I used to have a lot of anxiety in my life, I mean all day every day. When I was around 26 years old, I told this guy Simon what was happening to me and he prayed for me and gave me some bible verses. I didn’t really know what had happened after he had prayed, I just cried all the way home. Looking back now I would say that God gave me his peace that day. My mind went from tormented, troubled and highly anxious to peaceful. It still brings a tear to my eye just thinking about how things used to be.
These are the words that he gave me from the bible.
Philippians chapter 4 verses 6 & 7
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Our tears, panic and bodily reactions to extreme stress and fear are prayers. They are seen by God he has an answer for them!
One of the songs that I wrote for my album is ‘Jesus is Lord’ you might find it helpful to listen to right now. The story behind the song is that Holy Spirit taught me to sing Jesus is Lord over and over whenever I felt scared, rejected or distressed, as I did, peace would come.
I also think we need strategies from experts to cope with what is going on around us. Particularly if you are at the coal face of the pandemic. No-one has been trained to deal with the trauma people are going through. So, I have linked some things to the bottom of this post.
I pray that the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding will flood your body, soul and spirit and all torment would stop right now. That peace would come and stay with you as it did with me. In Jesus name!
Practical advice from NHS https://youtu.be/BmvNCdpHUYM
Breathing Exercises NHS https://stresscontrolaudio.com/home