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My Heart is Heavy by shock777 My Heart is Heavy by shock777
"When your Heart is heavy, I carry most of the weight. You were not designed to carry such a burden." :heart:

I've been going through a real tough spiritual battle since January and It only seems to get worse...I am almost always tense, always crying every day for minutes on end...I have been chronically anxious with nerve-wracking anxiety and fear...and It feels like this battle will never end. But then again, I serve a GREAT GOD and my problems he can handle.

My heart feels like it weighs a thousand tons at any given time...so I drew this out of frustration and it made me feel a little better. Even if it doesn't feel like God is holding my heart, I know he is. I must have faith that he is. Or else I just might give up.

"If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything." -1st John 3:20
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DERPPPPPPPP Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome drawing :)
And I really like the second sentence, "You were not designed to carry such a burden".  It reminds me that there are just some things in life that I should let go of.  I worry about so many things, and things feel like they're always breaking.  I can't keep up with all of it and I get so overwhelmed with anxiety.  I want to change! >.<  
Going to church more, and trying to become more involved in the word has helped me a lot.  Even if I don't understand everything, even though I don't know what I'm looking for, even though I'm basically stumbling around trying to find a way... It's better.  Sorry, I'm kind of a rambler! XD

I know this post is old (at least I'm PRETTY SURE it is??), but I hope you're doing so much better <3
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Faster-Frosty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
This is just BEAUTIFUL.  <3  Stunning work!
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Moombeam36 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh this is really beautiful. God bless.
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RyogaOkumura Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your art so much! :D
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shock777 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww! thank you so so much! :)
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RyogaOkumura Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem man :D
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ThetaSigma7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Heard this song and thought of this pic.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUEy8n…
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shock777 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
part of the pic was inspired by that.
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ThetaSigma7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:) Nice. Tis a good song.
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tailsdollandsonamy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student
my heart is heavy but I will always praise him even in a storm Heart  Cling to the Cross emote :D Gabriel Angelmote 
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andripc Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have a heavy heart...Waaaah! 
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SmugglerEllie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're not a lighthearted person because you care about everyone around you. Just remember that i care about you too! *hugs*
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Feedingfrenzy91 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Never give up. God is always there even through the times we feel burdened. I hope and pray you feel the joy which the Lord has given you.

Matthew 11:30 "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light"

I pray that He lighten your burden.

God bless you.
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BJbear2001 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
That's a really great verse and great picture! I will have to reread 1John. Stay close with God!
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Nitsuj-Poy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are valuable. Worth everything.
Sometimes, we can be on top of a mountain with legions of defeated demons at our feet. Just finished saving the world, yet lamenting about how useless we are.
That is when the demon is us.
Me against me.
The rival
You against you.
The rival. 
No demon can hurt you as bad as you hurt yourself.
We are our own worst enemy.
The ultimate showdown is when we face ourselves.
Defeat the most hideous of creatures, in order to find out how beautiful it actually is.
The great internal conflict is slaying your own skewed view of self.
The battle of the mind.

-Justin Blake Poythress (Nitsuj-Poy)

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shock777 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Nitsuj-Poy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
at your service, sister.
and anytime. i mean it
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ThetaSigma7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
We fight spiritual battles everyday and it will always get worse. But you are right that we serve a great God who takes our troubles. I've been having personal issues lately and this deviation came right when I needed it. A lot of people on DeviantArt, especially you Shock, have no idea just how much your work has helped me. I pray for you guys and that you will be a light for others as well. Thank you. :)
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redcarstudios Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Ugh. I know that feeling. :hug: Remember that you're not alone in this, and God gives us friends and family in Christ to help us share the burden. :heart:
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tekitomadachi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry that you're going through this, shock. All that I can suggest is to keep on putting on the Armor of God when you feel threatened by the feelings of anxiety and fear. Also, when they seem to pop up out of nowhere, start quoting scripture mentally, physically, even thinking of church songs (if you're not doing this already) could help. I'm sorry if it seems like I'm lecturing you or something- that's the last thing I want to do... ^^; but I will keep you in my prayers. Keep strong! :hug:
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
When I saw that first quote, I was reminded of a scene in Passion of Christ, when this guys was helping Jesus carry that cross and when Jesus fell, the guy immediately couldn't hold the cross up and had to drop it.
I definitely understand frustration and struggling in the heart, I have a bit of that going on as well.  I will pray for ya :hug:
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Andrea-Sixx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist
This is amazing. I really do love this, Great job on this piece. 
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Loli-Mitsu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a great peice, so many artists are afraid to express their faith publicly and I am very happy that yuo did not hide it. I hope that you can overcome these stressful times c:
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Twilightlover2007 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful! don't ever give up, God's with you every step of the way and he's got something amazing for you my friend! Just keep pushing forward because if you stop, you'll be stuck in that place forever. Remember, you walk THROUGH darkness, it never says you stay there unless you decide to. :) Stay strong my friend, you are an inspiration!
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JessiRenee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of that song "I'm Worn" from Tenth Avenue North.. :D Lovely, emotional picture! I know the feeling.
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Orange-Asu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm so sorry I can't hug you in person, but I'm sending you a virtual hug, girl. Keep fighting, He's by your side, even if sometimes we doesn't sense Him. :heart:
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naruto9000believeit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Maybe it would make you feel better if you tell what exactly is making your heart feel heavy? :aww:
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shock777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's too hard to explain
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naruto9000believeit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why? Do you... not fully understand why you're feeling this way?
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shock777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
idk what it is completely or the source, and i cant seem to know what it is i need in order to heal
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naruto9000believeit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry for the late reply. Just not exactly sure what to say, 'cause... I can't figure you out ^^; Are you having problems with your... family?
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1UPYoshi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you are not alone. this year isn't great for me either. but God is bigger than any problem that we face. it's in times like these that I run to Him. stay strong in Him :)
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sonicgamer127 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student General Artist
U can do it shocky god is there for u don't give up
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
You're not alone, and I'm sorry if this makes me seem like I'm being an attention you know what.... but today was my last day at my job. I got laid off. But I've been having a heavy heart for a while now because of this and other things in my life. :iconcheerupplz:
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shock777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know how it feels to have a heavy heart and it sucks no matter what the situation. :C I hope you find a new and even better job soon! As for me, I keep holding on to what I know. Even if I can't see results or feel them, that's what faith is esentially. NOT denial, but...faith that in the future, things will get better.
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
For me I don't know anything. I am nothing but a foolishly foolish fool that doesn't know a thing about anything. :/
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shock777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nah. we're always learning whether we want to or not. think of it in terms other than spirituality. we're constantly learning things in life.
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Learning can only happen if you progress forward. Seems like I'm anti-learning.
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SirPerryBerry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Shocky, i know you can do it, i believe in you and i am sure God does and Jesus to. Its hard i know it is but keep your chin up and you'll do it girl! :) We all have hard parts in own lifes, i have mine and you have yours but it all gets better in time :) :huggle:
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