Panic Attacks: How I’m Surviving
Panic Attacks can cause people to feel that their world is out of control. Why not trust in God to provide you with the security and stability you need? 1 Peter 5:7 says “…Cast all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” Including Christ in the process of recovery anchors a person’s faith to the strength and support of God’s love. The story below talks about one woman’s testimony regarding the benefits of trusting in God to help with recovery from Panic Attacks:
“Since my first panic attack in 2002, I have been learning what it means to believe and rely on my Redeemer, not one day at a time, but literally moment by moment. For almost 3 years fear was my constant companion. Like Job in the Bible, I had friends who tried to comfort me. They would remind me that fear is not from God. That perfect love casts out fear. I knew that, and I couldn’t understand why I was having these panic attacks.
I was a Christian. I loved Jesus. I loved God. But from March 2002 to December 2004, I had over 60 panic attacks. I had to quit my job, give up singing in the choir, give up Sunday School and church. I became agoraphobic and couldn’t leave my house for fear that I’d have a panic attack. I couldn’t attend family and holiday celebrations. I couldn’t tolerate anti-depressants and could only tolerate Xanax in small amounts, which put me to sleep throughout the day.”