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Severe anxiety flaring up

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by Andben, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Andben

    Andben New Member

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    Would appreciate some prayers for this, it was right around this time last year that this anxiety/panic hit me and the holidays are making me very uncomfortable(well, the entire season is) . Seeing family is making me very anxious and I dont know why. I feel almost sick to my stomach with anxiety,panic and fear that this will never go away and that ill be stuck like this forever. The entire last year has been.... tough.... to say the least. I always say im going to see a therapist or someone that can help but I never do it....

    I fixate on worst-case scenarios and worry constantly about what might happen. Its like the chemicals in my brain dont work properly.

    Any prayers would be appreciated. I know that God can heal me, and I am believing it.
     
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  2. I'm_Sorry

    I'm_Sorry Taking a break from CF Supporter

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    Matthew 6:25-34

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    33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

    Philippians 4:6-7
    6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
     
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  3. White Horse 19

    White Horse 19 New Member

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    Dude...after reading the bible for 40 years I just ripped Proverbs out and threw it into a fire
     
  4. “Paisios”

    “Paisios” Unworthy servant of God Supporter

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    Praying for you. May you find peace in Christ.
     
  5. Winken

    Winken Heimat Supporter

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    That is not at all unusual. Lots of folks struggle with brain chemistry. My suggestion (I'm not an M.D) is that you think positive. Each time your worries hit you, reject those that are merely brain fabrications, and dwell on those memories in life that have been positive. Think about what you can do, right now, to embrace a pleasant Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Call someone on the phone. Talk to them about the good things in your life. Don't permit anyone to be judgmental. I don't mean by that that you punch them out, I just mean that you turn away from judgmentalism whenever it occurs. Speak softly to yourself. Thank God that He knows you and that He is always listening, always providing His undying embrace in love. Share that love with others. Be blessed as you do!
     
  6. RC1970

    RC1970 post tenebras lux

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    God's peace be with you. :wave:
     
  7. joshua 1 9

    joshua 1 9 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sounds like unresolved conflict. God is able to give us perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Phil 4 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things.…
     
  8. Little Lantern

    Little Lantern Be encouraged! Christ has overcome the world! Supporter

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    “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)
     
  9. Stephanie7

    Stephanie7 Senior Veteran

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    Stress about holidays, travelling, buying gifts, planning meals, what you will wear, what you will say, brings on elevated cortisol levels which can cause anxiety and all kinds of weird symptoms. This actually is a very common reaction during this time. It almost always passes, it will be okay.
    "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid" John 14:27
     
  10. Andben

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone, I really appreciate it.

    There are unresolved issues, its just that some of them seem so insurmountable...Im the type of person that is all or nothing, and if I can't see a way out (of feeling anxious/panicky) then it just really messes me up and creates a vicious circle.

    I really need that peace that surpasses all understanding. Ive felt like this for a year, its horrible. Can hardly go out and do anything without major stress and anxiety.

    Im just praying that God will put the right people in my life to help me sort this out.

    Thanks again everyone!
     
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  11. Truthfrees

    Truthfrees Well-Known Member Supporter

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    praying for you in Jesus' name to be healed encouraged and refreshed by God's love and blessings
     
  12. joshua 1 9

    joshua 1 9 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The right people maybe exactly what you need. Jesus tells us that sometimes we need two or three people together in agreement. I know if I am stressed out my wife is able to calm me down. Just like together we are able to calm her down when she is stressed out.

    Matthew 18:19 "Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. 20For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.”

    Even on a primitive level stress is called the fight or flee syndrome. Clearly there is safety in numbers and that is why some animals stay together as a part of a hurd. Dogs will join a pack and cats like to be a part of a colony.

    If there was a problem in your past God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He can go back into your past and fit whatever the problem was. Clearly with God's help we can go beyond what we were able to do on our own apart from Him.

    Mark 11:24b "whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
     
  13. Greg Merrill

    Greg Merrill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Father, I pray that this one will learn to surround themselves with Your provided armor, Ephesians 6:10-20. I pray they will get a good picture of who they are, who the child of God is, what self worth we should have in Christ. I pray that they have no feelings of inferiority, for they are a child of God (I trust). We are kings and princes (Revelation 1:4). I pray that they would trust in You and Your Word, and find all needed peace and assurance, Philippians 4:6-7; 2 Timothy 1:7. Amen.
     
  14. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

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    When faced with social anxiety, my main tactic these days is to think "how can I best serve this person, and be cheerful / kind?" That takes the focus off of me / my feelings of anxiety or weirdness and lets me focus on how the other person is doing, and what I can do to be kind and pleasant, and lets me unwind a bit and feel less nervous or self-conscious. It's something you have to practice at a bit, but it's helped me.
     
  15. StrivingFollower

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    Father please help this guy see these anxieties are a poor extension of himself, very false, and should only waste away as something to be separate. Help his whole heart find the truth and really accept it. Only focus on the real problems in front of him. Help him remember the value of faith and how when you skip it you're just lost. Get him to crave it from deep within.
     
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