It hit me suddenly. I was just sitting in bed when I felt a rush of adrenaline from head to toe. My heart squeezed like it was going to explode and my breathing was no longer automated. Then fear crept in and before I knew it, I was in full panic mode!
Anxiety is so sneaky!
You see, I had been waiting for the doctors to come up with a plan for me to move forward after my severe concussion and probable stroke. They were talking about heart surgery with possible life threatening complications. They were unsure of the best options for me which left me sitting at home in bed with my anxious thoughts.
I’ve had many seasons of waiting but never experienced a battle like this one. The anxiety, panic, and fear would creep in suddenly and nothing of this world would ease it. Pacing the floor over and over, I cried out to the Prince of Peace who reminded me of the weapons of PRAYER, WORSHIP, and GOD’S WORD.
I picked up my weapon of praise and in full panic mode started singing as loud as I could. I circled the house while carrying my Bible and declared God’s truth over my life; No weapon formed against me will prosper in Jesus Name.
Sister, if you’ve ever struggled with anxiety, or fear, I encourage you to pick up your weapons or spiritual warfare too! We cant battle them without Declaring God’s Word!
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” —Psalm 20:7 NIV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs 3:5-6 CSB
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” —2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
It was these scriptures, among many others, that broke off the fear and anxiety. I repeated them and shouted them all throughout my house knowing that I had no choice but to FIGHT with God’s weapons in my hands.
Whatever battle you are facing, know that you can never escape the loving hand of your Heavenly Father. Call upon the name of Jesus because He is ready and willing to calm the waves in your storm.
Though the winds and waves roar at you, stand in the middle of the storm unshakeable because of the confidence you have in Christ Jesus. You wage war from a stance of victory because of Jesus. You are His. He alone is in control.
Beloved sisters, when you are in a crisis whether physical, mental, or both at the same time, remember that we cannot trust in the things we see. God is always working behind the scenes on our behalf. All we need to do is stand ready to fight with surrendered hands knowing that God is good and in control. Cry out to YOUR Prince of Peace, Jesus, and declare the peace that is yours in Jesus name.
My prayer for you-
Heavenly Father thank you for giving me the keys to freedom from anxiety & fear. I pray for everyone reading this, that they would seek you in prayer, worship and your Word! I pray that anxiety and fear would leave in Jesus name!
-Cassie Rhoda and The Help Club for Moms Team