I know that this sounds crazy, but I have been struggling with fear. I often have panic attacks at night, where I feel like my dad is ready to grab me from behind and hurt me. I was abused as a child, and this was a common scene for me. As much as he never caught me, I still have that fear that he will. He is now out of my life, but it is still there. Any advice?
~ Scared to be caught ~
Dear Scared to be caught:
I can relate to this as I also have panic attacks when something weighs on me. It can be hard to get it under control but it is possible. When I start feeling an attack coming on, I start praying for relief. I will then recite my life verse which is Jeremiah 29:11 Other times, I will start whispering the name of Jesus over and over again.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Think about many of the bible stories that you know. Was David someone you’d pit against Goliath? Yet, God used him to defeat him. If the anxiety attacks don’t relent, find someone who is willing to pray over you.
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