Anxiety & Fear
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Panic attacks are no joke. No one plans them. They spring upon us from out of nowhere, hearts and minds racing. Most of the time we don’t know why. So it’s hard when we hear the verse about don’t worry or be anxious. Who wants to? Panic attacks rob us of sleep, fill us with fear, and alter our ability to think clearly. Even if it’s not a full-blown panic attack, worry and anxiety could our perceptions and paralyze our lives. I struggled with panic attacks for years. Now, they are only occasional and I’m able to kick them out quickly. How? Repeating scripture over and over and over and praying in the Holy Spirit. Neither quick nor easy. Use the verses below to get you started on your search for freedom from anxiety and fear.
JOHN 3:16-18 For this is how much God loved the world – he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it! So now there is no longer any condemnation for those who believe in him… [TPT]
PSALM 56:3 [TPT] But in the day that I’m afraid, I lay all my fears before you and trust in you with all my heart.
PSALM 56:5-6 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? [ESV]
Anxiety and fear come from misplaced trust. Ponder what might be causing anxiety or fear. Then, acknowledge that you are not trusting God with that situation. PRAYER: "Father, forgive me for not trusting you with _____. Teach me how to trust You in this situation and show me how to pray for ______".
PSALM 56:4 [TPT] With God on my side I will not be afraid of what comes. The roaring praises of God fill my heart, and I will always triumph as I trust his promises.
John 1:4-5 In him (Jesus) was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. [ESV]
PSALM 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings, put my tears n your bottle. Are they not in your book? [ESV]
PSALM 56:11 In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can men do to me? [ESV]