Hello all, Happy Fourth of July! Thank you to our military for keeping us safe and giving this country freedom and independence! Each person in this life has experienced captivity at one point or another. It can be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. What does it feel like to be trapped? It feels isolated, alone, hopeless, you get the gist. Have you ever felt trapped?
Being trapped feels isolated, alone, hopeless, etc.
I have three anxiety disorders, PTSD, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). SAD is a constant anxious mental state that is the worst when around others. When the panic disorder is triggered, you feel like you are about to die. It’s hard to breathe, you get the shakes, confusion fills your mind, you go into fight or flight. Some people even collapse. You feel trapped, like there is no escape. These things are hard to control, but you learn coping methods along the way. It is different for each person.
Feeling trapped is similar to anxiety disorders, you feel like there’s no way out. But, there is….
Feeling trapped is similar to anxiety disorders, you feel like there’s no way out. But, there is.
Jesus died so that not only may His children have eternal life, their sins forgiven, and so that they may be free to worship the Lord forever. He died to bring us what we so desperately need, purpose and freedom. When you give your life to God, you experience His everlasting peace, even in the midst of complete and utter chaos. You are free to be yourself, the person who God made you to be. He knows you better than you even know yourself. He even planned your daily life to show you little things about Himself. Not to mention to remind us that He HAS US, even when we feel like we are too messed up to be wanted.
March of 2016, I had one of the most miraculous blessings from the Lord. He freed me from my social anxiety disorder within a second. It was incredible. For several weeks, I had to pound it into my head that the Lord can do the impossible, and just when I least expected it, it happened. I was praying and asked, for the first time ever, for the Lord to free me from social anxiety. Within a second, I felt so calm. I felt like I could breathe for the first time and I wasn’t anxious about a thing. I knew it was gone. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve had bits and bouts with PTSD and Panic Disorders since then. But I haven’t dealt with social anxiety. This made it so that I could speak, not feel isolated while in public. I was able to live and be free.
Will God do this for everyone, in terms of removing an illness? I don’t know, it’s not my call. The Bible says ask and you shall receive. I believed with everything in me, and He decided to free me. Do you want to be free? Free from guilt, sin, fear, doubt, anger, etc? Then go to the one who casts out the one who created these feelings. Go to the Creator of the World, He has made a path for you. His own Son died for you, so that you can communicate with Him freely. Now, ladies and gentlemen that is true freedom. If you want to experience freedom, all you have to do is ask.
If you want to experience freedom, all you have to do is ask.
This was taken from Jenn’s last post, I loved it so much I had to repost! If you’re lost and don’t know how to start, here you go!
I know I have been distant lately but I know that you love me anyway. Thank you for always being patient with me and for blessing me even when I don’t deserve it. You are so good to me and I pray that I never lose the wonder of that. Please give me the eyes to see you at work today and the courage to follow your promptings. Thank you that we have the ultimate freedom through your son. You didn’t have to send Jesus to die for me, but you did so that we could be together for eternity. I am so glad that you hold the pen and paper and not me, I’m thankful that you are writing my story because I know it will be so much more beautiful than I could have ever dreamed. Thank you for this day where we can celebrate our country’s freedom and enjoy all the liberties that it brings us. Lord you are too good for me but I thank you for still choosing me and loving me right where I am.
Bailey (@bmsthe1) is an author at thegracescripts.com. Bailey competes on the track team at her college, University of Alabama at Huntsville. Bailey lives in Alabama.