Driving down the road one day my body had started to shake. I was crying and it was extremely hard to breathe. All that ran through my mind was that I was having a heart attack and about to wreck my vehicle. The E. R. was one block away so I took the turn and pulled into the parking lot. The doctor had come in and told me that I had had an anxiety attack and I couldn’t believe what he was telling me. It had scared me so bad that I thought that I was going to die. Fast forward a couple of years and a ton of prayers later God had showed me and told me about over coming these anxieties through Him. Anxiety attacks are more common than we think but most people tend not to share that they have had them out of embarrassment or shame. No one wants to feel weak or frail. What I’m about to share with you will give you strength to overcome these momentary glitches in life. Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving, present you requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Dear heavenly father, thank you for another beautiful day and the chance to be a better Christian. We give you all our worries, fears, stresses, and doubts so we can go out and do the things that you have planned for us to do. In Jesus precious name, Amen!

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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