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Posted 9/2/08
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i want to tell you guys that i have stopped going to school....

i'm a first year student of Bachelor of Science in Nursing....and i quitted right after the midterms...i got so much depressed with all the pressure and stuff.....and it got into me....really...:( guys please help me...i'm starting to lose hope...I don't want to lose my faith with God....because of this things...i need to tell myself that everything must be alright.....GUys...please help....
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friends \..brothers and sisters....

i want to tell you guys that i have stopped going to school....

i'm a first year student of Bachelor of Science in Nursing....and i quitted right after the midterms...i got so much depressed with all the pressure and stuff.....and it got into me....really...:( guys please help me...i'm starting to lose hope...I don't want to lose my faith with God....because of this things...i need to tell myself that everything must be alright.....GUys...please help....


Remember the Lord is with you. When you can not go on he will carry you. I am praying for you.

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Depression is never easy, and satan likes to tempt us during our emotional weaknesses. You must stay strong. I know this may sound corny, but have faith in Jesus, get closer to Him. The Love of Jesus and your love for Him can be enough to get through times. I struggle with depression too, sometimes I think it's not fair, but Jesus is the Lord of my Life. Knowing that makes all the difference. Try and find a good church that will help you grow closer to God. Serving others and loving someone else is a cure for depression. The more we focus on ourself in depression, the worse it gets (I am not saying tht you are doing this, or that I am a super Christian or something like that) Jesus Loves you, and I will be praying for you.
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I know what you're going through anevie, in fact, I was starting to lose hope last week. But I was reminded by many that God wants us to prosper, not with money or material things, but with His Spirit, love, and peace. I know it's hard to understand God at times like this, and I even doubted God the past week. But if you just pray to God, he will listen.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know You are near

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth


1 Samuel 2:1
[ Hannah's Prayer ] Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance.

1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.


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Posted 9/3/08

anevie wrote:

friends \..brothers and sisters....

i want to tell you guys that i have stopped going to school....

i'm a first year student of Bachelor of Science in Nursing....and i quitted right after the midterms...i got so much depressed with all the pressure and stuff.....and it got into me....really...:( guys please help me...i'm starting to lose hope...I don't want to lose my faith with God....because of this things...i need to tell myself that everything must be alright.....GUys...please help....


i have the same course as you have.... so i kind of know what youre going through..... youre in your first year? do you already have your majors? it will be really hard... at first... you will really have to sacrifice....

let me tell you my story...

i never wanted to be in the nursing depatment... i wanted to be in the biology course.. but since im not so sure.. i asked God to pick one for me... lol.... lazyness..... toinks! but hey... my God helped me and there i was a part of the best school in Cebu... one of the most demanding school.... in competition with the whole country..

i never thought i could get in, i had my doubts. they didnt already accept any students since they already closed new enrolles.. but for some reason... i got in... can you believe that? (when God it at work anything is possible). anyway, PRESSURE was NUMBER 1 (being in a top school and also my whole family known to be in the medical field so they expect a lot from me... and also being the eldest) and also...... for some reason, the dean knows me... so that is another pressure on me..

but that didnt stop me.. i kept studying.. i didnt have friends on my first year cause i was tooo studious.. (i was trying to show them that i can do it). it was also additional pressure for me because as a teen, socialization is important.. but i didnt have my friends..
i wasnt easy, despite the studying i still get "average" or "low" grades (actually i failed a subject,and i was still in 1st sem).... i was getting frustrated. PLUS. having a fight with someone..and also... OMG! family problems!!!! .... so... can you belive i lived through all that...and that was only the 1st semester..(in my school we dont have preliminaries we go straight to midterms). but i lived through that....

it was because i asked Jesus..... i said, "Lord, if this is for me.... this is what i choose and this is not a mistake that i chose this course despite the fact that i dont like it. i know YOU chose it for me... help me get through this. help me be strong.. and i know il get through this"

mind you... im not a bible reader so i have no idea...and in fact i was afraid... but i made it through...

despite the fact you could see lashes on my wrists.... me trying to kill myself a few times...... and despite that i had no mom and no dad to turn to cause they expect too much from me.... i had no relatives to go to...and no friends since im not originally here in Cebu...

i had NO ONE but God and just ONE person he gave to comfort me through all this.... i didnt have any bible... i didnt go to mass.... but HE was there.... HE never left...

i had no doubt that if it wasnt for HIM.... i would be dead because of depression my now....
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i dont know what your reason is for being depressed.. we all have different reasons. mine was just too complicated...super complicated...even my friends said now that they would rather die than be in my shoes...

but i made though all of it... i now hve good... no...great grades... i have lots of friends..and i have now adjusted to teh life of NURSING...
through all of those things... God thought me how to be patient... to be kind to others..and some other stuff...

you can do it... just hold on unto Jesus.... He has a reason for EVERYTHING....

hold on to Him especially now in your time of trouble... ive been through that so called "NURSING depression" so did my other friends..... some of my schoolmates killed themselves and secluded themselves from others because of teh pressure......

will you allow that to happen to you?

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by the way..... you can be depressed.... just dont make it MORE THAN 6 months ok?

i understand you nursing Lecture? FN, NCp and microbio, human ana and stuff.. especially pharma...waaahhh! pharmacology (my current stressor).... it really is a pain.....

but when you Go on duty.... you can finally feel the worth that youve been thorugh...

especially when your patient is happy..... you can see the worth...and also... youll enjoy it.... trust me.... you will....

been there..done that... thats why i understand you. i know its NOT easy. (cause personally, my friends and i CRAWELD to reach where we are).

anyway, if you need someone to help you on those nursing stuff.... im here.... you could just ask me...
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Don't come to us for help. Go to him. We can't help you anymore than anyone can give you a candy but not solve your toothache.

Go to Jesus with your problems. What are they? Don't hide them from Him. He helps those who needs saving.

Listen to the word of God. It sounds stupid and non-action based, but that is truly the way. Are you able to sit still and just absorb the word of God? If it's hard for you, start slowly. Your problems will become secondary, and soon enough, these problems will not be an issue anymore. God works as his word is preached forth, as he does what his word is, his word is what he is. It may sound stupid, seriously, but things of God is easy but difficult for man because people like to make it tough to make it seem legitimate.

I want you to talk to God, don't bother about kneeling down and clasping your fingers and all those pretentious stuff. Listen to these, declare His word over your life, and as you listen and believe, faith comes. Do you know the faith that is often mentioned in the bible, it is God, HE works the faith INTO you for you to bring it OUT again? Don't depend on your puny and human faith that wavers and fall into doubt often.

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Odd... Looks like mostly everyone is going through this even me >.< ... Well Kinda... Faeleia has a point though. Go to Father! He can do alot more things than us. I picture that God is my teacher(I mean literaly as in put Jesus's image on my proff and pretend in my mind that He's teaching me these things for your uhh... next thing to do. I would call it assignment XD), much like jogging. Picture yourself after someone, something, or just anything and you'll notice that you seem to go further cuz it's not boring anymore. I'll pray for you as best I can(I easily forget alot) sis! And God is with us! Who can stand against us? He did create everything. Thats all I can tell you though =\ Sry if I aint much help. Just Envision it! Thats what He told me
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oh dear...I will pray for you nee-san ^_^ don't ever lose hope! Remember, Romans 8: 28-29 says "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."

I'm going through a tough time with my grades as well...especially now that we are about to get our report cards next week...I'm keeping that verse in my mind because I know God will never let me fall...so I'm sure you'll get over you troubles as well! I hope you'll come back to school! If everything seems to be a mess, just remember that God will never let you fall!
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Never give up hope. It isn't over until the last card is played, and game of life, for you at least, has barely begun. Always remember that if God is for you, who on earth can be against you. I was in an Engineering in College. It was...unbelievably awful. I felt so terribly trapped in my classes. It was like the rope of life was tightening around my neck, until God stepped in and helped me escape that noose. It won't change all at once. First, I escaped my Chemistry 2 class, then I used the time freed up from that to concentrate on Calculus 3 and Engineering 2.

I feel you should hear this story, or I'd never have told you. Maybe God put me through that situation for this moment, so I can help you. You should probably return to school, so you can get the education you need.


Phillipians 3:12-20

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

15All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

17Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.



Trust in God, he will not let you down.
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You have to remember that depression is a tool that the enemy uses to get to us and defeat us. He is always trying to find ways to make us unhappy or distract us from our true calling. Depression essentially keeps us from thinking of God and thinking of what really matters. I used to have a lot of problems with depression as I was growing up and it's really not something that's easy to admit. You just have to remember to take life one moment at a time and to enjoy the little things that God gives us in order to brighten up your days.

Lord I thank you that i can see! Lord I thank you that I have the opportunity to go to school! Lord I thank your for your boundless love for me! Lord I thank you for my family! Lord I thank you for my friends! Lord I thank you for choosing me ever before I chose you! Lord I thank you that I can walk! Lord I thank you that I can sing! Lord I thank you for the blessings you have bestowed on my life!
Lord I thank you that even though I walk through the valleys, and even though I walk through the shadows, and even though i walk through the alleys, and even though I walk into dead ends, and even though I walk where I cannot see, and even though I can't always feel your presence with me; I KNOW, I can be CONFIDENT, that You will NEVER leave me. That the God of all gods and the Lord of all lords is watching over me. Shading me from what I cannot handle and loving me despite my flaws. That is a truth that I can walk with all my life.

Whenever I was having problems facing problems and dwelling on unecessary things that made me feel horrible, I used to question God and everything in general. But you have to remind yourself that that's exactly what the devil wants you to think! He'll do everything in his power to get you to mess up or to blame yourself. BUT! As Christians we HAVE to remeber that God and Jesus have given us the VICTORY over every power of darkness that has come against us. We shouldn't worry about tommorow or even what our future holds. God saw you in your mothers womb before you were born he WANTED you on this earth. His love is irreplacable. He loves you more than anyone and forever!

How important is a problem when compared to the Creator of our universe? Don't worry anvie...we are all going through similar problems and we really care about what you are going through. I will definately keep you in my prayers. Just remember to read your Bible when you feel particularly bad...that's what got me through a lot. We all will pray for you ^_^. If any of you are having similar problems...please read these verses!!!

(Jesus said:) "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Therefore do not worry, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." (Mt 6.25-34)


Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4.7-8a)


My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1.2-4)


I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philip 4.12-13)


God said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12.9-10)


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philip 4.6-7)

(Jesus said:) "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14.27)

In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. (Ps 62.7)

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. (Ps 34.18)

Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He alos justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:28-31

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of Hosts" Zechariah 4.6







Posted 9/6/08
to everyone who heed to my call...thank you very much! very very much....i have read all of your comments and all of you guys are correct...God helped me....and i promise i won't blame him again for every mishap that i might encounter....i regret every stupid action that i made with regards to this problem....i need to be strong and nver let this depression get the best out of me..i need to fight it...and i will, with God's help i will....i love God! =) thanks again everyone....=) i finally made up my mind...
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to everyone who heed to my call...thank you very much! very very much....i have read all of your comments and all of you guys are correct...God helped me....and i promise i won't blame him again for every mishap that i might encounter....i regret every stupid action that i made with regards to this problem....i need to be strong and nver let this depression get the best out of me..i need to fight it...and i will, with God's help i will....i love God! =) thanks again everyone....=) i finally made up my mind...


We are going to be there for you Lord willing, the next time that feeling comes a calling. Do not fear to PM me or any one in this group. If you need help.....
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If you ever need encouragement, PM me also. I'll see how I can help, or give you some good words of advice, or something, from the Bible. His word can help even the worst cases of depression.
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If anyone else feels the need to get something off their chest, feel free to post here on in "vent to ratman"...We'll do our best to help you and guide you in the right direction. Or! Feel free to pm any of the mods, or members that are willing to help! May God bless you guys abundantly in the days to come!
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