"The only way of breaking the power of lies, is knowing, and speaking, God's Truth"

 

Judith MacNutt, Co-Founder, Christian Healing Ministries, Jacksonville, FL

 

Anxiety and Fear 

Intense episode/panic attack

Experiencing an occasional intense episode of fear and anxiety (i.e. panic attack) is totally normal.  Again, experiencing an intense episode of fear and anxiety (F&A) is totally normal.  Even the Pope experiences them. We know what many of you are thinking: "doesn't the Bible say in numerous places, "BE NOT AFRAID"?   While this is true, a correct/proper interpretation of this scripture truth is: 

"do not allow an intense episode of fear and anxiety (F & A), to have on-going/continual free-reign, without choosing to making a conscious/gentle effort to:

1) take several slow/deep breaths and focus on the breath

2) Don't resist or try to eliminate the F & A, but, acknowledge, accept, & welcome it. This takes practice and time, we know.

 

3) gently recall the fact that YOU ARE NOT the unconscious, automatic, unplanned thoughts and feelings that randomly occur, YOU ARE the conscious mind who sees and notices them. 

4) gently proclaim God's Truth (ex. Romans 8:28

5) give the 'care' to God

6) address/handle the body's fearful and anxious/physical sensations in a healthy way

(see Dr. Gail Brenner's video below)

7) go on doing whatever activity you were doing, and be 'ok' with any lingering anxious bodily feelings or sensations

 

Healing Info Ministries Founder John Patrick, has a new book out titled: Christian Mental Health: From The Pit Of Fear And Darkness, To Love And Light. It's about John's personal journey from fear and anxiety, to healing and restoration. Click here for a link.

We also HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gail Brenner's resources that she makes available on her website, on how to handle fear and anxiety in a healthy/positive way. www.gailbrenner.com

We also recommend the following book "Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts", by Dr. Martin Seif and Dr. Sally Winston.

Two healing ministries, where you can speak/pray with someone over the phone:
The Evangelism Response Center: (888) 537-8720
The Prayer & Crisis Referral Network: (844) 577-2937
A healing ministry that provides virtual spiritual direction and centering/contemplative prayer aids:
Rev.  Maria Gullo       thedeeperconnection.org
Three healing ministries where you can either call in or submit an online prayer request: Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida,  the International Order of St. Luke the Physician in San Antonio, TX, or the The Inheritance House in Orlando, Florida
 
National mental health support groups: The Grace Alliance​ & NAMI

All Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.  All communications with the Healing Info. Ministries are 100% confidential.          C 2020