Sometimes when God tells us something, we think He’s crazy. I’ve had an absolutely crazy year and at the very beginning of 2016 when things seemed to be getting worse, I started getting panic attacks. I would wake up with my heart racing & I would cry and hyperventilate. One morning I was crying & hyperventilating so hard I thought there was no way I would make it to work. Then I heard a small voice say, “Call Eudora”. I shook my head & told myself “No, how can I call Eudora? I mean we’re friends but we’re not that close, I don’t think I’ve even called her before, besides it’s 7am what am I going to say when she answers?, What if she doesn’t answer, what do I tell her later?”. Every excuse came rushing to my head at once and I convinced myself not to make the phone call. This happened a second & again, no phone call. Later I told myself I did the right thing by not calling and avoiding an awkward situation. Now fast-forward several months later & you put up a post about struggling with depression & panic attacks! Anyway, moral of the story? Listen to God. He’s not crazy, He’s trying to help you out. If God is telling you to do something now, no matter how awkward it may be, uncomfortable it may feel or crazy it may sound, do it! Obey and obey quickly! You never know what is behind your obedience and who it affects. And Eudora I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times, but really, thank you so much for your blog/website. You don’t now how many times it has helped me this season.
Thank you, thank you for all the kind words! And for the on-point advice! I wish you had reached out! (And you still can if you want to!) Depression and anxiety are such real and debilitating issues that can affect us in so many different ways, and while we can seek medical help for these issues, there is a level of healing for any issue that only God can give. Only God can give peace and comfort and the kind of love that really provides release. You can medicate the symptoms, but only God can truly heal and the source 🙂