Dear brothers and sisters,
I beg your prayers. I feel as though I have no where to go anymore.
I made a confession last Saturday. Since that confession I have felt nothing but doubt and fear as to whether I was truly forgiven. My main fear is that I didn’t make a strong enough resolution to not commit my sins again. I didn’t hold anything back in my confession, and I’m not even certain that I made a bad confession at all.
I simply cannot find any assurance that I made a good confession and thus I don’t know what to do.
I have spoken with my mentor/spiritual father about this, and I have been distracted immensely by thoughts and attempts at resolving this.
I feel as though there is mountain of doubt standing in my way.
I am a very analytical person, and I suffer from scrupulosity. These fears have happened before, but this time I feel as though the Evil One has the upper hand and I just don’t know what to do.
I am so scared to trust that my confession was valid, because I am worried that I might be deceiving myself and thus going on with my life in unforgiven sin.
Please, please pray for me brethren. I am a young Catholic revert, I was baptized into Holy Mother Church as a child, but then raised Baptist and got involved later in many other religions. I came home to the Church little over a year ago, and now I feel so lost.
Please pray for me.