Meditate on Grace After a Panic Attack

Severe anxiety and periods of panic may have come to complicate your grief, adding more pressure to the pain of loss you already feel. Sister in Christ, take heart. You are holy and set apart by the grace of God, even today and even in suffering. Through a three-part mini series for help through panic attacks and anxiety, we have discussed how Christ nourishes us in our anxiety and how the Bible gives us perspective as we face panic attacks and anxiety; today, we are discussing four biblical meditations for when you are recovering from a panic attack. As you recover, ...

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Share Your Story Saturday {Missi’s Story}

After much prayer, my husband, Brandon, and I decided that we wanted to add another “arrow” to our family (Psalm 127:4). We were blessed with three brave girls and still felt like God was calling us to be parents again. On April 11, 2016, I took a test, and surprisingly my honored eyes read: pregnant. I just started giggling and crying simultaneously. Thanking God, and feeling honored that He would entrust another one of His children to us. I was thankful to be nauseous and loved eating anything fried. My appointments leading up to our 20-week ultrasound showed a ...

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Psalm 16 Reflections {Fullness of Joy}

If you’re new here or haven’t participated before, we’re so glad you joined us! Here’s how it works: To participate in our Psalm 16 Reflections link-up, all you have to do is write on the word or phrase of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post here (via the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post). Be sure to add the actual permalink to your specific post, and not your blog’s homepage (e.g. http://hopemommies.org/psalm-16-reflections and not just hopemommies.org). If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to post your ...

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Perspective for Enduring Panic Attacks

Panic attacks—they are crippling. Your mind spins, your pulse is out-of-control fast, the world fades, and you feel like you are sinking into it. If this is happening to you—I am so very sorry. Have panic attacks become a part of your life since loss occurred—or become accentuated? In this post, I focus specifically on enduring panic attacks with biblical perspective, with peace. I understand that you have likely spent significant time praying and yearning for a remedy. And I understand that when you hear the words “worry,” “fear,” or “anxious” from ...

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Share Your Story Saturday {Erin’s Story}

I’ve heard a lot of people say that when they went through something hard, they felt the closest to God during that season than they ever had before —that just wasn't the case with me. Emma Grace was our first child.  Everything was going perfectly with the pregnancy when we went in for our routine 20-week ultrasound in October of 2011, then everything changed.  After finding out that there were many things medically wrong with our precious girl, we left the doctor’s office in complete shock and devastation. I remember thinking, this is where the rubber meets ...

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Psalm 16 Reflections {Not Abandoned}

Welcome to our Psalm 16 Reflections Link-Up. We’re so glad you joined us! Here’s how it works: To participate in this link-up, all you have to do is write on the word or phrase of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post here (via the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post). Be sure to add the actual permalink to your specific post, and not your blog’s homepage (e.g. http://hopemommies.org/psalm-16-reflections and not just hopemommies.org). If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to post your reflection in the comments here each ...

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Nourished by Christ in My Wilderness of Anxiety

About four years ago, I experienced my first, full-blown panic attack. Those experiences accumulated and I grew to have increasing difficult with leaving my home. I remember willfully dumping myself into the passenger seat to be driven to my parents’ nearby home—only two minutes later to feel an urgent pull within for the car to be turned around. Or I remember my husband and I taking our trotting dog for a walk, yards from our home, unable to carry a simple conversation because of the mental pain. For many Hope Moms, anxiety of various proportions can come as one of ...

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Share Your Story Saturday {Sarah’s Story}

Three years ago, our lives changed forever. Of all the big moments in life, nothing has quite changed me like grief. Most moments close one chapter and open a new chapter. But grief practically changes your DNA. I will never see life or circumstance the same way again. After two normal, uncomplicated pregnancies, I took pregnancy for granted. So, when we went to the doctor with our third pregnancy and they couldn’t find the heartbeat, our whole world seemed to stop. On May 17, 2014, we had to say “hello” and “good-bye” to Solomon Elijah. God’s peace was ...

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Psalm 16 Reflections {Rejoice}

 If you’re new here or haven’t participated before, we’re so glad you joined us! Here’s how it works: To participate in our Psalm 16 Reflections link-up, all you have to do is write on the word or phrase of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post here (via the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post). Be sure to add the actual permalink to your specific post, and not your blog’s homepage (e.g. http://hopemommies.org/psalm-16-reflections and not just hopemommies.org). If you don’t have a blog, you’re welcome to post your reflect...

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Life Is in His Hands

In this series, “Grieve to the Gospel”—we invite you to share with us together in the truths of the good news of Christ. We can tune our grief to the tones, notes, and chords we hear in it. We will still certainly grieve, but welcoming the gospel into our minds, hearts, and experience will help us to understand what the Bible means when it communicates that there is a uniquely Christian way to grieve (1 Thessalonians 4:13). “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, ...

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