There was a time in my life when I started having panic attacks. Physical things were happening and I really thought that a panic attack was too simple an answer for what was going on physically. Doctors couldn’t find any big medical issues, but I became convinced that I was seriously, physically ill and might have been on the verge of having a heart attack at age 33. My physical symptoms were beginning to affect every aspect of my life; I was consumed with fear and I was starting to become depressed. I had no idea what was happening to me or why. I was involved in a good church, had good Christian friends and was doing my best to live a Godly life, but my emotions were getting the best of me and in the area of faith, I was failing miserably.
But… I was still muddling through and trying to read God’s Word and spend time in prayer. One day when I was at an exceptionally low point I was literally on my living room floor praying and reading and God put a scripture right in front of my face. There it was…my promise from God. I knew at that point that I was going to get through this trial , as well as others. (I have had to remind myself of the promise that He gave me on that day). Many of us are seeking answers, but where do we go to find those answers? If we don’t spend time in the scriptures we may be missing important answers from Him. We are missing out on His promises. He spoke directly to me through scripture that day and that has happened often when I have been actively seeking scripture for answers to important life questions, but we have to spend time in the Word with Him. Seek Him for your answers.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Read Jeremiah 29:11-14. Spend some time in God’s word today.