I too go through some things such as you described, although I once could make on 4 or 5 hours of sleep, that is a thing of the past for me. And when we have those times you gave us the right prescription. Prayer and the Word. King David just talked to God. He told him of his fears and his anxieties.Ps 55:22-2322 Cast your burden on the LORD,And He shall sustain you;He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. 23 But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction;Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;But I will trust in You. NKJV
Sounds like you are sure of your salvation; so I won't question that. But ask yourself: Does God reign?? Have I given Him my burdens, cares, fears, and worries?? If so, they are in His mighty hands, and He will comfort, establish, and strengthen you!! :-D
_________________Martin G. Smith
First this is a common thing for all, your not alone!! Do you have a a church home? Is there anyone that you are close too? i think it is so important to share with one or two you are close to, that can hold you accountable. Second: I would encourage you not to be alone!! Do something, anything. i don't think it is wrong thing to go and seek Godly counselor or Pastor.
Jamccor said: Especially when I wake up in the morning, it is as if something is terrorizing me with feelings of anxiety,strong in nature, that just make me want to hide.
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.
Wow..I guess there are many of us with these same feelings. I guess that's why it says in the bible that there isnt anything new that hasnt been seen or felt before in the world.For me, after talking to some people on this board, I belive it is internal anxiety at what my day will bring me in terms of stress. I didnt realize how much stress I was carrying around until I woke up and all my defenses that were previously on guard were now bare.I thank all of you who contributed youre own personal experiences with these feelings.GOD BlessJohn