Where does healing from anxiety attacks start?
What is the solution set for the pit?
Is there a formula for depression?
“I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” – Lamentations 3:55-57
As I write this it is helping me to heal as well as I was trying very hard to get out of Iraq again. The reason I say “was” is that the solution set is to see that your effort can’t get you out of the pit- only He can!
I have found in my visits to Hell that in a very real sense I am the one that sent myself there. This time is no exception and I wonder how much of our illnesses and trouble are self-inflicted because I don’t follow God’s simple formula here:
1) Recognize His ability from my inability! Rediscover who He is and in that rediscovery there is the start of healing but move to step 2.
2) To continue healing “cry out” which tends to indicate desperation- If you are not at the bottom of the barrel yet you are still trying. If your effort could have done it then God isn’t that important to you- fall some more then try again.
3) Hear Him! Hear His voice and let it go because the God of All heaven and earth, The Head of all Heads, The Real Deal, The Big Kahuna said, “Do not fear!”
Here is a meditation for you and its one I like to use when things go boom or things get to be stressing me out.
Find a time and a place when you can close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. With every exhalation release a bit more stress and control to Him and begin to get a picture of the thing that is causing you stress and anxiety. As you get this picture and once you have it identified see God come and grab it and make it smaller with His hands- as He does this he looks at you and:
Breathe in and see Him say:
“Do not fear”
Breathe out and see Him say:
“I have this”
Practice this until you can see you leaving it with Him and feel your anxiety go down.
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Full!!