Today we went to a church service. After the message, there was ministry time and I prayed for several women. The 2nd one started to cry while I was praying for her. She dropped to the floor and started crying harder. I was able to get an interpreter and found out that she was feeling deep pain (emotionally) and suffered from panic attacks. I asked if there was anything connected to the start of the panic. Her dad had been in an accident and that was when the panic started. So I encouraged her to not agree with fear anymore (to say that out loud). After she’d done that, I told her that perfect love casts out all fear and God is perfect love. Then I prayed for God to come and break off the panic and the fear – and to fill her with His perfect love and peace.
Her whole countenance changed. By the end she was smiling and laughing. I asked through the interpreter what she was experiencing and she said “such a big peace”. I was so blessed. Honestly at first when she told me that she had panic attacks, I thought to myself – OK who can I find that can come help me pray with her (or do it instead of me). But no one was around that I saw, so I thought OK here I go! Help Lord. It’s not me anyway, but it was so encouraging to be used in that way! Thank you Lord.