How Powerful Prayer Conquered My Panic Attacks- Post on

Anxiety seems to plague many Christians lives. I wrestled with anxiety/panic attacks for many years and allowed it to become a part of my life until I realized that Jesus died on the cross so that I could be free from all sickness, including mental sickness! The enemy always tries the same ol’ tricks and the other night recently, fear tried to grip my heart in a very familiar way. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote for about anxiety and overcoming it with prayer!

As I wrestled to get my teething son to calm down and fall asleep the other night, it seemed like everything that was weighing heavy on my mind hit me all at once, and I collapsed on the floor in his room and started hyperventilating. I got extremely dizzy and felt like I was losing complete control of my body.

None of this was unfamiliar. I knew what this was because it had happened to me countless time before, even though it had been a long time.

Can’t catch my breath.

Can’t stop shaking.
Uncontrollably crying.

Help me, Jesus.

Help me.

I was having a panic attack.

My husband, who was barely able to walk or talk because of a severe migraine and muscle aches, rushed in to our son’s nursery.

“Look at me, Emily,” he said with compassion in his eyes.

“Just breathe. Stay calm. You’re okay.”

I felt trapped in my own body, while my mind was trying its best to calm down.

“Help me, Jesus,” I continued to pray over and over again, but the crying and the shaking just increased.

My husband was holding our son in one arm and with the other he placed his hand on top of my head and began to pray over me and declare the name of Jesus. I immediately felt the power of God overwhelm me and I fell to my knees.

I wept and whispered, “I love You, Jesus. Thank You, Jesus.” Then, suddenly, great peace surrounded me.

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Emily Rose Massey

Emily Rose began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20's, and published her first book, Yielded in His Hands (eLectio Publishing, 2015) all before the age of 30. After tirelessly trying to pursue a career as an actress, God intervened, changed her heart, and redirected her steps back to her passion for writing. She now enjoys freelance writing while being a stay-at-home momma. She and her husband have served in many areas of ministry leadership over the years, including, music ministry, prayer ministry, drama ministry, children's ministry, and student ministry. Believing she has been forgiven of much, Emily loves much, and desires to point others to Jesus and His redemptive and transforming power! "I am a vessel for God to flow through to reach others for His Kingdom and His glory!"

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