Anxiety attacks symptoms
Anxiety is not nice, whatever way you look at it, the effects may include some or all of these symptoms, a surge of overwhelming panic, feeling of losing control or going crazy, heart palpitations or chest pain, feeling like you’re going to pass out, or trouble breathing or a choking sensation, hyperventilation, hot flashes or chills or trembling and shaking.
Anxiety causes depression; is it any wonder? This is not a normal or healthy state to be in, nor is it conducive to having a pleasant day. Anxiety has to do with fear, and as we know, fear is False Expectations that Appear Real.
Is there a way of curing anxiety?
I believe there is, and we find it in the bible of all places. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Coping with anxiety
According to the anxiety and depression association of America there are somethings that you can do to help bring down the level of anxiety that you may feel, things like,
- Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to
music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping
back from the problem helps clear your head.
- Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on hand.
- Limit alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks.
- Get enough sleep. When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest.
- Exercise daily to help you feel good and maintain your health. Check out the fitness tips below.
- Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
- Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
- Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.
- Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?
- Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.
- Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
- Get involved.
Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, which
creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.
- Learn what triggers your anxiety.
Is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write
in a journal when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a
- Talk to someone. Tell friends and
family you’re feeling overwhelmed, and let them know how they can help
you. Talk to a physician or therapist for professional help. They also suggest that exercise and fitness are good strategies to help you cope with stress and anxiety; your diet is also important to keeping a fit and active body; and thereby a healthy mind.
Natural cure for anxiety
There are all kinds of lotions and potions on the web that purport to be some kind of miracle cure for depression and anxiety, but, it is mine field of pills and elixirs that can cost a great deal of money, without really curing anything, because they are trying to heal a mental disorder with a physical supplement. In my humble opinion, there is a natural cure for depression and anxiety, but it is nothing that you can put into your stomach, it is more of a state of mind that only comes with knowing in your knower, that you are loved, cherished, and forgiven.
How to cure anxiety
What would you rather have, treatment or healing?
There are so many scriptures that we could quote that assure us of God’s love for us, but what of those who don’t know God, how can we encourage them? We can’t promise them that all will go well for them after they are saved, but we can assure them that what ever happens, God is in control, and it is far better to be on the winning team than any other place on earth or in eternity. Romans 8v1 tells us, “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
Once you know, that you know that you know in your heart, then fear and anxiety must be banished. If you know that God is your friend and that He has a plan for you, why would you remain in fear? Jeremiah 29 v 11 tells us
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”
Once this truth becomes ingrained in your very being how could you, or why would you worry? I am not saying that you will not have trials and pains sometimes, that is common to every man, but if you know that whatever happens to your mortal body, which is only temporary anyway, is of little importance, but your soul, now that is a different story, your soul lives forever! So with that being said, you need to know where your soul will reside for eternity, will it be Heaven or will it be hell? Mathew 10 v 28 tells us
“and do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”
So, if there really is anything to be anxious about, that is it right there, where will your eternal soul live, Heaven or hell
Anxiety causes depression
Anxiety, depression, agitation, disquiet, fear, uneasiness, worry, call it what you like, the end result is the same, and I think we can safely say, it is not from God, therefore who is it from?
As we said earlier, treatment only addresses the symptoms, what we need is to address the cause at it’s root, and that root, whether we choose to admit it or not, is SIN, and there is only one cure for that, then everything else falls into place.
Jesus Christ is your only hope, Buddha don’t do it, Krishna, don’t do it Allah, don’t do it, Jesus is the ONLY cure for sin, also He is the only one whoever said, John 14 v 6
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” Let that sink in a while. You may say “all roads lead to god” Really? Not according to Jesus, He says “NO ONE comes to the Father except through Me”
If you are suffering from Anxiety, or any other form of mental anguish, you need Jesus; and some of you say, “I am a Christian” well, you may call yourself a Christian, but are you living it? There is a line in Mark Knoffler’s song that goes, “Sitting on a fence that’s a dangerous course, you could even catch a bullet from the peace-keeping force”
So, get off the fence! And if you don’t yet know Jesus, but would dearly love the peace only He can bring, just say this prayer and ask Him to save you, He will; but you have to ask.
This prayer and an explanation of why you need to say it can be found here
Lord Jesus, I know I have sinned in my thoughts, words, and actions. There are so many good things I have not done. There are so many sinful things I have done. I am sorry for my sins and turn from everything I know to be wrong. You gave your life upon the cross for me. Gratefully I give my life back to you. Now I ask you to come into my life. Come in as my Savior to cleanse me, and my Lord to control me. And I will serve you all the remaining years of my life. Amen.
Till next time.
God bless you.