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Panic attacks, fear, and a troubled heart

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by JacquelineDeane55, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. JacquelineDeane55

    JacquelineDeane55 Newbie

    United States
    For the past two weeks I have been having panic attacks, fear and a troubled heart. I noticed it gets worse when I read my Bible or listen to John Hagee. I am wondering if this is an attack by Satan.

    Isn't the LORD love and joy? How come then I have no love or no joy? Why don't I have any peace? Why can't I feel? What is wrong with me?

    I know that Jesus said to not let our heart be troubled and to not be afraid, but I can't help it. I feel like someone is controlling me, manipulating my emotions and making me feel this way against my will. Is this demonic possession? I thought I was saved. Does this mean I am not saved? I thought demons couldn't possess Christians. I don't know anymore. Can they harm us in some way somehow?

    I think it is a supernatural attack but my mom thinks the problem is mental and she is taking me to mental health today. The problem with this is, I am not sure that the doctor I am going to see today is a believer, and she might think that everything that happens in the world can be explained away by natural means. They have given me medicine before, but nothing has helped me so far. This is why I don't think the cause is natural, if the medicine is not helping me. If it was, the medicine would have helped me.

    I don't feel safe. I feel like these demons are hunting me and they want to kill me. It freaks me out really bad.

    The Bible says that supernatural spirits exist in the world and that they influence the affairs of nations. Some of them are evil. This is what spiritual warfare is for.

    I have prayed about it a lot, but prayer is not working either. Its like GOD is turning a deaf ear to me. I don't understand His reasoning. Why would GOD want me to go through this trial and this hard time? I have also been tempted to sin, but I have resisted it with a lot of effort. Is Satan trying to tempt me? I must say that resisting temptation is no cakewalk.

    Everywhere I read, the LORD says to rejoice. I don't feel joy or rejoicing..... :disrelieved:
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  2. dysert

    dysert Member

    I think your mom might be right, and I'm glad to hear that you're going to see someone today. My MIL used to have the same symptoms, but once she got on a low dose of Paxil the symptoms disappeared. I wish you good results.
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  3. ByTheSpirit

    ByTheSpirit Pray always!!

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  4. Dave G.

    Dave G. Well-Known Member

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    Hagee isn't the most reassuring pastor to be listening to if you aren't really well established in end times doctrine. You might want to seek out pastors who speak on more general topics, Hagee is largely about end times. And certainly about stirring up the crowd.

    But here is what I really want to say. When you evangelize to virtually everyone and not just to those you feel/know you are called to, you do so wide open. It's like putting a big target on your back for Satan to zero in on. Even when called you have to know how to push Satanic attack off and first to recognize it even. This is not something to go merrily playing around with. Your result doesn't surprise me, given some of the posts where you have explained to us that you were going for number quantities of soul winning events online. Was this even of God ? Or was it totally of yourself ? Self can get us in a lot of trouble LOL!

    Do you know how to cast out Satan ? You must be born again in order to do that in the first place.

    I can't speak for the medical checkup, I've had and seen events that include both medical and or spiritual effectiveness. The plain and simple truth of the matter is Some people need a little medication sometimes. If it is demonic attack that is bothering you , meds will have little effect.

    I will leave you with this. Generally speaking, God is not the author of confusion and my suggestion is to draw nearer to the person of Jesus Christ in any event.
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  5. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member

    I will certainly pray that you will know and experience the peace of God.
    You can ask if there is a Christian Doctor.

    I will alsopray that you know the assurance of your salvation, that you are Jesus's and that he holds on to you and your faith.
    Trust in him, see the Doctor and follow there advice.
  6. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

    John 14 and Psalm 46 are wonderfully strengthening passages for the believer. :)
  7. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

    Praying for you, and your mom too (((hug)))
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  8. inquiring mind

    inquiring mind associate with those you can learn from Supporter Angels Team CF Ambassadors

    Praying for you JacquelineDeane... may the Lord provide any assistance you need, medical and/or spiritual. Amen
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  9. Catherineanne

    Catherineanne Well-Known Member

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    No, it is not stan. The symptoms you describe are part of an illness, and illness happens because we live in a fallen world. Good and bad people fall ill all the time; good and bad people recover. It simply is part of what we have. None of that equates to an attack by stan.

    No, the Lord is NOT always love and joy. Sometimes he is, many times he is not. Our lives do not become like living in Disneyland when we become Christians and Christ is not Mickey Mouse.

    You are saved, but you are unwell. It happens.

    No, demons cannot harm Christians spiritually; the Lord will not let them.

    It does not matter if the dr is a believer or not; all healing is from God. Stan can't heal, he can only destroy, so whatever healing comes to you, in whatever form, from whatever doctor, it is from God.

    Listen to your mother, listen to the doctors and do as they advise. That is why God has given them to you.

    Depression tells lies. Those are lies. There are no demons with any power to harm you; it cannot be done. But paying too much attention to demons is a very unsafe thing to do; best do what the Lord did; turn your back and look at the cross instead.

    I think you need to stop giving quite so much of your attention to demons. Turn to look at Christ instead; look at what he did and what he said. Your worship goes with your attention; don't give a single thought to anyone other than the Lord from now on. It will be much healthier for you.

    Go to see your doctor and follow his or her advice. Don't worry about your feelings; they are very deceptive and not to be trusted. We are not told to follow our feelings, we are told to follow the Lord, and that means regardless of feelings. Joy may return or it may not; it means nothing. What matters is that you know that you are saved and that nothing can take you out of God's hand.

    Stop worrying what stan wants; what matters is what God wants of you. What is it that you can do for him in the coming months and years to further his kingdom? That is where your attention needs to be. No more thoughts of anything else.

    I wish you well.
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  10. LoricaLady

    LoricaLady YHWH's

    Praying for you to get guidance, direction, healing, peace.
  11. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

    Father I pray blessings on this request, wisdom, and for a victorious life that will give you glory in Jesus name I pray. Also taking these needs before God in prayer on the bbnradio.org Family Altar program... BBN Program Schedule

  12. Serving Zion

    Serving Zion Seek First His Kingdom & Righteousness Supporter

    Awww sister :hug::hug::hug: Don't be afraid but trust God! Yes, this is the devil's work. Ever since you came here with your faith and enthusiasm to represent God so boldly, he has been trying to find out how to break you, to stop you from growing in The Lord's strength! But you must be strong.

    Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for our sister Jacqueline. She's so pure in heart, and she's struggling now because she's walked right into a battleground and she doesn't really know all that's going on. So we do thank you for her humbleness, that she is able to reach out for help at this time. We ask that you'll really strengthen her with a sense of calmness and peace, and being able to totally relax in the security that you are there for her. Lord, she's learning so fast, it's as though she's suddenly wandered into the middle of a war zone and she had no idea! But Lord, we know that you've equipped her with a good knowledge of the scriptures and a beautiful heart, and that you are with her to protect her from anybody who would try to harm her because she doesn't deserve that. So we commit her walk to your hands, thanking you for being who you are: loyal, righteous, good, loving, wise, fatherly and strong. We ask that you will guide me as I offer words to help her grow in maturity and learn the skill of wielding those weapons of conflict that are in her hands, so that she doesn't need to tremble amidst the battle, but that she can stand upright in valour - looking with a mighty power at everything that is going on around her, completely untouchable because the breastplate of her righteousness is impenetrable. We thank you Lord for your faithfulness and we trust in your work toward her swift recovery in Jesus' name, Amen.

    You know, Jesus said that we must possess our soul by endurance.. Then, what is meant by this? Endurance is the attitude "I must keep going", so Jesus is saying that we must not give up in order that we may keep our very soul!

    St. Paul writes of endurance in Romans 5:

    We boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance (will you give up when you suffer, or will you keep going?).

    Endurance produces character (how has your character been strengthened by the way you have already endured?).

    Character produces hope (why? because the character that endurance produces, is the character of strength: a conqueror and an accomplished warrior).

    And the hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that He has given us.

    Do you see this already? You are young of course, but think of the words in the famous song "Amazing Grace" :

    Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. It is grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.

    Grace: what is it? It is the strengthened character of The Holy Spirit (like a graceful dove).

    So hang in there sister, because your endurance will result in your strengthened character of grace, and that is your salvation!
    It is because you have resentment toward your mother. Jesus said "If you forgive others their sins, then your heavenly father will forgive you. But if you don't forgive others their sins, then your heavenly father will not forgive you." The enemy knows that when The Lord is unable to forgive us, then he has an opportunity attack us. So you must forgive your mother! Pray about those gospel booklets, God will open the door. Let your mother watch TV, and go find someone else who will join you on the mission! Move on and make the most of life! Accept what God has given you, and do not insist to get more than what He has provided if it does not readily come.

    Jesus said "do not be anxious about anything, but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Then all other things will be added to you. Do not worry about what tomorrow will bring, for every day has enough troubles of it's own. Do you see how beautiful those flowers are? Yet your father in heaven knows everything you need, and he will clothe you with majesty and grace. "

    So, just leave your mum to be who she wants to be, and go ahead to do God's work with joy! Your mum is actually not stopping you, you know ;) Didn't she print off those gospel tracts for you already?

    Wait on God for those booklets you have ordered. One day He will open the door for that too!
    Only as I have said, when they bring charges against us and God finds that they have a right to do so. Therefore be holy as your father in heaven is holy. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

    Who are you to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.
    Romans 14:4
    Yes, it is demonic, but that doesn't mean that you should resist your mother or the doctors, because that would only work against you. Be kind to them, and truthful, respecting their knowledge, but not giving them any cause to worry. Trust in God's salvation and you will tell them with strength that it is simply a bit of a rough patch that you are going through while you are seeking to learn a proper coping mechanism.

    The fact is that medicine does not heal, it is only counselling that can heal, because counselling is about finding and fixing the errors in our thought processes through correcting those false beliefs we have (things that we think are true but that actually aren't true). Medicine doesn't do this. Medicine only acts as a mental incapacitator to reduce the symptoms of the problems.

    You actually need counselling by someone who can heal you with the right words of love. A priest will do this according to Christian theology, whereas a secular counsellor will not necessarily act to bring you closer to God - but a secular counsellor can still be useful to God for healing too, because it is love and truth that does the healing.

    Not every counsellor nor every priest has an equal ability to heal, because not every priest and counsellor has love and truth.
    Trust in God, for He is good!

    It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
    Lamentations 3:26
    Isaiah 59:1-3 came to mind when you said this. Sometimes when we are not repenting, but instead we are insisting "No, actually I was right and my Mom should have let me receive those booklets", then it is pride - you know? He keeps on saying "you already have those other tracts, go use those!" and you keep saying "No Mom, I hate you because you are working against God" - but actually she is innocent according to His law! She actually has reasonable fears for why she doesn't want to receive those booklets. But if you forgive her and use what you have, then The Lord will be empowered to heal her and to change her mind. You just watch, because that is what will happen. You cannot force these changes of your own energy though.

    Commit your work to Adonai and your plans will prosper.
    Proverbs 16:3
    He didn't desire it, but He did subject you to it so that you would grow stronger through it. This breaking point you have reached is enough to make you reach out desperately for help, and that has enabled a lot of helpful people to come forth with words of advice to you. I think that when God has finished His work in you, you will be much more equipped with wisdom and strength and the devil is going to flee from the very sight of you :clap::clap::clap: Praise God!
    Awww sister, it's been two weeks already, I'm sorry I could have spoken sooner if I had known :hug::hug::hug:

    Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
    and give thanks to his holy name.
    For his anger is but for a moment;
    his favour is for a lifetime.
    Weeping may linger for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

    Sing! Sing uplifting words! That will make you feel better :tutu::tutu: :tutu:

    This is one of my favourites:

  13. Lilly54

    Lilly54 Well-Known Member

    United Kingdom
    In Relationship
    I'm a newbie too. I think you are under spiritual attack but do not panic or be scared. Nothing can harm you if you belong to Christ. Just be calm, say the Lord's Prayer. Then ask in the name of Jesus Christ to be surrounded and protected by his light. Ask Jesus to save you from all harm. Say amen. Go about your life knowing and believing that you are absolutely safe.

    I hope that helps. Keep your eyes and mind upon Jesus. He alone can deal with these demons. We do not need concern ourselves. Certainly never try to deal with them directly, you cannot. Only Christ has the power and authority.
  14. macek

    macek Well-Known Member

    I will pray for you, sister. May i suggest a nice, calming praise music for you?

    Sister Lily, Jesus Christ gave us the authority in His name over demons to cast them out by His name and by His authority. Were that not so, exorcisms and deliverances would be of no effect.
  15. Cturtle

    Cturtle Jesus, My Savior and Lord is my hiding place

    United States
    Word of Faith
    This is certainly an attack from the enemy. It started in your thoughts and because you didn't take the thoughts captive (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) they turned into fear and panic attacks.

    No demon can attack or posses us (believers) unless we let it. The Bible says that devil roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour... he has to have our permission, we have to be a willing participant. Meaning we have to yield our emotions and behavior to His ways. So as long as your resisting... the thoughts and actions that the enemy would have you display...you will be fine and not be affected. It all starts in our thoughts. Possession starts as oppression, then obsession, then possession. But it's not like the movies.

    God is pleased for sure, that you are resisting temptation. And He is backing you and bring you strength as you are obedient to His Word and ways.

    The devil is trying to rob you of your joy... Because he knows that the the joy of the Lord is your (our) strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Joy is something that sometimes we have to stir up within ourselves... even king David had to do this and we see an example in ps 103 and 104:1.

    So now your job is to get a song in your heart, or go look in a mirror and laugh for no reason, or find a funny movie, or the best thing to do is to praise The Lord.. find praise songs and just sing to Him. For the Bible says He inhabits the praises of His people.

    God is love and joy and peace, you are right... but we have to fight the good fight of faith to hang onto what is ours... Because the enemy (satan) will try hard to steal it from you.

    God bless you sister! Grab ahold of God and His promises and never let them go... for Jesus was crucified to set you free from all the works of the enemy.

    But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
    Isaiah 53:5 AMPC

    Blessings of.grace and peace be yours in abundance
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  16. Fish Catcher Jim

    Fish Catcher Jim Radically Saved

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    Joy is a choice we make. It is up to us. We can have joy in the worst situation.
    Scripture says the Joy of the Lord is our strength......so it means everything

    That would not be true at all.
    A Christian may yield to their influences
    We are to fight the good fight of faith.
  17. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

    As written in God's Word,
    Peace, Joy, and Righteousness are all gifts the believers who were immersed in Jesus Name received when they were saved,
    as well as much persecution. (yes, persecution is promised, along with God's Strength and Ability to get thru it as He says in His Word).

    What is wrong with the world/ anybody/ anywhere ? Whatever anyone needs is perfectly provided by God, as His Word Says many times. So as He Says, ask, and keep asking, seek, and keep seeking, and you will find. This is His Promise, not man's promise, and God is always perfectly faithful to Guard His Word and accomplish it (He always keeps His Promises and all of His Word as He Says).
  18. Dave G.

    Dave G. Well-Known Member

    United States
    Amen to that, I agree ! Speaking for myself ( not a naturally joyful or peaceful person) and for truly saved people I know, when I was saved peace came to my heart and joy grew in my heart and joy continues to mature in me. There is a difference between happiness and joy as well. Happiness is more temporal we can be happy but have no joy,joy is deeper. Joy abounds in your heart and it occurs out of the salvation, we don't choose joy, we accepted Jesus and He produces the joy. we can put on a happy face for the day but when we go to bed, there is no joy if it was never produced in us. If someone is choosing to be joyful it isn't real joy but self manufactured and it won't stand up to the tests that are sure to come. God's joy is present even if your head is on the chopping block in persecution because you are all the nearer to Christ's eternity, though you may not be happy about the thought of your head dropping into a bucket. Joy is Christ in you, it happens because of Him, it isn't man made.

    And incidentally I'll take the peace and joy of the Lord over circumstantial happiness any day ! You buy a new car you may be happy, it can't produce joy and as it ages the happiness longs for a different new car. And when it starts breaking down, the happiness is essentially long gone.
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