I was browsing some blogs, and I came across this post, and it made me think of some conversations I was having with a friend who suffers a lot from panic attacks and such like. So, I thought I’d share it with you…
Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic… For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught.
Proverbs 3:25-26 (Amplified Bible)
I’d never registered this verse before, or really taken any notice. I suppose it’s a case of the old ‘same old same old’ message of a loving God, that, while utterly fantastic, can sort of desensitize you to what the Bible is saying. You can begin to take it for granted. But when you look at those verses, I mean really look at them, what a promise! We don’t need to be afraid of fear or anxiety overtaking us. We don’t have to worry about what’s going to happen, be it trouble with friends, exams, or panic attacks, because God really has got it covered! I posted yesterday about the incredible things God does for us on a massive scale, but here He is working in intimate closeness with us, helping us to overcome fear itself. He is our confidence; He is our strength. He is the one who will stop us being caught up in the fear of the moment.
What a great God we have.
(For anyone interested in practical tips for panic attacks etc, hit the link to check out the post I mentioned above. [link])