warm, non judgmental/non critical and fully accepting presence through it.

Posted by Hiya2017 on Apr 03, 2017 at 10:36pm

Judges 15:18 (NIV) Because he was very thirsty, he cried out the Lord. “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?”

1Kings 19:3 Elijah was afraid and rand for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there,


Psalm 42:5,6

Posted by Lan72 on Apr 03, 2017 at 10:49pm

I know how badly you feel. Been through a lot lately just in dealing with a young son with all sorts of alphabet-stuff related to ADHD and I’ve had it with him and his eternal desire to hide behind it all as an excuse to shelter him growing up ... which he might really enjoy once he gets that far. It’s difficult when we have it and we have to deal with so much other stuff life throws at us, but I can tell you are a thriver, not just a survivor and you will move forward for your heart and mind are focused in the right direction, i.e., the one set forth by God. The scriptures provided above will help, but allow me to add a very secular thought written by the late Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes, in which McCourt said, β€œIt’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.”
Not unless we allow it to. I for one don’t intend to for my sake, my wife’s, our three other children, our two grandchildren, one of whom is our youngest son’s infant daughter, and yes, our son. God gives us the strength to be both wise and strong. When I determined I wasn’t going to let my son drive me into such a tizzy that I’d wind up getting poked all over by ER staff for another mini-stroke, that was my way of saying, I’m no longer going to let ADHD grab me again. Ever again. And it won’t either for you and remember, too; God gives you a wonderful mind to help you get through these moments and He won’t allow you to abandon His gift of your mind to otherwise controllable emotional circumstances unless you let go. He won’t because He loves you. Take it to the bank, a thouoand banks. But take it and believe it.

Posted by Steven Barrett on Apr 04, 2017 at 12:39am

Hello

I also am a fellow struggler, and my wife and I just said a prayer for you. I would also ask for some of the other fellow strugglers out there to prey for you also. Don’t give up, and lean hard on God.

Posted by Rancher John on Apr 04, 2017 at 12:57am

Hi, I will add you to my prayer intentions.
I understand , as I too have my bouts with depression. I’d like to quote one of my very favorite Saints:
“God will not allow you to be lost, if you persist in your determination not to lose Him” ~ St. Padre Pio

Peace be with you!

Posted by Cat7 on Apr 04, 2017 at 5:35am

I like Rancher John’s advice - lean hard on God.  He is our one sure foundation, our rock, our anchor for our soul, even when we can’t see, feel, touch or hear Him, He’s there.  Medical issues with parents is just hard to deal with in many ways.  I can tell you that when my Dad was diagnosed with liver cancer and given 6 weeks to live, God was there in the drama and trauma.  It was so overwhelming, yet there was a thread of peace through everything.  I can see it better looking back. 
Prayed for you.

Posted by whizinc on Apr 04, 2017 at 5:50am

I am am praying for you!

Posted by neolene on Apr 05, 2017 at 3:43am

You are in my thoughts.

Posted by miko+ink on Apr 05, 2017 at 3:53am

During the last 30+ years I have had four long (3-5 yr) struggles with severe clinical depression episodes. As I found out when I was finally diagnosed with ADHD by a neuropsychologist in Tucson, AZ in 2015, the ADHD condition did contribute to the state of mind I found myself in during those terribly difficult times.

Although I attended many counseling sessions, with SW Counselors, Psychologists & Psychiatrists during those episodes, the main thing that alleviated my suffering was one very effective anti-depressant medication called Lexapro (Escitalopram). This product is ONLY available by doctor’s prescription. I began taking a 10mg tablet each morning more than 14 years ago, and it has been by far the best medication I have ever taken for depression. Before that time, I tried many others (believe me!). This is the ONLY medication that gives me no side effects whatsoever.

Remember that our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, has told us that it is our FAITH that makes us whole again. Trust in HIM with all your heart and never lean upon your own understanding. This, too shall pass and your weaknesses will eventually be turned into strengths. Our trials and the adversity which we suffer through in this life is all for our good, IF we remain faithful to the Lord. I testify to you, my dear fellow Christian, that He lives! Have a wonderful Easter season and God bless.

Posted by Mormon Boy on Apr 06, 2017 at 6:11pm

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