Are You Depressed Or Anxious? Here’s God’s Cure

Are You Anxious Or Depressed? Here's God's Cure! by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

Dear reader, are you anxious or depressed? If so, did you know that God has a beautiful, healing cure for anxiety and depression that you can take advantage of TODAY?

It’s true.

I’m going to be very transparent with you today about my experience with anxiety and depression … and about God’s cure for both.

My story:

Before I gave my life to Jesus at age 21, I was chronically anxious and depressed. I felt hopeless and I even battled suicidal thoughts. I didn’t think that things could ever get better.

After I met Jesus, the chronic anxiety and depression went away. When I gave my heart to Jesus, I had hope all of a sudden. And I began to listen to good, solid teaching of the Word–especially from Joyce Meyer–and the Word took root in me, lifted me up, and changed me.

But I battled serious, life-altering, situational depression twice after that.

The first bout of situational depression–depression that was due to a horrible situation I was in, not a chronic state–happened because of a job I was in.

From 2002-2007, I worked in a professional job that wasn’t a good fit for me. For the first couple of years, my inspiration to succeed and climb the corporate ladder overrode the difficulty of the job, and I was okay. But after the first couple of years, the situation overwhelmed me.

The job was emotionally draining, and I was subjected to abuse from my customers all day every day at work–being cursed at, insulted, accused of all sorts of false things, and more. It was really horrible.

By the last couple of years of that job, I was really depressed, I got to the point where …

  • I would cry for hours every day.
  • I cried on my way to work.
  • I cried all the way home.
  • After work, I would sit on my sofa at home for hours and just stare into space, usually crying.
  • I would have panic attacks at work so bad that I couldn’t breathe.
  • My fuse was short.
  • I shut down and couldn’t do anything.

I simply couldn’t function. It was horrible.

But thanks be to God, that depression ended in one moment when I got a new job in November 2007 … a job I still have, and enjoy, today.

But then depression hit again over a financial crisis my husband and I went through.

I won’t go into detail about the background (you can read about what happened to us here and here), but suffice it to say that it was horrible. When the situation started in 2008, my hopes for quick resolution drained out month by month … and I felt like all my hope for our future was draining away too.

I got very depressed. I didn’t understand why God didn’t fix things right away. I battled suicidal thoughts again, which God took away when a friend prayed for me. (Suicidal thoughts are always from a demon, and you can be delivered by driving that thing out; read the story here.)

Every day was a struggle. Every morning I went to the Lord, and every morning I threw myself at His feet, begging Him to help me.

And every day, He did. But you know what?

He helped me in a specific way: by showing me His cure for anxiety and depression. And He’ll help you in the exact same way.

Proverbs 12:25 and Philippians 4 describe God’s cure for anxiety and depression. Here’s the Biblical truth that God taught me–the truth that healed me from horrible, debilitating, paralyzing depression and anxiety:

Anxiety causes depression, but prayer cures anxiety. So if you want to be cured from either anxiety or depression, pray.

The Bible says:

Start-quoteAnxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25).

But Philippians 4:6-7 tells us:

Start-quoteBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

When I was so depressed, EVERY. TIME. that I went to the Lord and poured out my heart to Him, He healed me for that moment.

During that time, every day in my quiet time, I would reach a place of peace and rest. It wasn’t until I went back to the same old thought patterns during the day (like “poor me, poor me, there’s no hope, God isn’t helping me”)–every one of which are lies from the enemy–that I got depressed again. (Keep in mind that it was sometimes a day before I went back to my old thought patterns, and sometimes it was only 10 minutes … hence the years of depression.) 🙁

But even after I went back to my old thought patterns, every time I went to the Lord in prayer–pouring out my heart to Him and laying my worries and cares at His feet–He took away my sorrows again. And again and again.

And He did more than take away my sorrows; He also gave me hope.

When I got alone with the Lord, prayed, and studied His Word, He spoke to me from the pages of Scripture. He spoke words of life, hope, peace, and joy directly into my spirit.

He said things to me like:

Start-quoteWait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14).

and

“But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.

Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life'” (Isaiah 43:1-4).

and

“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13).

And the words the Lord spoke to me from the Bible–words of comfort, hope, and love–lifted me up and made my heart glad.

Again, that’s why Proverbs 12:25 says:

Start-quoteAnxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25).

In November 2010, God delivered us from our horrible financial situation in one moment. But He had been working so much in me all along that, by the time He did, He had changed my heart. He had taken me from a place of anxiety and fear to a place of trust. He had made me completely dependent upon His Word, and strong enough to stand on His promises in faith, no matter what my circumstances looked like.

Through those years of prayer and falling on my face every morning, asking Him for help, He healed me. Healed me momentarily every time I prayed–and healed me permanently by changing my heart over time, and making my faith stronger than the pressure of horrible circumstances.

God healed me of anxiety and depression through prayer. And He wants to heal you the same way.

Beloved, you don’t have to be anxious or depressed. God has a cure for anxiety and depression, and His cure is available to you right this moment.

You can find His cure on your knees. You can receive His healing as soon as you pour out your heart to God: as you make your requests known to God in everything with prayer and supplication. If you will do that, the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

When the anxiety goes, the depression will go too. And as you commune with Daddy God in the secret place and read the pages of Scripture, God will speak His good words into your heart and make you glad.

It works. I know. My life has been transformed by this truth. Will you embrace God’s cure for anxiety and depression today, and let His truth transform your life too?

Please leave a comment below if this message helps you today. I’d love to hear from you … and may our Daddy God comfort, encourage, and heal you today as you rest in His arms.

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116 Comments

  1. Thank you for this! As we transition to this next season of life the devil is constantly attacking me, making me think i will be lonely and unhappy. But now rather than view it as failure, I realize I need to just keep taking it to the Lord and battling with truth. Resist the devil, and he will flee!

    1. That’s right! You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 🙂 Fight on, sister! You will not be lonely and unhappy. Daddy God will shelter you under the shadow of His wings.

    2. Robertetta says:

      Before i read your post, i felt so horrible at work and i just sobbed. However after reading, i feel so relieved even though my problem has not been solved. I believed that if God can take you through,he will definitely do the same for me!

      Thanks so much Jamie

    3. There’s actually no real tools the Bible gives us to deal with the physical response to anxiety unlike like eastern traditions offer breathing techniques n such. It’s easy to read “oh don’t think in these thing, worry not”, yet believers are some of the more afflicted. Why? No real tools like breathing, good diet, exercise, don’t be a tool bag…

      1. Actually, that’s not true. The Bible gives us many real tools to combat anxiety. They simply aren’t weapons of the flesh, like exercise and breathing. They are spiritual weapons, and they work better than fleshly weapons. The spiritual weapons are things like prayer, thanksgiving, and so many more.

  2. Rebecca Jones says:

    Thank you for the encouragement, I know He cares and wants only the best for us.

  3. Kelly Solomon says:

    Thank you so very much for your article today. I’ve had 2 complete breakdowns when I was in patient in a facility. Today my depression & anxiety are well controlled with both medicine & the help of our Wonderful Lord & Savior! I still have tendencies to get down & want to hide at times then the roller coaster of depression & anxiety start up again. Thankfully, now when I see that happening I call out to God for His divine help & He answers my prayers. I also wanted to thank you for being open with your personal history, mental illness still has stigma attached to it unfortunately, what a blessing you are to share your life with us! I always feel encouraged & lifted up after reading your articles. Thank you & may God continue to richly bless you & your family.

    1. Elmien Erasmus says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your story. I too am battling with anxiety and depression. I know the Lord hears my cries and His mercies are new every morning. His Word is all that sustains me. His presence and love is all I have to hold on to. It’s good to hear He truly IS the way. Im on meds and at times I’m tempted to go to another psychiatrist so I won’t need to battle any longer. But I sense the Spirit is just leading me back to the Word, back to Jesus, back to prayer.

  4. Thank you, Jamie, for being transparent and sharing this today. It really helps to know you are not the only one who feels these kinds of feelings and has these kinds of battles. It meant the world to me today to read this. I am going through an extremely painful, scary time and I don’t even have family or a husband to walk beside me so it is lonely and hard. I hate feeling the pain and being so scared! Jesus is my best friend so I was in shock when the pain and horrible fears started; it was comforting to read how you would get ‘healed’ with each prayer/devotion with God but would be scared again later or the next day and I was happy I was not the only Christian to go through this type of experience. Some days I have to go Him hourly to be OK and some days 1 or 2 times; I was feeling like a failure as a Christian for having this pain & fear. Thank you dear sister in Christ so much for sharing this; you can’t imagine what it means to some of us I am sure! 🙂

    1. It’s 5:30 am here in New York where I live. I’ve been up since 4:00am, this has been going on for some time now. A few months back I was driving and suddenly out of nowhere ANXIETY AND FEAR Attacked My body. Now I dread or fear the day to day drive into work. My mind and heart races just at the thought of it. Other things in my life also has that affect on me. Thoughts crowd my mind and now I sit 20lbs. Heavier than I was in july. This that I know I need to let go of, I continue to keep hold of. I know this is a lot going on, but I just want to say thank you so much for having this here. Because today I feel like I have a way out. Through prayer and God!!!
      Thank you,
      Angela

  5. Thank you,
    Jamie you help me get through the hardest days I know the God I serve has used you to give me hope. I have learned to let go because of your help in teaching how to have a relationship with our Father. You have been such a blessing in my life.
    Thank you,
    Mary

    1. Wow, Mary, praising God with you. Thank you so much for letting me know. I’m so glad our Daddy God has ministered to you. He’s such a good, good Father and He loves you so very much. May He continue to overwhelm you with His goodness and peace today. 🙂
      Thank you so much for reading and sharing!

      1. ILEElizabeth Palacios says:

        Hi. I never had anxiety attacks and depresion
        .my fiance is having second thoughts about me and my children. We were so happy. All i want to do is kill my self to end this pain. Here i am going back to God. I love God and i know he loves me . I need help.

        1. Hi there. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I prayed for you just now. Rebuke the spirit of death and suicide off you in Jesus’ name, and ask Father God to fill you with the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. And if you ask Him for help, He will help you.
          I prayed for you just now.

  6. Thank you for sharing your story of depression and anxiety with us Jamie, as well as the women who posted before me. I have struggled with depression most of my life (I’m 52) and anxiety since my mid 40’s. The lowest point of my life was about 5 years ago when I suffered a complete breakdown. I was paralyzed by the anxiety, literally curled up in the fetal position all day, I couldn’t function in any capacity. Physically I felt like I weighed a million pounds, I couldn’t move. It was too hard and too physically painful. I wanted to die but I also knew how much that would mess up the people who loved me and it depressed me further to know I had to continue living. I know the depth of despair and my heart breaks when I hear or read of people who have succumbed to it.
    Thanks be to God I am well now. I do take medication although my goal is to one day not take it anymore. As Kelly mentioned above there is still stigma attached to mental illness and sometimes among Christians there is stigma attached to taking medication for it. Don’t judge. How God heals one is not the same as how He heals another. Dawn mentioned that sometimes she goes to God hourly or more. Sometimes I found myself literally living minute to minute because anything beyond that was too overwhelming to contemplate. What a loving Father we have who never gets tired of our asking him for help, who counts every tear we shed and considers them precious.
    The devil is wily and subtle. The stumbling blocks he throws in front of us can seem so innocuous that sometimes we don’t see them for what they are. Even though I am well now I know the devil will not tire of trying to bring me down again. Sweet sisters we are daughters of the King and the battle has already been won. I will pray for continued strength for all of you.
    Jamie I thank God for putting you and your ministry into my life. Bless you. ❤️

  7. Thank you so much for this Jamie! I have been reading your articles for a little time now. And I have to say this one is my favorite! I have suffered from anxiety ever since I was just a little girl 🙁 And sister, I know now that I’m not the only one. The enemy has always wanted me to believe his vicious lies! The fears that have wrapped around me. But Lord God has broken all these chains! And I love the truth!!! that prayer is the answer. The most beautiful, personal, releasing, most loving relationship is with our Christ Lord. I love Him! Thank you so much for sharing your testimonies! <3 I pray for peace, love, joy and grace to you through our Christ Lord! Amen! <3 Praise to Him! 😀

    1. Amen, Toni! You are not the only one for sure… But yes! Prayer! Jesus!!!! He loves you soooooooo much and will always be faithful to keep His Word and heal you. 🙂 Many blessings to you today, dear sister. Thank you for reading!

  8. Thank you! Your testimony was powerful and brought tears to my eyes. I really needed this.

    1. Lori, thank you so much for sharing. I’m so glad Daddy God touched you. May He minister His blessings and encouragement and love to you all day long today, and show Himself to you as your Glory and the Lifter of your head. I know He loves you soooooooo much!

  9. Alexandria Contreras says:

    Thankyou so much for sharing this , I’ve been dealing with Anxiety and I needed this confirmation that those thoughts are demonic. I know it’s hard to talk about but thank you for opening up! Means more than you know!

    1. Thank you so much, Alexandria. I’m so glad Daddy God blessed you. Jesus will help you through, and as you pray and present your requests to Him with thanksgiving, He will give you peace! May He comfort you and give you rest in His presence today as you seek Him. 🙂 Manifold blessings to you today in Jesus’ name! 🙂

  10. Thank you for this. I recently experienced the depression and anxiety, which has its roots in a stressful job. We are pressured to perform and compete with coworkers. I am not a competitive or assertive person. So as you can imagine, I am the odd ball. This job is not good for my health. Like you, I find my peace in praying and reading GOD’S WORD. I praying to GOD for a better job. The realty is, I cannot find a job earning what I earn in my community. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

    1. I’m so sorry you’re going through this, Melinda. I pray God would show you what to do each moment, and that He would deliver you from this situation if it’s harming you. Help my sister, Jesus. You are Deliverer!!!!!
      I will pray for you today, Melinda. May Daddy God protect you and keep you safe under His wings today.

  11. Thank you for your work and service to the Lord. Your articlcle came when it was greatly needed. I am encouraged and have been waiting many years for a break through in situations in my life. I wait on the Lord to order my steps and to change things as he will. Do please pray that I continue to trust in Him no matter how I feel hope drain from me at times.

  12. Thank you for your work and service to the Lord. Your article came when it was greatly needed. I am encouraged and have been waiting many years for a break through in situations in my life. I wait on the Lord to order my steps and to change things as he will. Do please pray that I continue to trust in Him no matter how I feel hope drain from me at times.

  13. Thnx. ‘stay calm god will fight our battles’ That thought i just love 😀

    1. Amen. He is fighting for you this very moment! And if you’re in the middle of warfare, you might find Psalm 3 encouraging. 🙂

      1. Crystal Gonzalez says:

        I have a question, If you give your life to god, and your problems, depression, anxiety, why not also all the medication? Why don’t people also quit taking medication for depression? Honestly I think medication makes things worse

        1. thank you for reminding me. last week i was triggered again by what i have watched in the television or in social media but now i’m recovering. im thinking positively and always start my day with God and end it full of gratitude and love for God. I know it takes time for me to completely recover but i know God is with me all the time. May you also pray for me for my complete healing. Thank you so much!

  14. Thanks for sharing, I been struggling with this and suddenlly your articule apearse in mi home page of pintres; thank you Lord for your answer, God bless you.

    1. Praising God for blessing you, Carmina! I pray the Holy Spirit would strengthen and encourage you today.

  15. I have had anxiety for almost 20 years. The last three being the most intense. I have had constant chest pain since 11/28/13. I feel like I was almost healed through prayer, fasting, worship, and reading the word. God told me that I was closer than I thought. Then I had a relapse with my addiction and I haven’t been able to get back on track. I just feel hopeless because I don’t have the strength to pray and fast like I did before. I keep hearing that breakthrough is near, but then it never comes. I believe but Jesus help me with my unbelief. Please pray for me, a word of encouragement would be nice too. Thank you God Bless!

    1. Hi Micah, I’m sorry you’re going through a tough time. The absolutely best and most helpful things I can encourage you to do are: 1. Study God’s Word every day, even if it’s only 10 minutes. Start with John and stay in the Gospels for a long time. Ask the Holy Spirit to open His Word up to your understanding every time you open your Bible; and ask Him to help you obey what you read. 2. Find a godly mentor and be totally transparent with them.
      These two keys will really make a big difference if you are not already doing them. I will certainly pray for you today.
      Thank you for reading my blog. Have a wonderful day, and may our Comforter, the Holy Spirit, help you receive the love of Father God for you today.

      1. Thank you for time! I will definitely be in the word and I do have a few Godly mentors that I vent with. It helps. God bless!

        1. I have felt hopeless many times during my struggle with anxiety and I felt like I was failing God constantly, but God assured me that his love for me is not dependent on what I was doing because he already died on the cross for me, after that I felt realeased of all the guilt I had over my anxiety and feeling like I wasn’t doing enough!

          1. Wow. Did you just comment that? I felt like I read that before. Like deja vu. What a trip…thank you for the encouragement!

          2. Alexandria says:

            Awe I’m so glad!

          3. Alexandria says:

            So cool! Gods was probably putting the same thing on your heart so when you read it , it felt familiar!

          4. Amen! I’ve heard that deja vu feeling means that you are lining up with God’s will! Hallelujah!

  16. I’m going thru anxiety which yes causes you to feel scared and hopeless and depressed. My fear is based in being fearful of a heart attack, I’m 56 yr old women who had dealt with anxiety since my teens.My heart will race and it scares me thinking I could have a heart attack which only makes it worse.I know my thoughts have a lot to do with it and I pray and have found hope,the thoughts will come back and once again I find myself praying
    My anxiety comes from a fear of my heart racing so it’s a vicious cycle. My medical ins.doesnt take affect for 2 more months but when it does I go for a physical and if everything is fine,from past experience, my anxiety will be gone..My anxiety had pretty much always been caused by thinking I have heart problems, I do have pvc’s but I’m more at the age where heart problems can come into play.I obsess and find praying and changing my thought processes is what works. I pray for all of you who are dealing with this and I pray that God will deliver you to peace and a loving trusting relationship with Him. Good Bless!

  17. Hiiiiiii am really astonished at your story it has really helped me to know someone went through such and came out Ive been struggling with something almost similar and of course I’ve felt God doesn’t care but reading your article makes me have hope again Thank God for you…..anyway I still find it difficult to believe God loves me I always feel rejected by Him even when sometimes I come to the realisation of His love I forget again and I struggle with comparisons a lot because I can’t help believing the lies of the devil that God treats me unfairly and loves others more due to the things that go on in my life .pls help me

    1. Hi Hazel. I’m glad the post encouraged you. I would like to put out there that you can help believing the devil. All of us can. The way we say no to the devil’s attacks is simply to fill our minds with God’s Word, and to speak God’s Word out of our mouths–and only His Word. I used to take my Bible or a book of Scriptures and pace back and forth in my kitchen, shouting God’s Word over myself at the top of my lungs. The loudness of my shouting didn’t convince God; God was already convinced! But shouting God’s Word over myself did convince ME. 🙂
      You can overcome the devil every time by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. Revelation 12:11.
      Go for it, sister. You can do this. CHRIST in you can do this, and you can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens you. 🙂
      Thank you so much for reading my blog!

  18. Hi it was so encouraging to read about you being healed from anxiety. I would like to know if you meditated on these scriptures everyday as is from the bible. Also i am on medication but i slowly want to wean myself of it. Thanks for reply God bless.

  19. Micala McCrimmon says:

    I am so encouarage by this. Wanting to tel you my story. How do i stay on this as i type it goes away.
    I sleep with my bible as god works through his word.

  20. This is actually true. While Praying, last night, God has amazingly healed my anxiety! My heart is full of peace.

    1. I’m thrilled to hear this, brother Frank. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. God is so good. His Word works every time! We praise You, Lord Jesus, for Your faithfulness!

    2. Please pray for me that GOD will heal me from anxiety.it’s messes with my breathing everyday feel like imma stop breathing.

  21. Terry Hodges says:

    Thank you Jamie..this is an encouragement! Your transparency gives life and hope! the testimony of the things u went thru except suicide thoughts and the very scriptures are what is me what I been thru and going thru! after deliverance, saved fill with HS after 25 yrs see how we in a war against enemy and no doubt needed to grow in things of God. After suddenly in christian home . it all lost.. in 2008 the mistrust, betrayal and honor, faith was come against and who I am.The enemy is a liar! in professional career for 26 years in 2012 layed off unjustly. the stress, and 2 lay off resolved, take advantage of my talents where others got my credit what I deserved in promotions…recognition gone..Now in 4 yrs no job only early pension. My desire for those same jobs seem to disappear.. no openins to. My adult 3 girls now, see very little, live close. Holding on to accusations, hurts. being a loving father.. Im hanging on.. this like the strange trial u talking about. This journey now the Lord working in me, extreme new patience with suffering for the things I hope for, the anxiety for time to time..He is revealing himself.. It has been a loney walk and I declare breakthru from all fears! Perfecting so things and bring order in my life. I have slight torrettes syndrome like a thorn in my flesh..BUT God word says Im delivered, healed and He has a plan for my life. I can only know he is preparing me for the great.. He is my vindicator, healer and recompense with honor for all the enemy has stolen and restoration of my relationship with my kids! they are born again so I believe they will be so filled with the HG and fire! The Love of God to reveal himself to me anew and flood my soul! the Very purposes , gifts of God,His prophetic teaching call on my life his plans for me and being fulfilled with all prosperity in soul, finances and favor! Breaking off every disappointment as I cry out to God with Longing for deeper trust in Him!Thank you for your intercessory prayers for me.. You are a blessing to the body of Christ!

    1. Hi, brother Terry. Thank you for reading. I encourage you to continue taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Every thought the enemy presents you with has to go in Jesus’ name. The enemy has no place in your life. You are completely and 100% the property of Jesus Christ, and you have authority over all the works of darkness in Jesus’ name.
      I prayed for you just now. Be blessed today. May you have wisdom and discernment from Jesus today.

  22. Same anxiety depression one after another. Is strong during day time, let up evening some. Get tingling in body, not enough sleep. I need a healing soon. Hard to go on. Thanks for all your comments. I pray for a clear mind.

    1. Friend, I am sorry you are experiencing that right now. I encourage you to pray without ceasing. Cast all your cares upon the Lord, for He will sustain you. Become a man of prayer, day in and day out. As this article discusses, prayer is the key to overcoming anxiety and depression. I will pray for you.

    2. I feel the same way at times, just giving up BUT the God we serve has a brighter future for us…stay in prayer and see a therapist…I just started my medication and therapy and I know with this combination (MOSTLY TRUSTING GOD’S WORD) only greatness can come… please pray for me and I will pray for you

  23. Stephanie says:

    I will. I started today.

    1. Hi Sis,
      I hope you were able to commit yourself to prayer and meditation on the Word and hope our Father has healed your anxiety and depression.

      I have been in this state of anxiety and depression for too long and after reading this wonderful post and the many testimonies about how they conquered anxiety I’m feeling hopeful again.

      Stay blessed ??

  24. Connor Finerty says:

    Hello, I’m 18 and about to move to college. I have Crohn’s disease, an grew up with an autistic brother. I get really anxious and I have been feeling down. I had a wart growing up and I got it removed a few years ago. I still have some skin issues and I’m very OCD about it. My self esteem is really low. Please pray for me.
    I don’t want to die, but I can’t continue living this way.

    1. Praying for you and the devil wants us to feel we are doomed or hopeless but Jesus took all our infirmities and sins and imperfections and OCD and anxieties, everything to the Cross. He redeemed us and has set us free. We have to believe God, not our enemy. He is a liar and I pray you heal and arecompletely restored in Jesus name from the spirit of fear for God did not give us the spirit of fear but that of power , love, and a sound mind.

  25. Thank you so much for this article. It really helped me and I know that God led me to it ☺ you really helped me – thank you.

  26. Hi there. Please pray for me. The doctors could not diagnose me of anything, but I suffer the dizziness, head pressures, nausea (though the lord took this away for the most part), the random chest pains that most likely started my panic attacks and multiple E.R. visits. I did over worry at one point. I’ve been having trouble sleeping too and these weird brain fogs that prevent me from writing on my blog and here. I prayed a lot and the lord has led me to realize I have anxiety and panic attacks. I still struggle with all this from time to time and I work at a hospital so it just triggers my anxiety even if I feel calm. I need the energy to work at the hospital as well. Not to mention, this anxiety has caused me to become depressed and trouble concentrating. I have a feeling the devil is really trying not to let go. So I ask for prayers to please have the Lord heal me and take away all these “weird” symptoms. I still pray as much as I could but like what my friend would joke with me “even Thor needs help.” So I need to lose my pride as well. So I need help in prayers folks, so please pray for me and I’ll do the same for you folks. May all of you be healed in Jesus name Amen.

    1. Hi Terence. Im sorry if your’e experiencing that. But Please remember our Daddy God is always with us you can talk to him anytime and he will free you from those attacks. i myself experience anxieties once in a while. But the more I feel it the more I PRAY. Just TRUST HIM. And you will know how incredible our Daddy God is. He loves us so much. Dont stop Praying even if sometimes you don’t feel anything. ” The Lord is close to the brokenhearted he rescues those whose spirits are crushed” PSALM 34:18 <3

  27. God bless you for sharing. The anxiety came back with a bang this new semester and it’s been getting worse. I’ve had bad chest pains and back aches, and now my throat is irritated. I’ve prayed for God to remove it from me yet it seems like nothing is happening. I know that healing requires sacrifice, that is me surrendering completely to God and just releasing the control that I wish I had over my life. It’d mean the world to me if you’d pray for me.

    Thanks for the inspiring post!
    Hugs!

    1. Alexandria Contreras says:

      I totally understand what that feels like! Our Pastor recently said in a sermon that anxiety means we either need to stop doing something or start doing something! So interesting! My husband had severe anxiety while in school also and ultimately had to stop the program he was in, it was the hardest decision we’ve ever made but it has been a total blessing to us also! Not saying you need to quit what your doing but it might be worth asking God if he’s calling you to something else! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0HIckU_bA this is a link to one of the sermons dealing with anxiety from the church we attend, hopefully it encourages you!!

  28. Please please pray for me. I have battled depression and anxiety for years. I’m afraid and feel lonely. I want so much for Jesus to heal me. Thank you!

    1. I have prayed for you Rhonda. I have prayed for God to remove your pain. May God bless you.

  29. Need prayer, over whelmed, meds not as effective, feel down anxious, like stuck, Praying hard. Hard to focus, health family issue thanks. Already on email list.

  30. Steven E Gilbertson says:

    Need prayer, depression Anxiety high, meds flat, hope praying, over whelmed family, health, thanks

  31. Dixie-Ann says:

    Hi. Dix is d name. I dont react to change very welI & i get anxious & depressed. Ihave been placed on a new desk at work. So overwhelming. I think i am so far away from Daddy, but i know He loves me. Trying to be perfect is so so so draining. I want or need to overcome. Trying not to crawl into my shell. I start things & cant seem to finish. So much physical pain as well. Prayer & reading d Word is such a task. I used to get up at 3am to pray. Is Father silent? I need to buck up. Keep me in prayer

  32. I need all the prayer in the world right now. I feel so anxious. I feel like a failure, but I am a child of the most high God and I am not a failure because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  33. Alexandra Hawkins says:

    I thank you for your story. I copied it for use hopefully on a regular basis. I too am an anxiety sufferer for more than 20 years. You know I don’t know why for sure. My whole family suffers as well. We endured 20 years of abuse. That’s not the total importance here though. Maybe part of the reason for the anxiety. I feel we are cursed the family. I don’t know if that is true, but it sure does feel that way. I/we my family needs prayer. I cannot take the “traditional” medications, I had one of those dna tests done for it? Since at least 13 medications haven’t helped. That was in 4 years time. I’m sure others can relate. I feel sad for all of you. But, from what Jamie has written, I believe there is hope. I am going to try acupuncture as well.I also want to read and re-read this wonderful information. I believe I, we all can be healed of this debilitating disease. I pray that we will all wait upon the Lord, somedays it’s like eternity, and be good of courage, because he will strengthen our hearts. The devil is always trying to tell me different. God Bless you all, and thanks, Jamie.

  34. Thank you for this post. I have always loved God. He has always been my rock. I went through a very rough time and found myself leaving and turning because I was getting upset that he wasn’t healing me. But as I read through this post I realized I wasn’t allowing Him to heal me because I was angry that he allowed it to happen. I do want God to give me another chance! But that’s only going to happen if I give Him one. I knew it was possible to be cured from anxiety through God. That’s why I’ve waited and not taken medicine. I’m waiting on Him! Thanks for the post!

  35. Today my old car broke down again. I am broke, and I can work without the car. I just need help with prayer. I feel like everytime I pray, it reverberates from the walls and hit the floor. I really don’t think the Creator hears me. I really in desperate help for prayers…anything helps.

      1. Thank you Jamie, I am contemplating suicide… I am tired of everything…please don’t stop praying for me… I love you and thank you.

  36. i’ve been struggling from anxiety for almost 2 weeks now. i know it may sound that it’s just stress because it should take months before you can say that it is anxiety but with the symptoms that i’ve been experiencing, i know that it is anxiety. it started when i was watching movie where one of the characters was diagnosed with a mental illness or psychiatric illness, then after watching i became obsess of thinking that “what if i may get that illness, or i might lose my mind” those thoughts were always on my head which then started to make me anxious. as i get nervous, i thought that there’s really something wrong with me because i cannot think straight and i only focus on my fear. until i develop panic attacks where as if my heart will about to explode, it seems like im no longer in the reality, i always concentrate with my worries and always get nervous. i even worry so much because of the thought that my love ones are starting to worry. i took their worries negatively and i became anxious again that as if “they’re worrying because there’s really something wrong with me”. i took all things negatively which made me anxious every now and then.

    thankful to my best friend and my cousin who has a great connection with God, they helped me understand that with God, everything is possible. so i devoted most of my free time praying and listening to gospel songs. i was even called by my sister that she already thinks that i’m “weird” because i always listen to gospel songs every night. which made me realize that i am not really into God before, that i only come to him whenever im in need and when i have already what i wanted God to give me, i again start to lay low to him. this made me guilty.

    for days, i always question why God has given me this kind of suffering. it felt so unjust because i know there are more sinful persons who deserve this disorder. until i realized yesterday, “God is in control. he would never give us problems which we cannot handle. i am so blessed that i only got an Anxiety, not cancer or other terminal illnesses. There are people who suffer worst that what i am experiencing now.” those thoughts came to my mind. then i started to accept things. “Lord if this is what you have given me, I ACCEPT IT with ALL MY HEART, because i know that this is not a negative things that happen to me. Instead it is a BLESSING! So I am so grateful that you’ve let me experienced anxiety in order to understand people who are also struggling to this in their worst cases. Thank you because you have given me the chance to draw me closer to you Lord. Now even if i am having panic attacks or nervousness, i will no longer worry because it is just a symptom of anxiety and it will come and go. I offer to you my life and I trust you my life Lord. everything that are happening to me has a purpose and importance in my life.”

    so those of you who are suffering from anxiety, fear not, because it may last long, but it will serve as a shield like what captain america is using to protect himself. it makes us stronger. and it makes us realize that even if we worry, as long as we trust God, nothing wrong will happen. i hope you will also learn to accept what you are experiencing today that you seem so unfair and took it negatively and instead look in a more positive perspective. that it is not a punishment. It is a gift from GOD. so let us all pray for the healing of each and everyone of us and share our miraculous experiences to people who are in need and always be grateful to the Life that God has given to us.

    and also im so thankful for meditation because it also helped me a lot in calming my body and mind

    Love you all people. GOD BLESS US ALL!!

    1. I am sorry you have been going through a hard time, but please know that anxiety and fear are not from the Lord. He did not give these things to you. HE gave you power, love, and a sound mind. And He wants you to be free from anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, with prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” I pray you will fight anxiety through prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving. Papa God loves you very much and wants your mind and soul to be free.

  37. I’m so thankful for this today. I’ve been dealing with what doctors believe to be anxiety and depression. The problem for me is, its constant, it never goes away. Doctors have tried me on 3 different medications that have not worked. One even put me in the hospital with a reaction. I’m beyond frustrated and scared. I feel hopeless. I had a similar episode that lasted 2 year around 12 years ago and I never thought I would have to go through that again. My only hope is in God and although there aren’t many stories of God healing people with anxiety and depression, I have to hold on to hope in him. It’s been 3 months and my symptoms keep getting worse. Nobody understands and doctors are still trying to find meds. I finally said, I need to stay off the internet, theres nothing but negativity and no hope from people and I stumbled on this site. I need to keep my focus that God has a plan and within his time, he will heal me from this.

  38. Kristin, I am sorry tp hear about your suffering. Anxiety and depression are torment! With Gods perfect love, those issues can be gone! God has brought me from many symptoms! When we keep our mind on Him, He will keep us in perfect peace. Jesus said come to me, and that He will take our burdens and give us rest for our souls. Our souls are our minds, thoughts and emotions. So no matter what we are dealing with, He will take it from us. He was wounded for us, it was by His stripes. He is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. Everything we need is in the resurrected Savior. We don’t put our trust in the wisdom of man but in the power of God.
    Kristin, I like to say that anxiety and depression are like being stuck in quick sand. The harder we fight it, the deeper we sink. Its not about finding a technique, like breathing or whatever docs tell us to do, its about accepting the symptoms while thay are present. Fighting them is like adding gas to a fire. Its adding adrenaline to fear and so the cycle continues. Let the fearful thoughts come! Satan is a liar and he wants to kill, steal and destroy. Jesus has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly. The best advice I can give is to stop trying and rest in Him. He love you with perfect love. The love that drives away fear!

    1. Thank you for your words. It has really encouraged me. I pray throughout each day asking for our Lord’s help and guidance to overcome my anxiety. I have my full faith in Him. God bless you x

  39. Wow. How amazingly our God works! Been battling depression and anxiety for 13 years.. It is so encouraging to know I’m not alone. But more so.. That we do have HOPE. Hope is a Person.. Jesus Christ. In Him we have hope. Jamie, my deepest desire is also to be able to help others see the victories the Holy Spirit can accomplish in us if we dare take Him at His word. Depression is a very cruel battle, but very real. How our Dad must long for us to be completely free from fear. I found that my depression was deeply rooted in fear and as the Holy Spirit started to deliver me from fear, the depression also had to go. I still have horrible days where I just want to sleep the time away.. But the Spirit beckons us to continue to choose life. A huge break through for me was when I realized how hard I was trying to save myself from the agony of depression. The Lord literally lead me to “let go” and free fall into His grace. I realized I never believed HE wanted me free, more than I longed for it. I had to start believing it. He is with us in this journey and He wants us to live again! And as you read my words, trust me.. He wants YOU free.

  40. Adaugo Nkwocha says:

    I have been battling anxiety and depression for 3 years now. I lost an 8 month old pregnancy after a horrible CS… i went through the recovery process alone.After I had my second child two years ago, the depression came forcefully. I, m always frightened of cancer especially breast cancer since a friend of mine died from it. I have been praying ceaselessly.,shed millions of tears yet no relief. But my FAITH IS NOT DEAD.. I strongly believe that God will heal me. And I come back and testify…

    1. I’m so sorry that happened to you, Adaugo. I am praying for you now. And YES, Papa WILL heal and restore you!

  41. Larissa Reid says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story Jamie. Boy have a had a rough week and this post filled me with reassurance and hope. I love God and i live my life for him. I live each day as the person that God created me to be, joyful, cheerful and grateful. However sometimes I come down with depression and anxiety; it fills me with guilt and confusion. Do I not have enough faith? Am I not completely submitted? What does this have to do with Gods plan for my life? I trust in God, but right now i am confused and hurting. I do believe that God will heal me, I believe that he has a plan for my life and i will be patient.

  42. I have been suffering with anxiety for 6 months, caused as a result of family illness, work pressures along with other things. I have always had a strong faith and have found recently that my belief in God and prayer is helping me fight this horrible battle.
    The last couple of days I have had a bit of a meltdown and my anxiety has returned and my sleep is virtually no existent again. He has obviously guided me to this site as well and as I have sat reading everyone’s posts, it has made me feel so calm again and I know God is looking after me and healing me.
    I must add that our dog almost died just before Christmas and was diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer. The vets said he would not see 2018 and he is still here with us thanks to prayer and the love of our Holy Father. The vets have absolutely no explanation as the cancer has completely disappeared, but we know he is our little miracle and gift from God.
    Thank you so much to everyone for sharing and for creating this site. Praise God and let His love protect us all. xx

    1. Im suffering from various ailments and depression for 2 years now almost completely isolated but with support from my wife and daughter who is now married.

  43. Im suffering from various ailments and depression for 2 years now almost completely isolated but with support from my wife and daughter who is now married.

  44. Im suffering from various ailments and depression for 2 years now almost completely isolated but with support from my wife and daughter who is now married. I hope and pray to be able recover with your kind help thru this column.

  45. Hi Jamie,
    you will probably know me from emails sent and received. To all who posted on here please know
    I’m with you in this battle against evil.
    Andrew Wommack Joel Osteen’s inspiring sermons show God is working through these trials like with the apostle Paul who kept serving God even though he didn’t get the thorn in his side removed.
    What I Ilke with Joel is his mentioning that David went THROUGH the valley and not being stuck there. Also how gold is put in a furnace to remove the dross and get refined.
    And when he talks about the potters wheel which shapes lumps of clay into beautiful tea cups, jars etc after going through very hot furnaces as well.
    I’m paying that the meds I take will be weaned off with their side effects which is worse.
    But I wish you all God’s speed and blessings that we all will be guided by His beloved son to find full healing through his devine Word

  46. Thank you for reminding me that nothing is more important than a prayer when facing depression!

  47. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your story. I found this as I was at my lowest I’ve ever felt today and God has used your story to give me hope.

  48. I posted a while ago regarding my battle with anxiety. It has been a dark few months but has brought me back to God. It has also been a lesson to me and I have a lot more empathy and love of everything and everyone around me. I am overcoming my anxiety with God’s help and I pray continually. One little miracle and turning point was one day I felt particularly desperate and prayed begging for help. Within a few hours my daily Bible verse dropped into my email and I wanted to share it with everyone:

    Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Amen
    This has brought me so much strength and when I start to feel the pressures of anxiety, I read it to myself and remember that He loves us and will help us. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. God Bless x

  49. Your story is similar to mine. I am glad you have written this post, so that it can reach out to the other’s in the similar situations. Only God can do what noone can when it comes to battling depression. Personal experiences of having such a good father, i never knew before. God bless all 🙂

  50. I have anxiety and depression and have struggled with it for years! I often forget that the Lord wants to hear from his children and wants us to cry out to him for comfort and relief. I need to start doing this more in my life!

    1. Hi Audrey! He sure does love you and definitely wants to hear from you! Go for it – I believe you’ll be glad you did!

  51. Regardless of how I feel (stress hormones), I have the choice to accept them and trust God.

  52. Thank you! I really needed to read something like this today.

  53. I have been suffering for a while from anxiety and stress. I was in the ER several times and put on several medications for my blood pressure. God sent me to a doctor that told me I don’t have high blood pressure it is from anxiety and stress. I have prayed for God to heal me of all health issues and cure me of my anxiety and wandering thoughts that make me worry about possible diseases I may have. I prayed just now for God to send me a sign that he is healing me and he sent me here. Praise God. I need to remind myself to let go and let God take care of things and take care of me. Thank you so much for this site and for being led here. Please pray that my recovery is quick and that once again I can enjoy God’s gift of this world and all those in it.

  54. Thank you Jamie! I thank God for you!

  55. Dear Jamie, thank you so much for sharing your story! very heartfelt and hopeful!
    Thank God for you to pay in forward and heal others,

    What a blessing,

    Beverly, Massachusetts

  56. Thank you Jamie. I have battled with anxiety and low self esteem for many years due to rejection and being mistreated in several situations including a place I worked for 5 years. It has taken a toll. I have a new job now but am still struggling with anxiety. I want God to heal me. I know it is a deep issue as it developed over many years. But I know God can do anything. God Bless You Jamie! I will begin praying about this today!

  57. Thank you Jaime for sharing and your encouragement. I am going through a storm and asking for prayers as Jesus leads you especially in finances, housing, right people to help and favor. God bless you and thank you again Jaime🌺

  58. Georgekutty P.A says:

    Thank you Jamie for this message and encouraging word of God.Praise God and thank you for the prayers.

  59. Annanson John says:

    He[Jesus]is able. I have not known continuous peace whatever the other things are called for very long time, and when my education was botched in 97,I went through a depression I didn’t know because I think here in my world there nothing like depression, not my being taken to the nation’s premier psychiatric hospital for review told me I was depressed and when the consultant cleared me and said, I was a bit paranoid, I ignored it. By this time I have been to Islam, ISKON, and other religions and by 2001 ,I encountered the Lord Jesus Christ again and things became wonderful as it was a great place for prayer and mission expeditions, I got to Ghana’s premier and premium Seminary and I thought, even though I might not become a doctor my hope of restoring my education and having a meaningful life is back and again I got the rude shock of my life when the very man of God who had asked for me and prophesied incredible things over my life turned against me because the wife couldn’t get me in her ‘clique’ as a matter of fact, I didn’t know there was a clique in the ministry until a lie was level against me that I have said monies meant for me were not given me and I have not said anything like that and the old man did not ask me, except to one day called me and said, sponsorship have come to an end and he has no money to keep me, and I was not heird in the sense of the word, I was far from my home Region upper west and I have nowhere else to go, it was not the homelessness that got into me, it was the betrayal and gang up I faced in a demon casting, deliverance ministry that shocked me, later in prayer a friend saw that a word had been released against me and I also dreamt, and decided to go to the old man and ask him and I was rattled, he then in rage told me what he was told, I said, we patched up and I have been on one valley after another, BUT, but after going through this teachings and the honesty I encountered in the message, I believe greater things are going to happen in my life. God bless you as always for your sincere, honest teaching and fellowship!!

  60. Lucretia Wingate says:

    Thank 🙏🏾💕 You 😊

  61. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    It’s July 11,2020 and i just received this message a while ago.How amazing God can read my mind,know my thoughts because He created me and appointed me. Jamie,you don’t know me or ehat i am hoinf tbrough but God sees everything.God chose you for such a time as this.This is my message and i received it and I wanted to acknowledge Our GOD for His Love.I am going through it right now.He is really a wonderful God who really
    really cares.Praise GOD.Amen!!!!

  62. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    *What I am going through…..

  63. Mrs. Rembert says:

    Sister Jamie-Just a word of encouragement for you. This word was right on point for me in my situation at this point and time. Thank you for letting the Lord use you! Thank you I needed this.

  64. Bless you Jamie. It is worth noting!!

  65. Good morning Jamie, this word does hit home for me. I have been dealing with the overwhelming feeling of anxiety for years due to mistrust in a relationship. However, lately I have been feeling sad which is different and odd. I can’t seem to put my finger on the root cause, but I know God Is,
    Thank you for this blessing today it is greatly appreciated

    Thank you Father God

  66. Thank you Jaime for your testimony & this amazing word of encouragement and exhortation!! I felt my anxiety decreasing just reading the verses you included in this article! Praise God for giving you this insight to share with us!! Just last night I started praying immediately when I feel the anxiety coming on, and I felt it subside right away and the Lord gave me an answer for what I was anxious about! I realized I need to be doing this waaay more often! Jesus does tell us to cast our burdens unto Him…..And now I will add these scriptures you shared as well 🙂

  67. Selvarajah D. Ezra says:

    Thanks Jamie for the word of encouragement.
    The Lord is good 💞 and He really cares.

  68. Amen. This is exactly my word. Thank you ABBA FATHER.

  69. This is so refreshing, I have had oppression, and I claim victory with reading the word, trusting praying,I have had panic attacks 20 yrs ago, depression, yes, mental illness is in my family, I hope to hear more from you, I am in his hands and trusting the Lord in what I have been the.ty

  70. Has anyone ever had trouble with after getting free from oppression to have it come back I felt it real strong at a ppersons house, I’m so unhappy. It said I wanted it, I don’t, but it happened. Help

  71. Does anyon have trouble controlling your thoughts,? I do I try to think on the Lord and it is very hard. I have had oppression,

  72. Hi, I have had depression and anxiety troubles for about 9 years now, It all started with my first heart break but It becomes severe only when I experience heartbreak from a lady…I am really down and have been to a facility, I exercise and I study the word…I wake up every morning feeling this heartbreak and unable to control negative thoughts…I’m currently suffering from low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, hopelessness. I mean I am afraid at all times for all reasons, I really need this to go…I have prayed and been prayed for, I study the word…My faith is not up at all. I feel the opposite of faith at all times, which is fear.

  73. Thankyou Jamie for this uplifting word, and for prayers that help and heal in Jesus name Amen

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