When Panic Sets In

I woke up in a full-blown panic attack this morning. I don't have them very often anymore, but this one was a doozy. I wasn't even having nightmares - it was just a panic.

I will admit that I was concerned about a meeting I had to have. I was also sore and worn out from walking the property yesterday afternoon. So my mind was pretty restless - enough to cause panic apparently.

When I'm in one of these panic attacks, the only solution for me is to breathe (in for four and out for six) and recite Scripture.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

So combine the repetition of this verse with my own prayers and supplication. I prayed for calm, for rest and for clarity of thought. I prayed for guidance and patience and peace. And then I pulled out another of my memory verses.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

By this time I was almost back to normal. This and a hot shower do the trick almost every time.

God's Word is designed to go straight to the heart of the matter and heal what's broken. It's the perfect place to find rest, peace and comfort. It will do things for your soul that no person on earth can do for you.

So, my meeting wasn't that bad. What I thought was going to a hopelessly busy day wasn't quite so overwhelming. And a couple of problems that I was sure would arise, just didn't. It's always exciting to see the Lord answer prayer, but today it was especially needed.

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