We confess that we abide in You, for You have done this work and it shall not be undone. We confess that we don't hardly know what that means. But Your Word describes it as "the freedom of the glory of the children of God". Father, Your enemy has been able to wreak havoc in Merri's life and this is by Your loving hand, that You might lead her into a deeper trust in You. Have Your way this moment that she might be delivered from fear and anxiety into victorious rest and peace and joy. Grant her the grace to thank You for the chastening which proves Your love for her. Grant her the grace to say, "I can't do it. I cannot live the Christian life. I agree that You never intended me too. I see that I cannot live it, but Christ can and will live it from His home within me. I will quit trying. I cannot do it." Captivate her with Your truth and Your beauty and Your love. Lead her away from the lies and chaos in her mind and into the peace that never leaves her spirit. Have Your way, Lord. Have Your way!
Know this, my friend: the anxiety and fear is not the issue. It is simply a symptom. It proves that you have identified with your old man instead of your new man. That is why He allowed the circumstances. To bring you once again to that truth. Because all liberty is in the knowing that you are new and are not that person. It is all smoke and mirrors. ~ CATS
Every time I feel a panic thought, I turn my focus back to the most powerful Being in existence. So far, it's working well for me. I do however, grind my teeth and clench muscles in my sleep. For that, I'm trying Magnesium Citrate and Melatonin. I'll post a report about the effects of those in the Health section after a reasonable trial period.