Panic Attack!

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])

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

March 2nd, 2009. The asteroid known as 2009 DD45, a 10 storey monster, passes us within a fifth of the distance from earth to the moon. That’s only twice as high as some of the satellites orbiting earth! If it had hit, it would have produced a blast with the power of 1000 atom bombs. Which, let’s face it, is quite big.

It got me thinking actually. We were only 72,000 km away from a disaster of a massive scale, and yet none of realised it. How much more are we exposed to each day?! And not even just on a global scale, on a day-to-day basis. Life is so fragile.

And yet, the asteroid didn’t hit. The earth was safe.

God definitely does have the whole world in his hands.

[Found on the BBC (link)]

Slightly Unrelated Post…

But nevertheless INSANELY cool. If anyone out there is as addicted to tech, you’ll find this fascinating. It’s microsofts vision of the future, and it looks INCREDIBLE. I. Want. This. Future. Now. :P

Lovely patient and content attitude shining through there…
Anyway, for those who want to have a look, hit the link.
Microsoft’s vision of the future