Worried about the future........

I think I have a problem.

I worry way too much. Just lately though.

Especially about the future.

Maybe its because I am a woman.

I go to church weekly, adoration, pray, go on trail runs daily, yet cat seem to get a grip!

I am only 22 but feel so many pressures in life

I will graduate next may with a great degree but am terrified of all life’s expenses, expectations, recently engaged, not being a student anymore (as silly as that may sound),

Whats a Catholic to do when feeling this way? What do you all do to get through stages like this? I’ve never had so much anxiety in my mind about life before!

Peace be with you.

Most of the things we worry about never happen.Sometimes we look at “all” our problems instead of taking one at a time and solving that one problem.Its easy to become overwhelmed.Padre Pio advices us to not worry,Jesus will take care of everything.Peace.

I will graduate next may with a great degree but am terrified of all life’s expenses, expectations, recently engaged, not being a student anymore

These are some major life changes! Of course you’re worried!

When it starts getting to you, just try to stay in the present, and trust in Jesus. Even to the point of saying to your worries, “That’s fine, but now Jesus and I are going to get some dinner.”

Sounds silly, I know, but it has worked for me. So keep putting one foot in front of the other, and let Jesus guide each step. Eventually, you’ll get to where HE wants you to go!

God bless you and your new life,

Ruthie

Do you watch TV news a lot? My husband has been in the US for 3 weeks on a business trip, and he said after two days he was in a panic because of all the negative press. My husband is NOT a worrier.

The media gets people to watch by working them into a frenzy. If you watch TV news, just turn it off.

Also, remember that life, as it comes, good or bad, is part of God’s perfect plan for you. You must face life, with confidence in the goodness of God’s eternal plan. God doesn’t promise us an easy life, but He does promise to remain faithful and to be there and help us along the way.

Remember that God loves you, and He will never give you more than what both you and He can handle together. Put your trust and faith in God, and everything will work out itself.

Finally, if the worrying is getting to you, and gets in the way of being able to function day to day. Go see a therapist, psychatrist or councilor. There is no reason to suffer alone, there are people who are trained to help people who suffer from anxioty. They can help you look at things differently, learn different techniques to calm yourself, evalute your stressors to determine which are real, and which are perhaps magnified unnecessarily, and finally if necessary, they can provide you with medication for a short time to get you over a slump.

Take care!

Trust in God. He loves you as your Father.

Anxiety is the work of the devil. When I feel that way I stop what I am doing, bless myself with holy water and pray.

I always picture myself talking to Mother Mary. I go to her just like I would my earthly Mother. After burying two of my children I prayed and asked her to please go to the feet of her Son and ask him to give me hope. I was in adoration and I saw a book in the pew that had Marian Prayers. I picked up the book and randomly opened it. It opened to a novena to Our Lady Of Hope. I began to read and the feast day turned out to be my birthday. I know without a shadow of a doubt that your prayers are heard and God has something better than ever planned for you if you trust him. Pray the Memorare and listen to the words.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Anxiety is not the easiest thing to conquer on your own. I have suffered from it in my life. I would suggest your first step would be to talk to a therapist. First, they are specialists, and they may be able to recommend medicated or non-medicated treatment. No one should have to suffer and there is help out there. I will pray for you.

I researched a few more quotes by Padre Pio and fell in love with this one:

“Pray, trust and don’t worry”

Its so simple yet difficult!

Hmmm, very interesting that you should point this out. Usually I never watch tv, but with the elections around the corner I have been much more. My old roommate and I didnt own a tv and I think it had a very positive effect on life. Now I live with my parents and they are ALWAYS wawtching the news… I do agree tv gets you worked up! So many sad and terrible things going on in our nation and the world.

I am sorry for your loss, but must point out that you write with so much hope and spirit! How inspiring!

I do believe that the Lord does have a plan for each of us but its so hard to know what it could possibly be! I desire to do good in this life, but sometimes dont know how, like lately.

Pray, pray, pray, pray, pray.

Read Matthew 6:25-34.

My favorite song [Come, Lord Jesus] says: Come, Lord Jesus, Come; Come, fill my heart with your love, hold me close, Lord, hold me tight, come, Lord Jesus, come…

As someone who likes hugs, the thought of being held by Jesus seems to calm me down a considerable amount…

I teach my children at home and sometimes they get so upset because I have them do something they just don’t understand, like when my son reads “was” when the word is “saw.” I then have him spell out the word to make him processes it forward instead of backwards. He gets so frustrated with me because he just wants me to tell him the word is saw. He is in a hurry and doesn’t understand that I want his mind and eyes to work together to sound out the word in the right order and that needs some training. God is the perfect Father. The things that are in your life are there to lead you to heaven. You don’t understand just like my son doesn’t understand. Trust him. He is Perfect. Sometimes it takes a little frustration to get you to grow.

If is talk with hope about the death of my children it is only by the grace of God. This will sound odd. I would never want to relive those days. It was agony to bury those babies, but I have never in my life felt more close to God than during that time. There is such peace if you surrender everything over to him. I am not one that would usually do that, but I had no choice. I had plenty of anxiety but each time it would creep up I would tell My Lord to place my hands on his cross and hold them there. If I should take them off, place them back. He gave me the cross to bare because he loves me and he wants me to be with him in heaven. My children are gifts and he gave all of them life for the salvation of the entire world for all of time. My two babies played their part in salvation before taking their first breath. How awesome is that? I now have two children praying for me at all times. I know they have graced my life with many blessings from God through their prayers. Pray, Pray, Pray!

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