First off, I am happy to say that I am feeling 99% better.
The worst part of the stroke is how it affected me mentally. I have never been a worrier and I have never dealt much with anxiety but for several weeks after the stroke…I was truly living in fear. It was not fun, it was not me, and I did not like it…not one bit. I don’t know how many of you have ever had anxiety and fear to over take you but if you have…I now have an understanding of how horrible that can be. I can honestly say that God took the fear and anxiety from me. At church 2 weeks ago…I took Chris by the hand and asked him to go down to the alter with me so that we could pray about what I had been going thru. We knelt at the alter and I just began to unload it all there. My Pastor and other prayer warriors prayed over me and I knew that God was doing a great work in my mind and over my whole body. I truly feel it is such a miracle that I am alive and well.
God had his hand on me during the stroke and he has his hand on me now.
I had many people tell me that I needed to probably take something for my anxiety….I relied on God first..and he healed me! There are days that when I feel a residual effect, my mind immediately wants to panic like
“oh no…what was that…what is happening” and then I quickly take those thoughts captive and remind myself…God is in Control, I am in his hands…and he has already healed me… then I feel his sweet peace and everything is OK!
If any of you are going thru fear and anxiety I pray that you will just ask God for your healing and that you will allow him to take those spirits from you.
2 Timothy 1:7...
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.