7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. I Peter 5:7
When I was in high school, after an incident with drugs, anxiety attacks forced me to sleep with my mom for 3 weeks and left me with a deep depression, they’ve caused me to call people in the middle of the night for comfort, and even caused me to call 911 one time because I thought I was going to die.
They are not fun. They leave in you in a constant state of fear and worry. There have been periods when I’d have anxiety attacks every night for weeks. I got to a point of desperation where I was willing to do whatever it took to get free from the prison these attacks had created. Over the period of a few months – I got free.
When it came down to it, it was a combination of things that helped me get free from the prison of anxiety. One was having people that loved me unconditionally that I could be honest and open with. There were two people who were there for me whenever I was experiencing an attack. For them, I’m eternally grateful.
Above that I listened to Larry Hutton’s Healing Scripture CD often, Keith Moore’s Message “God Loves You” almost every night, and the thing that really set me free is Keith Moore’s series called “Free from All Fears“. These were the main scriptures I stood on every night:
4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. -Psalms 34:4
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Phillipians 4:6
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. -II Tim. 1:7
I listened to these things over and over again and confessed these scriptures over my life over and over again until I was fully persuaded that God loves me, that I could cast ALL my cares on Him, and that He HAS FREED ME FROM ALL MY FEARS. Once I was persuaded of this in my heart, I was free from anxiety and haven’t had an attack since.
Anxiety, fear, and worry can be a scary thing, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. The best way to get free from all of those is to give them all to God. God loves you more than you could ever imagine and the Bible says we can cast ALL OF OUR CARES UPON HIM FOR HE CARES FOR US.
When you KNOW in your heart that the Word says God loves you and He’s freed you from all your fears. A confidence will come over you that will make you invincible!
I hope this post helps those who struggle with anxiety as I did. If you are struggling and would like to talk about this, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to encourage you and go into greater depth.