“This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.”
Matthew 6:7 MSG
Panic is defined as sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety.
When you experience it, it makes you want to do something to solve whatever it is that is causing the panic. Very rarely is that action wise.
All kinds of things can cause panic to rise within you and when it does, I am going to ask you to wait.
To go to God first instead of trying to immediately fix it.
When you go to God with your panic, He will give you the wisdom you need to do deal with it the right way.
He knows how to calm your heartbeat and clear your mind.
He is your Father and He knows you. He knows why it is happening and why you are responding to it that way. He also knows how to lead you down the right path, not just the first one that presents itself. Jesus knows if there is a higher way, a better way or a healthier way to deal with it.
Pause the panic and pray.
It doesn’t have to be a long prayer to be a powerful one. Your Father in heaven loves you and knows what even a one-word prayer like “help” means.
Prayer trumps panic every time.
What is causing you to panic right now?
What does pausing the panic and praying instead of reacting look like to you?