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Anxiety question.

Discussion in 'Counseling' started by OAKLINE, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Can I ask you a question. I suffer from anxiety since I was young. I was on Meds for 6 years for it. I'm off them about 2 years now. Anyway I was at the doctors today with dizziness sweats thinking that I have a brain tumour,heart attack, blood cot, stomach cancer, doctor said my anxiety is back I'm crippled with it for the last 3 days heads racing indescribable fear. He suggested I go back on the Meds for a bit. I have a d2 that would calm down my thinking but everytime I go to take it my head tells me you can't claim to be a Christian if your taking Meds. I don't know if that's the devil making me think like that! What do you think about Meds is it a sign of weakness and can you claim to be a Christian while taking Meds?
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  2. Hi @OAKLINE
    Anxiety is a really serious matter. I too was suffering from it for years. It got to the point to where the enemy wanted me to take my life. I have personally always been anti-medication, because I've always believed that the Lord could heal me of whatever I'm faced with. My anxiety got bad to where it began to affect my heart, so I decided to see a doctor. Of course the doctor prescribed some type of medication, and I decided to try it. After 2 days of taking it, it seemed as if it made me feel worse, so I decided to stop taking it. For a long time I had prayed about it, asking to be healed, looking for deliverance. I never gave up! I'm happy to tell you that I have been set free. (There are times when the enemy tries to come against my mind with it again, but I begin to meditate on the word of God.) Anxiety is a thing from the enemy, but God can set you completely free!

    I read this and think it'll be extremely helpful to you:
    "God has allowed man to grow in his knowledge of medicine, which God often uses in the healing process. There is a fine line between using medicine for healing purposes and continual reliance upon medicine for daily living. We need to recognize God as the Great Physician, and know that He alone holds the power to truly heal (John 4:14). By taking medicine on a limited basis in order to treat the symptoms, then relying upon the Word of God and wise counsel to enact transformation in one’s heart and mind, usually the need for the medicine will diminish. The believer’s position in Christ is affirmed, and God brings healing into those troubled areas of the heart and mind which are causing the ailment. For instance, when dealing with anxiety, we can look to what God’s Word has to say about fear and its place in a believer’s life. Reading through the following Scriptures and meditating on them can be a cure, as they give confidence and illuminate the truth of what being a child of God entails: Proverbs 29:25; Matthew 6:34; John 8:32; Romans 8:28–39; 12:1–2; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Philippians 4:4–9;Colossians 3:1–2; 2 Timothy 1:6–8; Hebrews 13:5–6; James 1:2–4; 1 Peter 5:7; 2 Peter 1:3–4; 1 John 1:9; 4:18–19.
    God can heal supernaturally and miraculously. We should pray to that end. God also heals through medicine and doctors. We should pray to that end, as well. Regardless of which direction God takes, our ultimate trust must be in Him alone (Matthew 9:22)."

    I'll be praying for you!
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  3. Well, you get sick if you go off your meds. About taking meds as a Christian, doesn't the bible say "I come for those that seek a doctor." Is taking meds "Seeking a doctor."
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  4. The spiritual is manfested in the flesh. If there is a flesh sickness, it is because there is spiritual sickness below the surface.

    This world's doctors can give you a bandaid fix, maybe even surgery, but more will come because the spirit within is still sick.

    Now we can cast all our cares upon the DOCTOR and He, alone, is able to heal. He heals us from the inside out; what is inside is manifest outside. Amen
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  5. The Lord Jesus Christ tells us plainly that they that are healthy need not the physician but they that are sick: notwithstanding I assume you are referring to a medical doctor? and not a psychologist or psychiatrist; for their art is the discourse of the soul, which they have no lot in. If we seek rest unto our soul, we must consult our cause with Christ, who only can give rest to our soul. But again if your pharmaceuticals are prescribed by a physician, then we receive it, but our trust always lies in God alone, whom we know can give grace into the heart of our physician to do what is right.
  6. I'm a lil late in the conversation here but I have recently found out that I have Adult ADHD - This isn't something I just made up or use as a crutch it's what I have. I'm waiting on my doctor to get the results of all the testing I have completed to get on the correct medication which will be adderall. Many "christians" will frown upon that medication because it is easily abused by them that don't need it. However, I can no longer live like this. I have often wondered if I was going crazy or was already there. My friend has anxiety & is in love with Jesus. God gave us common sense & also created doctors to help us. Utilize what God has given. It will not make you any less or more saved.It doesn't make a person weak by any means. If I could just force myself to finish a project I would, common sense would kick in but it's not about force, will power or motivation. Tell the devil to shut his lying trap. Tell him that YOU unlike HIM are under God & are forgiven... satan on the other hand has already been judged & is going to hell ...

    Don't see yourself as a weakling because you require additional 'information' to run properly. God knows, he sees all - Take your meds so you can move on from the burden of not taking them... There are bigger fish to fry ;)

    God will guide you & have you exactly where he wants you.
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  7. 2 Tim 1:7
    For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    Phil 2:2
    Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

    Good morning Oakleaf;

    We all have warts and blemishes. Some are easier to bear with than others. Continue to take your medicine if you need it. The mind is a bit like outer space: the final frontier of the body. Medicine has made wonderful gains, but the mind is still elusive in what exactly makes it tick. Behaviours can be borne, they can be learned, and they can be modified. But, how exactly do begin with them? Medicine doesn't have an accurate answer other than we're born a certain way.

    I include the above verses to be more of a quest than a command. Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is our walk with God. I have a song based on Matt 7:7 which goes like this: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness ...". Keep your eyes, mind, and heart upon the teachings of Jesus, and I feel some of your problems will gradually sort themselves out. Phil 4:8;
  8. Some very fine points made here. Well OAKLINE I have 8 stents in my heart,and the doctor gave me 8 different
    things to take after that,I am now down to two. LOL To me what is important is that what you are taking you believe is indeed helping you,and if it is,what do you care what anyone else thinks about it?? LOL I sure do not. Rom 14:13-14

    Even though this is talking about meat this could sure also hold true for many other things,example a person enjoys a glass of wine now and again.To some it is a sin,but to me it is not a sin.( 1 Tim 5:23.) Of course if that brother or sister came to my home and believed drinking wine was a sin to them,i sure would never cause them to stumble by serving it!

    We are all different people OAKLINE, as you well know,what is correct and needed by some,is not always needed by all,but that is why we need each other in the body of Christ, to think and consider how Jesus can ever be much more part of our daily life,in both word and deed. Jesus has no fear, neither are we to. ( 2 Tim 1:7) Jesus choose to look at each one of us in this light.( Phil 4:7-8) to keep his peace,and we keep ours as we follow in his example to me.Blessing!
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  9. Not taking them when you need them is tempting God. No debate there.

    As for weakness for not being healed. I don't believe we can ever call it a weakness. We are all growing day by day. We may call a toddler weak, a teenager naïve and an old person frail...but in reality we are all just at different stages of growth. The determining factor at any stage is how full of the Holy Spirit we are.
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  10. I suffer from anxiety myself. I perfeel trying a more natural route before trying medications and most of the time it helps, really. There are herbs that you could try such as Passionflower, Skullcap, Lavender based teas, Valerian Root, Dandelion, etc. God put so many things here for us to try.

    Yes, God tells us not to be anxious or afraid. . . However, there are such things as chemical imbalances in the brain which cause anxiety and sometimes people need medication in order to function properly. Don't let anybody tell you that you're less of a Christian because of this imbalance. Pray and get the help that you need.
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  12. I believe that God can heal all. However, we live in a world of sin and God doesn't always heal the physical sickness. He is more focused on mending the spiritually sick, the heart. Can medication be abused? Yes. Can anxiety come from deeper rooted issues? Of course. God gave some people the gift of healing (doctors, counselors, pastors, etc). If someone has a chemical imbalance in the brain... That person needs to take the proper measures in order to seek help. That's like telling a bipolar person to remove themselves from their meds. No. There are some cases where medication may be needed.
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  13. It can be if you use them to feel good, or alter a spiritual problem.

    Realize that those who are like minded to God continue there journey, the others will just die.

    Death is ceasing the journey to life

    That's all,

    It won't hurt them.
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  14. Focus on the sickness and it prgresses; I believe I will stay focus on the cross.
    In the flesh, our sins are clearly seen and heard, those sicknesses are being birthed because of a spiritual manifestation, which can not be seen. We can speak life or death into our lives; our choice.
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  15. Jesus had healed a man, and later he found this same man and said this to him....

    Joh 5:13 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
    Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you."

    Healing is a constant battle as we do not have to ask the devil to put sickness on us, he will do that whether we want it or not. Knowing what scriptures promise in the area of healing, and confessing them every day is a key to staying healed. If we sin, confess that sin immediately so the devil gains no foot hold to bring sickness back.

    Taking medication is NOT a sin, and it should be taken in faith believing the Lord will deliver you from them. Resist the devil and he will flee from you in stark terror. :)
  16. My husband suffers anxiety.

    There are two Christian grounded natural pharmacy sites that have formulas that treat anxiety.

    Ask The Pharmacist - Joe Dimatteo (There is a menu on the right side of the home page with alphabetical lists of health issues.Anxiety also features an audio podcast : "Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression–How they are linked!"

    And then there is The Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton. He too has an alphabetical list. There's also an article on the Anxiety page that is something I don't think we'd have read 10 or more years ago. "Psychiatrist Praises Natural Therapies for Anxiety & Depression".

    God's healing power be with you all.
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