Anxiety Part 1
by Terri Nguyen
My prayer for you today is to be magnified in his love for you like never before by healing your anxiety. I had so many PTSD anxiety attacks and through my walk Jesus helped me understand the nature of my anxiety and how to hand it over to him to heal me. And I would like to share that experience with you, in the hopes that it can help you heal.
What Jesus revealed to me is that my anxiety is rooted in a deep stronghold of “Sin”. It part the enemy attacking and part your lack of knowledge of your own sin but there is hope. The sin is clung onto you but it can be “peeled” off. And Jesus wants to prune you from this, like a gardener plucking away a big root.
The next time you have an anxiety episode, please try to really face your true feeling of anxiety, write it down, and you shall see the sin. One thing that gives me massive panic attacks is when something bad happens to me, which is natural for us to have a panic attack, like something small that we can blow out of proportion. For example, when I was in the process of shipping this order for you, it was midnight, and my printer ink ran out of ink. I instantly went into a panic attack. The root of this when I really faced the issue was broken down like this:
Reasons/Steps to my thinking when I paid attention to my anxiety
- I need to ship this out asap because I will run behind and get nothing done
- I don’t want to wait till tomorrow when the stores open to buy new ink, I prefer to ship it all now so that my customers can get their package asap
- What if something goes wrong, and I am delayed again
- What if I can’t get to my schoolwork because I can’t find ink
- Start massive breakdown due to fear, worry, helplessness, weakness, scared, etc.
And that mindset goes on and on and on. Once I was able to identify the “sin”, which in this case, has many layers that you will see in the next explanations. Anxiety needs to have careful attention and prayers. Anxiety attacks have deep roots and are layered on, so identifying each one will help you have a strategic prayer, and it will take time to understand them.
So here is my explanation:
The bible says many scriptures about God are in control, so being controlling is a major sin against God, and you can find so many verses on what God says about giving him control. My two favorite as a reminder of His sovereignty are these scriptures:
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
The second part, the sin of “worry”, also has many scriptures where God specifically declares for us not to worry, yet we do. This is going against God’s will. My favorite ones for worry are:
Luke 12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.
1John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
This is the scripture that Jesus helped me understand my power and authority to break strongholds in Anxiety attacks, and this is the scripture that brought all of them to light for me. :
43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.
What I found was that my layers of “anxiety” were demonic spirits that layer themselves in multiple lumps, and it is hard to truly understand each one, because it has become a pot of hot mess, therefore we just feel an overall overwhelming sensation of “anxiety”.
As you can see above, I only got to identifying step 1 of my anxiety, yet there are so many other steps that I have not even gotten to. There are so many layers in anxiety, so many evil spirits working together coming against us that is why it can feel so overwhelming. But Jesus gave us all the power to demolish these strongholds when he died for us, (2 Corinthians 10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds), and God gave us his living sword to divide evil and good. We are able to truly divide all the devils' work by “calling them out, casting them out, and rebuking them” one by one.
If you are suffering from anxiety, it can be healed. Give yourself self-love and care by giving yourself the attention it needs. When you pay attention to yourself, you are the image of God, because he cares for you as well so by this obedience, you are walking in God’s will. I pray you take the time to journal out your anxieties, and identify the strong “hold” gripping itself to you, and with your faith, cast them out and give them over to God.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
God Bless you!