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panic attacks (part 2)

The world is not perfect.

Our bodies are not perfect.

Things wear out. Things go wrong.

That should go without saying. But often, we are surprised when it happens to us. 

The Bible says God works all things out for our good. That’s very comforting. Especially when you have experienced God doing this for you.

Having panic attacks disrupted my rhythm. But they caused me to see life in a new way. Not only was I sincerely grateful for medication that helped (which caused gratefulness to be extended in other areas), but I found areas in my life where I needed to slow down, manage stress, and most of all, feeling empathy, sympathy, and compassion for others. This wasn’t a lesson, but God’s desire to free us from things that we do not realize hinder us. He just doesn’t think the way we do. He takes the ashes and gives us beauty.

Whatever you are going through, it’s not the end of the story. I know it seems like it, but just like the rainbow after a storm, we have hope.

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Nature reveals the heart of God for humanity. Even if you don’t believe in God, or are not sure there is a God, all you have to do is look around and you will see him everywhere.

And even if your situation doesn’t change, God gives us the comfort and strength to endure.

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panic attacks.

Since the loss of my son, I began having panic attacks.

If you have them, you know what they are. They’re scary!

After the 3rd visit at the ER, a very kind doctor asked me, “Why won’t you take the medicine your doctor recommended? What are you afraid of?”

I wanted to cry out, “Because I’m a Christian and we don’t take stuff like that!”

But I didn’t. I was silent.

“If you had diabetes, you would be taking insulin, true?”

“Yes.”

The light went on. I’m not weak in my faith. I had misdirected faith. Would I have the faith to trust God to do something I didn’t understand? That I didn’t want to do?

I filled the prescription and it took less than a week to get straightened around.

The scary part of panic attacks was my mind racing. I felt like I was losing control. But the truth was, I wasn’t.

Truth is a wonderful thing. Perhaps difficult to admit to at first, but it really does set you free.

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~to be continued~

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