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“God Healed Me From Panic Attacks”

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A while back God healed a woman in our church from anxiety and panic attacks.  I thought her story would be encouraging, and asked if she would be willing to share it with us.  Here’s what she wrote —

Some Background

For 9 years I struggled with anxiety and panic attacks – in constant terror of everything.  I lived in fear, and when it got too great, I would have a panic attack — my heart rate skyrocketed, I broke out into a cold sweat, I felt like nothing was real, and that I was going to die.

I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety and Panic Disorder and was put on medication. The medication helped, but I could only afford it sporadically over the next few years.

Due to a friend’s generosity I was able to see a counselor who taught me breathing techniques to use when a panic attack struck.  This would help the attacks calm down, but they never went away.

But there were times when the frequency of the attacks slowed so I could have a somewhat normal life. The longest time of close to normal living happened while I was in Southern California – I had graduated from college, had a steady job, and had been married for a little over a year.

Moving To The Bay Area

At that time my husband had the opportunity to move back to our hometown in the Bay Area for work.  I was excited to move home and be with family and friends, but I was not prepared for what this move did to my anxiety. After moving, I felt like I was spiraling back into a deep pit of anxiety and despair, and I was terrified of slipping back into daily anxiety attacks.

The hardest thing for me to deal with was social situations – they were one of my biggest triggers, and I would rarely go into a social situation voluntarily.  I did, however, feel that church was important.

So when my husband and I relocated, we sought out churches, and found Mercy Hill. We started going to a Wednesday night home group lead by Steve Fuller, the pastor of the church.

One thing I really liked about the home group was its emphasis on prayer. One night I mentioned my anxiety attacks, and Steve asked if the group could pray for me right then. Not wanting to sound rude, I agreed, despite not wanting to be the center of attention, especially in relation to my anxiety issues. The group laid hands on me and prayed for my healing and that I would know I was not alone in my struggles.

Not Expecting Healing

I had received prayer for this issue before, and I knew God could heal people, but I was not expecting healing.   While they were praying, a Bible story kept running through my mind of a man who brought his son to Jesus and asked if Jesus was able to do anything for him.  Mark 9:22-24 records the conversation like this:

“But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.’” 23 “If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

I did not believe I was about to be healed from an almost decade long disorder, but I did not want any unbelief on my part to stop God working, so I prayed that God would do his will despite anything I was thinking or feeling.

I also prayed that he would change the way that I thought about him, no matter the outcome, so that my first thought when faced with the idea of his great power was not skepticism, as it so often had been in the past.

Felt Different

Later that night I was talking to my husband and noticed that I felt different. It was easier for me to breathe; I felt like a weight on my chest had just been removed and I was breathing normally for the first time in years.

Over the next few days I noticed drastic changes in my thinking and my body’s response to things – no stream of constant worry, no racing heart, no breaking out in cold sweats, no panic attacks.   And I no longer had an incessant voice of worry and panic running through my head that I could not control.

It has been a year and a half since God healed me, and I have not had any reoccurring instances of anxiety or panic attacks. This is nothing like the medication that I had taken years ago, which only dulled my emotions and left me indifferent. This is true freedom, true healing.

Looking Back

Looking back on the time that I had spent as a prisoner to my own brain, I am in awe of how often God met me in that place of torture.  He brought me through countless panic attacks when I thought I was going to die, through the dangers of skyrocketing heart rates, and through everyday life when the anxiety made even the smallest tasks seem impossible. I graduated from a university with good grades, got married, and maintained a steady job. I would not have been able to do any of these things if God had not been with me for every single step that I took during those nine years.

But he did more than that; he allowed me to be aware of his presence, and to see his true character despite what I thought about him at times. He showed me how to pour my distress out to him, and how to trust him for my next breath, because there were times when I thought I would not be able to take another one.

And then, on top off all of that, he decided to heal me completely. I cannot say I would want to endure another nine years of panic and fear – but to be able to know God and his character as I did during that time, and then to see him show up like he did when he healed me, I would go through it all again. A year and a half later I still boggle at the idea that God calmed my brain and took away my anxiety; I truly do not have the words to explain the depth of my amazement at what he did for me.

God’s Promises

I had heard promises like Romans 8:28 (“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him”) and Jeremiah 29:11 (“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”).  But I did not understand how these promises related to me.  At the best of times these promises made me sad, because I thought my disorder would preclude me from his plans; at the worst of times they made me angry, because I felt I did not do anything to deserve what I was going through.

I now see these promises in a new light; all of the anxiety and panic attacks were God’s will for me. I did not have to get rid of those issues and then find God’s will, because the issues are what he had planned for me from the day of my conception.

This was a bitter pill for me to swallow at first, but now I can see that it was better to go through the pain and fear than not go through it at all. I do not serve a God who makes mistakes, and my anxiety was not a mistake, just a way that God had chosen to do his will in my life.

Looking Ahead

It’s now a year and a half after the end of the anxiety, and I do not know what God has in store for me next. For the first time in a long time I am able to look towards the future and believe that God is in control and does have a plan for my life.  Not everything is perfect – sometimes I find myself living with a mindset of worry, but I have realized that this worry is out of habit, and it is not something that can control me unless I allow it. This is a drastic change from when everything was completely out of control, and God is again teaching me how to rely on him when I am fearful and worried.

Even after seeing God’s power and goodness firsthand, I still fight him for control of the reins at times, and too often I fall into the trap of believing I am the one who needs to make things happen instead of turning to God first.  But time and again God turns my heart back to him, and reminds me of what he already spent nine years teaching me: he is good, he is in control, he has a plan, and he does not make mistakes.

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106 Responses

  1. Bill Schuler says:

    It’s a little after 2 a.m. and I’m reading this because I can’t sleep as a result of….. a panic attack. I’ve suffered from these attacks the last 10 years or so, and I can relate to feeling like you’re going to die. but here’s the deal, it seems like everybody has something, some cross to bear. I’m really encouraged by the conclusion that the author of this article comes to; God is good, in control, has a plan, and does not make mistakes. I can also relate to being in Steve Fuller’s homegroup! 🙂 I have never been in a more healthy, encouraging, and intimate Church environment in all my life. God bless you Steve. And may God continue to bless Mercy Hill.

    • Steve Fuller says:

      It’s always a joy to hear from you, Bill, although I’m sorry to hear about your panic attack.

      Thank you for you for your encouraging words — and may the Father pour out His peace and joy and hope upon you as you seek Him.

      Your friend and brother,

      Steve

    • Dave says:

      I have had PTSD before they knew what it was. “They” said I had “panic disorder”,”social disorder”, “anxiety”, and “depression”. No on seems to low when it first occurred….whether it wasn’t father’s death when I was 12, mom at 16, or army in 1973 when I can home shaking in fear that night. It has been over 5 years Andi really don’t know how much longer I can hang on. I will pray once more….

      • HJ says:

        Dave, If you have accepted Christ as your savior, get a bible and begin to speak aloud and meditate on scriptures having to do with fear, such as “God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and a sound mind.” Also “Perfect love casteth out ALL fear.” Repeat these day and night, it’s God’s perfect medicine

  2. Leigh Lambert says:

    I am very encouraged by the freedom this woman is now experiencing – and I wished that I could be a part of an active Christian community. I feel very isolated where I am.

  3. Amanda Cross says:

    This ministered to my heart. I was also diagnosed with panic disorder and GAD. I was on psychiatric medication for a full year and then a handful of other times. It seemed to make things worse by bringing more nervousness and dullness. I’ve not let my home all that much in the last few years. I’ve been to church once since December. I haven’t had panic attacks daily while at home, but when I have tried to leave home, I have panicked. I have had a couple of episodes at home recently and a couple the last two times I left home. I’ve been going outside daily for a couple of weeks. Before this, I would stay in for days at a time. Since I haven’t been going to church (just watching on tv), it has brought more burden because I know it doesn’t please the Lord. Would you all pray with me too? I told the Lord I don’t want this to keep me for disobeying Him anymore.

  4. Shaun says:

    I also have panic attack i still fighting for it..
    im from Philippines.Im only 20 years old..i’ll get 21 in dis oct 27 ..To be honest i smoke every day i can smoke 10-20stick per day.. But when i read this im getting control of my self..i always looking for a enjoyment i go to my friend every days ..But i saw a person have a mannerism ..when i saw him i doing his mannerism and im afraid i can copy his mannerism … . Its my fear..I will tell all my fear..Im afraid to go far away without my mama ..Im getting old but im still afraid without my mama .. My panic disorder is almost 3 years..Please any help …God bless you all …Take care always people here and around the world.and all who have disorder or sick…Please help me any sudgestion..To be honest im lazy to go in church please help me to return my self back and i want to be with GOD everyday i cant visit him in church im lazy im so BOBO or Noob of my life ..i dont know why? please help me i love u all and ill pray for all of you..Help me thank you.
    Sorry for my bad english..

    I love u all

  5. Lori says:

    Praise Jesus for your healing !!! Panic disorder is a nightmare and I also was healed but it came back after some life changes but I’m pushing and believing for another healing !!! I also pray for everyone going through this!!! We need to remember Christ died for us all for freedom in him!!!!!

  6. Nikki says:

    I have suffered through anxiety and panic for 5 years, which turned into health anxiety. I live every day thinking about my health, and observing any “abnormal body changes and symptoms”. The anxiety symptoms left me with thinking there is something physically wrong with me. Ive been to numerous doctors and countless trips to the ER, only to find all tests are negative. I constantly worry about my health, particularly my heart because of the fast heart beats from the anxiety attacks. This is no way to live. I prayed for 5 years for God to deliver me from this….Within this time, I graduated from college, maintained a fulltime job for the past 3 years, and raise my two children everyday. I owe this all to my father who has given me the strength to accomplish my goals and continue to deal with every day life. Although I am no where near where I used to be, I still have bad days that discourage me . I do not want to feel this way. Please pray for me. I want to be healed from whatever is causing my attacks and negative thinking so that I can be the best mother to my children.
    Thank you all for listening,

    • Michael says:

      Nikki , I will pray for you tonight! Also I think we are just special from the others,even though we don’t like this way,but it has to be meaning something…dont stop searching the for the answer ,may God lead us the way!

    • Calvin says:

      It’s been with me for about 5 yes and I’m like you I am so concerned about my health that I can’t even enjoy the day that the good lord has given me , my symptoms are light headed weak irritable high blood pressure , tired sick at my stomach , all I have left to turn to is to surrender my life to God and let him control me , because I don’t want to increase my Xanax Please pray

  7. Nikki says:

    Shaun I pray that God will heal you from your anxiety. I know how you feel, you are not alone. God does not give us anything that we cannot handle.
    God Bless you

  8. Michael says:

    Hi,everyone.I m reading this because i m having a panic attack right now. . . i was goggling can god heal panic disorder…

    2 years ago after I smoked 2 pulls of weed…what happened to me then was feeling like :my heart was pounding ,faster and faster ,BPM from normally 70 rose to 190…breathing like a asthmatic attacks,A very clear voice telling me I m dying next second… I start to think abt my mama,papa,gf, pray to different gods in the world(i was a atheist before),but there s nothing i can hold on to,trust me …at that moment,you would never worry abt your money…fame…cars…big houses….in the end ….i didnt even think of my family anymore….the only thing crossing your mind was: DONT DIE.

    My friend send me to a ICU,he was crying … but fear dried my eyes…that was on 2013s new year,24 years old…

    within a year on medication,My life totally changed…I became a VEGETABLE (that s how i called myself) because of the drugs i took. It helped me but also got me far away from all the thins that I used to knew. (I was a club dj,party everyday)

    2014 I left my home China(i call it the destiny) to USA…A brand new life here,first time have a chance to know abt Jesus,to walking to a church,to pray…Since I m writing this here,the panic attacks stops…What a amazing…so fast…

    I don’t know too much abt God,but I will…

    I HOPE HE CAN FORGIVE ALL THE GUILTY THINGS I VE DONE IN MY LIFE…

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    • Steve Fuller says:

      Hi Michael,

      God can and will forgive you for everything, as you put your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, Lord, and Treasure.

      Read the posts under the category “Being Forgiven by God,” and follow up with any questions you have.

      In Christ,

      Steve Fuller

      • Michael says:

        “Being Forgiven by God” is this a book?

        • jon says:

          a category elsewhere on this blog or forum I imagine. read also in 1jn. about confessing our sins, and in Gospel such as jn.20 about being Forgiven, and the various times Christ mentions Forgiveness like Healing the leper, etc.

          http://Bible.cc For God So Loved the world He Gave His Only Son

    • Holly says:

      I googled this too as I was having a severe panic attack that has life now for about 6 years know that God is doing something but I am glad to hear well not glad now I know that I am not the and I am on the medication and I don’t want to be I want to be free and clear of this because it was just randomly put on me but maybe God does have a reason I praise him and thank him that I am still alive and feel like I have more work to do spreading the gospel message of Salvation to the Lost I love Jesus please pray for me

  9. Angie says:

    Hi everyone. I have been suffering with anxiety and panic attacks for 6 years after a trauma. They have gotten worse over the last 6 months, to the point where I stay home most of the time. It affects me a lot socially and I no longer go to church because of them. I loved church and working in children ministry. My children aren’t attending as a result of my panic attacks, and I know that’s not good. I can’t even make it through a doctor’s appointment to discuss this, so I suffer in silence. I believe God can heal me and have prayed for years. Please pray for me.

      • Melissa says:

        Hi Steve …I wanted to ask you for prayer for my social anxiety disorder .I have been suffering for about 15 years and thought I was alone and weird and a couple years ago found out there is a name .I have anxiety about normal things people do going to grocery store ,gas stations ,church ,work ,sometimes even have attacks and don’t want to be around my own family .I am currently on meds and feel like it worked for awhile but now its just made me numb , not care and changed my whole personality .Last night the lord spoke to my heart and I feel better today than I have in a very long time .I believe the lord is trying to guide me out .Please pray that I will receive this healing today so I can pursue what he has in store for me .I need to shine and show people what God can do and will do .Please pray that I can open my heart and change my thinking pattern and do his will .Thank you so much and God be with each of you as we learn to recover so we can help others .Thank you for this wonderful page and all of these beautiful stories!!

    • Michael says:

      I will pray for you ,every time when i have a panic attack…what can make me feel better immediately is warm water,be in warm water. try it… that helps.

      Last night I was so painful in the bed,heart pounding,fear to die,hard to breath,feel unreal,cold and shaking… I prayed…: Lord,you are the truth,the way,the life…I believe that you are the life,I got you meaning I got life,even though i m feeling dying,but this isn’t real, I m not afraid …you are here with me….

      I woke up this morning in 1 piece ,still alive…lol hahhahahaha….I didn’t even know when I fell asleep.

      Try it, be in warm water and pray.

  10. Johan says:

    I struggled with anxiety disorder and panic attacks for most of my life. This helped me:
    http://www.faithreloaded.com/2014/12/help-for-panic-and-anxiety-disorder.html

  11. Diane says:

    I am encouraged by what I read here. I have had and still suffer from these panic attacks. I feel at my wits end, but I read this. I want to break down and cry. I admit I’ve been faithless and giving credit to God and his faithfulness to me and his power to break me free from this chain. I ask you to pray for me and even my family as I focus my trust on my God to bring me out of this.

  12. Hazel says:

    I understand your feeling, I gt panic attack and hyperventilation since i was 12, now im 20… I feel like Im dying when i gt panic and hyperventilation & I thought Im going to die…. I felt alone because no one knows that’s terrible!!! I hope God will heal my illness~ Even though I dont know where all these come from, perhaps im paying for my sins? I want to pray everyday and night to show that I love God so much~!! I pray for you all <3 God bless us always~~

    • faith fraser says:

      Hazel, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. As a Christian God will never make you pay for your sins as that’s exactly what Jesus did for us on the cross – He paid the punishment for every sin we have ever committed or will commit!! take every thought captive and continually seek His peaceful presence – He is for you and NOT against you!!

  13. Hazel says:

    Oh ya, Happy Birthday to Jesus!! 🙂

    & I forgot to write this, I want to thank you for posting this encouraging article~ I’m not hopeless anymore~

  14. Angie says:

    I was truly blessed reading your story of how God healed your from panic disorder. It’s so encouraging as I had never read a story of complete healing from panic disorder; not even in Christian websites. Is know that only Jesus can do what He did in yor life and I pray that He will help my unbelief and heal me too. I’ve been suffering them for the last 10 years – on and off medication, and I really look forward to live an anxiety-free life, the abundant life the Lord has for me. I pray for you to continue to grow in the Lord and continue to share your powerful testimony! I pray also for the complete healing of all of us who have shared our stories. In a world where no psychologist or doctor can cure anxiety, I believe the Lord can use our healing testimonies to reach those who suffer from anxiety and don’t know the Lord.

  15. kristen says:

    Hi… I have suffered from anxiety all my life. For the last 11 yrs from panic attacks and fears. I pray God heals and delivers us all from this torment. I’m now in a deliverance from my fears. Even got conformation about this 3 weeks ago. I encourage you all to try and fast. Fast anything that you love TV drinks meats sweets etc. Thank you all for sharing your stories it’s hard to talk about anxiety and panic attacks because of fear. Also it helps to quote bible verses and call on the name of Jesus when u feel them starting. God bless you .

  16. Rose says:

    Hello I been diagnosed with anxiety and depression 2 years ago . I could relate to many of you before I felt so doubtful and I was angry and I felt that nobody could understand me I felt like I was been punished because I have done sins. I miss the old me but I feel that if I was like before I would never ever had known the purpose of our lord Jesus Christ I feel that he gave me this obstacle so I could face my fears and I could trust him more and it has worked getting closer to God has been such an amazing change in my life I use to focus on how I needed people around me to make me feel happy but I don’t anymore because God is with me being in a relationship with God has been the best thing that has ever happened to me even so when I have bad days I thank god for giving me that chance to learn from them to make myself a better person I had a dark past and now my future is so bright that I Bearly remember it thank you lord for loving me this article is a motivational blessing that a lot of us are so glad that we have found it . Please pray for me and god bless each and one of you

  17. Angela g says:

    hi I have suffered from panic attacks off and on for 15 years, the first time lasted 2 years. I got on a medication that worked after having a lot of bad reactions to other medication. I went back to work. Divorced my ex husband that had been very bad to me while going through this. I remarried an amazing man whom I had met while married to my ex. I was not looking it just happened. We’ve been married over 10 years now. About 2 years ago my stepdad died and I was worried about my mom… Within a month the panic attacks came back my dr upped the dosage of my medication. I’m seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist. I don’t go anywhere without my husband or a close friend. It’s been hard the past few months…no full blown panic attacks but anxiety and fear. I pray and read my bible everyday. I pray for God to get me through and heal me. I believe he is with me every step of the way. I’m asking for your prayers not only for God to heal me but also that I am believing that God can and will heal me.
    Thank you God bless all of you.

  18. Laura says:

    I was listening to Charles Stanley on the subject of anxiety. He said it is essentially a faith issue, and that we have to confess all our anxieties to God and let Him carry the burden. Problem with me is I am not good at letting things go and need God’s help in trusting Him that He will do what He says. He is s God. I am a weak human, and perhaps have trust issues from childhood. In my heart I totally believe God can do anything. My head gets in the way. Oh, Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing your story

    • Leo says:

      hi guys, I’m from Philippines 27 years of age. I experience moderate panic attack because of worrying on nothing .. but all I can say is only God can understand the state of our emotions .. God is in control have faith in our living God he has a perfect plan behind this trials, let him control your life.

  20. kayla says:

    Anxiety and depression have taken so much from me. Thank you for sharing this story. I pray that I find the comfort in Jesus Christ that you have. I need to remind myself that he is in control, and that my fears come from seperation from him. Your story, I hope, will stay in the forefront of my mind and serve as a reminder to open my heart and let him in, especially in the darker times. For those of you who are also reading this at 2 in the morning, searching for peace, I will say a prayer for you tonight/this morning.

  21. Claudia says:

    I’ve also been struggling with anxiety and panic disorder for about 7 years now. I’ve got really bad times and better times when I thought I’m completely healed. Then lately, I’m getting a relapsed once more and reading this testimony brings comfort. God makes no mistakes and in His time, I proclaim healing upon each of us who left a comment here. Also, for us who have battled year after year, look back and count our blessings! Look back and thank God how far He has brought us, taught us and till the day we receive full deliverance and freedom from anxiety/ panic disorder, keep praying and trust, for He is Jehovah Rapha – the Lord who heals!

  22. Angie says:

    I been suffering from anxiety for almost 2 years. I’m tired of going to the Doctors and they looking at me like I’m crazy. I feel this is not letting me fulfill my purpose in life. I’m stuck on my thoughts everyday. Thinking if today was a bad day maybe tomorrow will be better. I don’t want to wait for tomorrow anymore. I believe God will use this for his glory. I need prayer and I know In due time God will heal me. Thanks

  23. Shanu says:

    Hi I have been suffering from suppression for the past 8 years and I taking medication. Last year I started getting anxiety and fear. It happens all of sudden I went to my doctor who increased my medication and tablets to sleep but of no help. I am trusting God for complete healing I am all alone in this I go to church on Sundays only because we have no that meetings during the week.I believe God can heal me but sometimes when things are bad I start to doubt.Please pray that I stand firm in my believe and not doubt. I will be praying for all of you.God Bless the wonderful person who gave her testimony it gives me so much hope. God Bless each and everyone of you.

  24. Mary says:

    I have panic disorder for 18 years now. There are times, like now, that I’m not able to enjoy my life. I cannot meet friends, I’m depressed and hopeless and I can’t do all the beautiful things “normal” people do. But do you know something? I believe in God and never lost my love for him! He helped me through these horrorful years, without any medications and without therapy. I swear, I struggled those years, and it was the hell, but I’ve gone through. Only because God is good! He Haß a plan for all of us! In good times, I forget about myself and about Good. In bad times I get closer to HIM and also to myself. This is why, after 18 years of panic disorder, I discovered all to myself (but after I prayd to God, to send me a sign) that I’m a HSP (High Sensitive Person). Looking at my disorder from this aspect, takes away some fear. We with panic disorder have a big heart, and we can do big things. We should learn to accept and appreciate what we are, ans stop fighting against it, like it’s an enemy. We must see it as a gift, a Plan from God who NEVER fales or makes mistakes. We would not be who we are, without our panic disorder. I have moments, like today, where I cry a lot and I’m dispaired, but I know: with GODs help I’ll make it through. Like I ever did. And you will too!!!

    • Tina Schryer says:

      Awesome testimony, thank you for sharing. I need all the God given encouragement I can get. Bless you.

    • Dora says:

      Thank you very much for sharing. You help me realise the wonders of God and His goodness and His plans for each and everyone of us. You are right – without our fears and anxieties attack, we would not be who we are. We would not be feeling closer to God, be more sensitive to the needs of our neighbour, be more compassion to those who are sick, lonely, depressed because we of all people know how they feel and going through, etc…Let us offer up each and everyone of us to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  25. ian says:

    I am suffering from anxiety and it is crippling me. I don’t know what to do anymore. Please hep me and pray for me.

  26. LA says:

    Wow, you mean this many people suffer from panic orders? I used to think I was the only one because its one area you hardly ever hear a Preacher / Pastor mention or pray about in healing / regular services.

    Been suffering this ailment for the last 12 years; manifests itself once I’m driving – been a living nightmare all these years.

    I’ve trusted God, relapsed, trusted Him again, relapsed and just concluded it was a torn in my flesh that’s here to stay.

    But the truth is, its a real hindering factor. Can go places I’d like to; can’t drive at night; can’t drive up or down a hill; can’t drive on long stretches without those painful feeling that one is about to lose control, have an accident, about to run our of breath and die. My car brake pads have suffered too over the years. I recount driving into road side bushes, several swervings, near misses et al.

    At a point, going to work were hellish episodes. Would often just abandon the car somewhere and commute publicly; at other times willed away by the ambulance and police.

    In all of these, I must say God truly helped me and took control; remained and continues to remain faithful.

    But now I’m tired. Imagine having kids and not being able to drive to wherever they may want to go.

    Unfortunately, because many people cannot relate to and with it, there’s no support or empathy; and often prayers have just been to fulfill all righteousness.

    Very desperate for deliverance and total healing. Standing on God’s words ‘again’.

    And this forum has encouraged me to know that God does and can heal panic disorders just like he can heal tumours and other health challenges.

    Ah Lord God, there is nothing that is too hard for thee. Help me Jehovah Rapha; the one by whose stripes I am cured. Please help me Lord.

    Please can anyone stand in the gap for me?

    Thank you xxx

  27. Roy says:

    Have this shallow breathing problem with panic attacks and anxiety. Please keep me in your prayers

  28. sara rodriguez says:

    God bless you! thank you for sharing your testimony. I am 63 years old and fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression and general anxiety disorder. I have suffered with fear and anxiety as far back as I can remember into childhood. Had not it been for the Lord i would not be here recounting this story. Praise be to Him! Continue to tell your story others will benefit!
    Sara

  29. Derek says:

    Square breathing, and following the ACT protocol will help you be able to make room for your anxiety so you can move forward with life’s tasks. However, trusting in Jesus is the first step. Your never alone 🙂 Smile at your panic attack!

  30. Dave says:

    Thank you all so much for this. I’ve been suffering this ocd/anxiety in bouts over the last 5 years. Now I’m 24. I was a person who believed in God but never put the word into my life. I had been completely unaware of my mental health issues after my first two bouts that occurred years apart and years earlier, due to the fact I was high on marijuana the whole time and on meds.I just forgot how bad it was, and thought it was gone forever. I didn’t know I was living in (spiritual) death. I felt fine, like many people living in the enemys grasp, conforming to this world. Recently I quit using after finding a pastor who taught me about Jesus. 3 weeks in i started obsessing over a newly developed habit of frequent urination. This consumed me, as odd as that is, and it turned to me relying on myself for relief. That turned into a full blown panic attack one night that I used. The panic and anxiety flooded into me the next few days, wanted to die. It caused me such doubt, then I obsessed about that. The mind fueled the body. The panic surged and boiled. Today is only a few days after the initial attack, and now I see! The lord is using this as another way to bring me closer to him and therefore glorify himself. He showed me through all of you not to fight the thoughts and emotions through my own power, but to rely on him. To take those thoughts captive, and surrender them to the lord. A difficult concept for someone already struggling with obsessive thoughts! But its the truth, it brought a peace that transcends all understanding. The doubt was a primary cause of this problem, not a symptom or by-product. This is the first true relief I’ve found since this started. Please pray for me that this unbeleif does not return to spoil what the Lord is working into my life. That he continues to bestow his blessing of peace and serenity on all of us suffering. Thank you all so much. Praise be to God and to lord Jesus . amen

  31. muhammed says:

    mine is the worst of all !!! I have been living with chronic anxiety disorder for the past 23 years, and my question is” what have I done to deserve all this ?? why God? I have offer all the prayers in the world’ yet nothing change. I have been disgraced, mocked, humiliate, laugh, ohhh!! I don’t no what to do any longer ! I feel like ending my life ” because the pain is damn too much for me to carry ‘ I can’t bear it any longer

  32. muhammed says:

    GOD where are you ?? where ?

  33. Mary says:

    Dear Muhammed,

    continue trusting in God, and never ever give up! Yes, we have a panic disorder, but we are NOT the panic disorder. I believe that God has a plan for all of us. I hate my panic disorder, but I know that without I wouldn’t have been the person I’m. And I like it.
    Trust in God! I’ll pray for you!

  34. Tammie says:

    Thank you for sharing everyone. I too have anxiety and depression. GAD PTSD OCD you name it. I found Jesus and am praying for a miracle. If you have time please pray for me to overcome and be healed from this anxiety. Praise God our father in heaven.

  35. Hilda Ferreira says:

    Hi there. I’m from South-Africa and is on medication since 26 June 2015, after I spent almost a month in our room because of these panic attacks I started getting early in June…

    Please put me on your prayer list. I know I am a strong lady and can face any problem. But I need to get healed for ever.

    Thank you so much.
    God bless.
    Hilda

  36. Valentine says:

    Hi ive been having Anxiety and major depression for about more than 2 years now. But its getting worse for the past 6months. I have tons of nightmare, scares of everything awaits me in the future, and those physical symptoms. About 15mins ago the panic attacks me again. I never been to church since 8months ago. I know it must be sign from God to me to get myself into Him anymore. Please friends.. please pray for me to get over this….

  37. Sandra says:

    Reading this post and everyone’s comments makes me feel like I’m not alone. Ive dealt with anxiety for about 2 years but recently started having bad horrific thoughts along with it. My pastor came to my house where I felt the presence of the holy spirit and believe God healed me. Im trying to stay strong for him but I know the devil is trying to keep me in that bad state. I am in need of prayer for strength and control. I’ll pray for you guys as well. God bless.

  38. Logan says:

    I am a 28 year old woman who has suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and panic attacks for close to 10 years. Coupled with mounting health issues, and I’m at an all time low. I’ve been so disobedient to God lately, so full of anger and bitterness abut all of it. I want nothing more than to trust that God has me in His hands and can and will heal me, but after so long, so much suffering, I feel like it isn’t possible.

    Like the story you mentioned, I have often prayed “I believe, forgive my unbelief”.

    I am both super glad and slightly jealous (why not be honest? Lol) that you’ve been healed. I pray, too, that the Lord will heal me.

  39. Ian says:

    God can do things more than we can imagine. HE is faithful and our most loving Father. We can call to HIM and be assured of HIS perfect love that casts out fear.

  40. Barbie says:

    I have been suffering from terrible panic attacks for the last few months. They seem to last all day long. I’ve just started buspar sne hopeing it helps me get this under control. I have two kids and so far they don’t know what’s going on. I find myself always praying and praying and believing for healing. Id never wish this on anyone

  41. grace says:

    My anxiety attacks and phobia with worms started when one morning i felt somethinf moving inside my throat so i puked it out and hard to believed what i saw was alive worm. Was shocked and terriefied never thought that what i heard from old stories about worming coming out of ears,nose and mouth wouldn’t happen to me ever. But then my battling with my fear starts all day ive been thinking about it so hard to get rid of it in my thoughts, thought i know in my mind that im free of worms cause of the deworming ive took twice. I feel everyday that it would come back and i start to freak out sometimes i think if dying would give me at peace so be it. I thought of calling god and asked for his forgiveness. As for serenity courage and wisdom ive needed to live a normal life im so desperate im in need of help of the lord. Please pray for me to be heal as i will pray for ur guys 🙂

  42. Joe says:

    I too suffered from anxiety and panic attacks which led to shortness of breath, oppression, and depression.

    What helped me was this: Start talking to yourself out loud to remind you what God says about you and your situation. For example, let’s say I get a thought that God does not love me or I am alone, I would start quoting what the Bible says about Gods love for me, I would say out loud. “No that is a lie, God loves me because he Sent his son to die for me, he promised he would never leave me nor forsake me” then even if I did not feel like it or even if I felt I did not have the stenght I would start singing a worship song, I would praise the Lord and worship Him, thanking him for pouring his blood for me. Let me tell you that at first it was very hard, but then everything started to change! The depression left, the anxiety is gone. I did not take a single pill or saw a psicologist.

    I truly believe this is a spiritual situation that has to be fought with spiritual weapons! Worship, the truths of scripture and speaking Gods promises over your life. if you have sinned, repent and turn away from sin, if you need to ask for forgiveness then do so! If you have to leave a bad toxic relationship dont wait anymore. dont leave any doors open in your life for darkness to have its way.

    I don’t struggle anymore, now I know how to fight and conquer

  43. nicola says:

    Hello all…i also suffer from anxiety and it spoils my quality of life…i pray to for healing…please pray for me . Thankyou xx

  44. Nina says:

    Please pray for me.

  45. sara says:

    Hi Nina! I will certainly pray for you!
    He is more than faithful to do far above and beyond what we ask or expect, through ChristJesus. amen

  46. Gab says:

    Hi I have been having panic attacks since the past 2 months. There would be breathlessness, giddiness. Praying for everyone here for total healing and restoration. Our God is a healing God. Amen

  47. Debbie says:

    I’ve been afflicted with anxiety and depression for 29 years. My life has been so altered by it. I still praise my Lord Jesus; He has been my rock. I have recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease and it has made my anxiety and depression even worse……but I still praise Him, I will never stop. I KNOW I will be healed one day because His Word says so. alleluia

  48. Daryn says:

    I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for 3 years. I want so bad to defeat this. My wife and kids deserve better from me. I want my old self back. I get angry with God a lot but my trust is still in Him. Please pray for me.

  49. misty says:

    I use to suffer panic attacks 8yrs ago and I believe God healed me then. The past 3 weeks they have come back with a vengeance and I pray for God’s healing again. It is so hard on loved ones for they do not understand how we just can not snap out of it or tell me to stay busy. It is hard for me now I have 2 little ones to care for. Praying in Jesus name for healing.

  50. Victoria says:

    Hello I’m 23 and I’ve been suffering with panic attacks and anxiety for the past 2 months . It all started when I was sent to the hospital bc I had to much caffeine one night that sent my heart rate through the roof . I was fine but two weeks later I stated experiencing panick attacks and confusion and anxiety that has me thinking some “off the wall” stuff . My family is a praying family and they are praying for me . I know God can heal people but sometimes I feel like that only happens to other people and not me . This anxiety is a 24 hour thing and I am asking very deep prayer for me to be relieved of my pain and get back into a Godly mind frame free of worry . Praying for faith to endure and know that this will end

    • Kim says:

      Victoria I am 23 and battling severe panic disorder and agoraphobia, I am a local realtor and love God but just don’t understand why He is having me go through this. Each day is a challenge to keep moving forward. I have had a very hard life and I just feel so alone. I would love to chat. Hard to find someone who understands at our age.

  51. moe says:

    hey, thanks for the share.
    I’ve been struggling w panic attacks the last year after very traumatic drug addiction of events.
    I was seeing things that weren’t there and feeling like I was going to die all the time. I thought my mind was officially gone and that I would have to live like this forever.
    I am taking a course of spiritual freedom and did a cleansing prayer of soul ties connected to my life.
    the next day I found that I was seeing with my eyes and not the back of my head and mind.
    my panic attacks seem to have dissipated from me. I feel so different and light and feel clear and awake like when I was a teenager full of excitement for the next day and not having to worry about the next second of each minute of my panicky mind.
    thanks God for this.
    how many other people think it’s never going to go away.
    it can. It’s only been a week but I am definately rid of majority of the panic. there are still more things I know have to be shaved off the many layers I have of this fear buy bring on the healing! 🙂

  52. Korrine says:

    I would like to ask for a prayer for this same type of healing over my own life. I do believe God will use this time for mighty things!

  53. Christina says:

    I am so happy to have found this. I am in the middle of one or trying to control it as I am typing. I super happy to no there can be an end to this. I use to have them bad a long time ago then somehow they just stopped went away. This last saterday out of nowhere I was on my knees crying begging for help my whole body shaking heart pounding violently both hot and cold sweats numbness my arms hands and foot. Really felt like I was done for. Doctors given me this medicine to take but I do not want to rely upon this way. I been mentally and physically wiped out since Saturdays episode. Please can help me pray this away . I would much rather . Pray then rely on these medications. I love the story above . I want be cured to from this. I believe in it : )

    • Pashmina says:

      Man , I know that feeling…anxiety makes you feel like youre literally about to die. With all my symptoms I thought something was wrong with my heart. :/

  54. Muhammed says:

    All of you should join hands and pray! pray!! for God for mercy, with conviction and trust in your creator you will be healed…..

  55. Muhammed says:

    Write your name below let me pray for you just believe it..

  56. Breanna says:

    I’m Breanna and I’ve had anxiety/depression/panic attacks for about 8 years now. I’m almost 20 years old and am still trying to fight a battle in my mind that feels impossible. My anxiety makes it extremely difficult to go to school, a job, or just go somewhere with friends. I’ve been to several doctors and take different medicines, but it can only help me a certain amount. I’m so thankful that God healed the person in this story, and I pray that He can help myself and others who struggle as well. Prayers would be deeply appreciated and God bless.

  57. Light says:

    Praise God for He is always good… At the moment i read this post i was experiencing anxiety attacks… Ive had this since oct or nov of 2014… Im not proud of it and i feel someone might judge me or will not understand what im going thru… My life isnt perfect and im not perfect as well. There are moments that i question God why. I do not find all the answers in all my questions… But hope is what keeps me going, this unseen hope that makes my heart long for it… I pray to God to give me revelations about my situation, and that is His faithfulness despite my fears and doubts… I am looking forward anticipatin, hoping praying and excited for the complete healing that Gid has promised to me, He promised it and He will do it… When i am experiencing anxiety attacks i pray, i cry out to the Lord, i am actually more focused on hearing His voice and meditating on His during those dark moments of anxiety attacks, i wait until He take away all my attacks… I believe that God is faithful and He is a God of deliverance, healing, restoration, wholeness, peace and abundant life… Lord let Your great purpose prevail and let Your glory shine in my weaknesses…

  58. Justin says:

    I have been experiencing – off and on – anxiety for the past 3 years. Worried with having panic attacks gripped me, the fear was terrible. But God healed me yesterday while I was reading this article. It felt like something was pulled from my chest, this weight was removed. There is none like our God. We exalt You Lord. He still heals, delivers and restores!

  59. Brendon says:

    Please pray for me I’m from South Africa. I suffer from mild panic an anxiety. One minute I’m calm but when I’m calm I start itching then that brings anxiety. I feel miserable daily. I’m a believer in God and know that Jesus died for me on the cross. Please pray for me. I will pray for you aswell. God Bless all of you 🙂

  60. Jasmine says:

    I’ve had anxiety for quite a while and recently have had panic attacks everywhere I go, this article has given me faith and I honestly think God had me read this. There’s days that I want to give up all hope because my anxiety and whatever is happening has taken a toll on my life and j just want to be back to my old self without any worry, attack, and fear. Prayers please . And God bless you all or anyone who is trying to heal from this

  61. Walking by faith says:

    This have me huge encouragement! I have been fighting this demonic spirit of fear for about 12 years of and on. I know that I am healed but the fight to stand on that healing that Christ has provided has been tough! I am choosing to stand on His word that by His stripes I was already healed! He did not give me this spirit of fear but He gave me love, power and a sound mind. Asking also for prayer of agreement that I too will be set free from anxiety and panic once and for all!!!!!! I know that God gives life abundant and I desire to do all He has in store for me with a fully sound mind walking in peace!
    Blessings and peace!
    *Shalom* ….nothing broken nothing missing.

  62. Hilda says:

    I have been suffering from anxiety disorders, and fear for nearly 21 years. This has affected my physical well being too. Over the years I developed illnesses like High BP, gout joint pains which left me with a feeling of desperateness and gloom. I lost my husband of nearly 50 years and live alone. I am unable to cope with the daily chores and burst into tears for the least thing. Medications made me feel like a Zombie and did very little good. I have been to several faith healers and prayer groups but some fo them left me more anxious with their negative comments. I do not go to them any more. But I do prayer and being a Catholic, I try to go to church on Sundays when I am able to. I Hope like you God will answer my prayers and heal me too.

  63. Sancia Walker says:

    I pray for healing

  64. Wendy says:

    I’m so grateful for the testimony on this blog
    I’m grateful for all the people who have commented to say they have been healed
    I have suffered from anxiety for exactly ywo years. It all started after I took caffeine tablets and took more than I was supposed to take at a given time. That day I thought I was going to die but thanks to God it was just a panic attack but that was the beginning of giving the enemy access to my life.
    I am a born again christian but my walk is not perfect, I love my Jesus Christ but I do not always put Him first. I still struggle with many things. I believe maybe through some of my sins I gave the enemy legal rights to torment me with the spirit of fear and anxiety.
    I haven’t had a panic attack in a few months thanks be to God, I try to control myself from having one but I live in a constant daily state of anxiety , crying many times in the secret… even whilst appearing normal on the exterior to others. I feel like I’ve just endured it and allowed it to rule me and I haven’t faced it squarely.
    I feel like no one gets it or understands because it’s such an internal and mental thing. This is why I’m grateful when I come
    On sites like this and so many people can relate and for a second I know I’m not alone. I’m only 23 and I feel like I shouldn’t be going through this, I get physical symptoms and it’s sort of turned me into a hypochondriac and I do not want to live life this way. I am now so SICK and TIRED of this evil spirit of anxiety and I’ve decided to face it because it won’t just leave on its own. I’m READY TO COMPLETELY BREAK FREE…. I want TOTAL healing because this spirit is so cruel and also brings depression, sadness and loneliness… It even puts on downer on your prayer and spiritual life. I want to be and feel normal again!. I want the mind of power love and soundness, the peace of Christ… So I can walk before the Lord in the land of the living with peace, faith and boldness! . Pray for me brothers and sisters. God bless and help us all . Amen!

    • Holly says:

      I am praying for you,I am in same situation, fear attacks our mind,we must keep our thoughts on Him,and what is pure,and lovely.He will help us.

  65. Shannon says:

    Hey was wondering if the person who wrote the article still take meds or therapy?

  66. Nan says:

    I suffer from extreme panic and fear also. I have had to quit jobs and turn down great jobs because of my fear. It’s really controlled my life. I am in need of prayer. I was on medication before but got off as I had too many bad side effects. I need to be healed and freed from this..Thank you and amen

  67. Kelly says:

    I too have been battling anxiety and depression for 10 years. I’ve been sitting on the sidelines as a spectator watching me live my life in fear and torment. I’ve been so numb and flabbergasted that I still struggle with it every day. I’ve been praying so much about the issue to God, I almost feel bad for praying for one single issue multiple times a day, every single day for ten years. I’ve been to three delivery sessions, fasted multiple times, etc. I know God hears my prayers, but I ask everyone on here to please include me in your prayers – I pray the day I am finally free from this mental slavery.

  68. Yuvendran says:

    This story is really amazing and encouraging. I know how it feels when to have anxiety and panic attacks.

    It got worse after my mother’s demise. But it brought me to Christ.

    I am still continuing with praying and I know God will heal me. Please pray for me.

  69. novlet says:

    Pleas pray for me I have been battling this panic attack anxiety n fear for almost 19 years n it has gotten worst over the years am so confused n Dont know what else to do it seem meds doesn’t work any more I just need to feel free again am sinking so deep please pray for me I do need help

  70. Pashmina says:

    I’m panicking right now, I’m about to cry…

    Anxiety and panic is the worst…being a prisoner in your own mind sucks so bad..

    Idk how to trust god..i keep praying but it seems nothing gets done..

    I hate living this way, on the edge of sanity and a nervous break down..

    I’m scared and want to cry..and feel like I’m gonna throw up..

    Idk how I’m still here..

    Everyday is like a miracle.

    Life is already tough enough without anxiety,panic and other mental ills..

    But they are the icing on the cake.

  71. joy says:

    Hi! Good day I’m Joy from Philippines, 32 years old, married. Please include me to your prayers. I’ve been battling anxiety attack. Since im experiencing it my digestion become slow and suffering from acid reflux. I knew I cannot control all what’s happening around me but I believed God will help me to overcome it.
    Please include me to your prayers. Thank you.

  72. Jae says:

    Can any one of you guys that might read this pray for my panic disorder?
    It’s hard for me to live like this and I know God cures everything and I believe it.
    I don’t want to depend on these pills anymore for my panic disorder.
    Please pray for me that God will ease my panis disorder.
    Thank you guys.

  73. Lori says:

    After a series of unpleasant events and personal losses in my life I began to experience anxiety. An uncomfortable and at times painful feeling in my gut. With the least unpleasant outside stimuli anxiety gripped me. I turned to prayer. During a beautiful prayer session with just God and I the Holy Spirit gave me a short prayer to pray when I felt this way. Well though I thought it was my imagination I started praying this prayer. And each time the anxiety ceased and after about a month the anxiety was gone. It was amazing. I stopped taking anti-anxiety meds and have had no further occurences. But the prayer continued to work and has healed me from knee problems as well. I don’t discuss this with many people. They will probably think I have lost it. But the truth is I have found it. The love of God.

  74. Petra says:

    Hi, am from Indonesia. It’s been 6 years since my first panic attack, and it is still going on. Now am considering to take the meds, but somehow my heart says no. I thank God for leading me to this blog. I now realize even more that I’m not alone in this, and that God is shaping me through this. Am very blessed when I read this blog. Please pray for me so I can be healed too.

  75. taiwo awwal says:

    The panic attack started about 5 days ago,then later anxiety disorder came up too,I got so worried and depressed because I have alot of plans….so I came online to find out about the disorder,then I checked some bible passages…..i read them and prayed to the lord…..and now anxiety and depression re all gone just in a week…..GOD HEALED ME!!!!!

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