On December 29, Christian singer/ songwriter Natalie Grant went super prone about a weaken, anxiety-ridden time she had on a flight with her 11 -year-old daughter Gracie.
“I had a panic attack on my flight tonight, ” Grant shared on Facebook.” My first one in a very long time.”
Although the vocalist couldn’t pinpoint its precise reason, she vividly echoes how paralyzed she felt only five minutes into the flight, citing shortness of breath, restlessness, and utter humiliation 😛 TAGEND
“I don’t exactly know what prompted it. Maybe the exhaustion of the last month of touring, going straight into Christmas, and I’m a bit running around. Then again, I was also extra sad to leave my parents this time. These times are so precious and they come and go too quickly. I believe my precarious spirit sometimes procreates me more suggestible to those stupid fiery projectiles. But whatever the reason, five minutes into the flight, I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t sit still. I felt ridiculous. Perplexed. Ashamed.”
It was at that precise time when this strong, God-fearing maid of faith was shown the child-like faith that it is necessary to renewed in her heart.
“And at that moment, my Gracie girl took my hand and said,’ Jesus, right now we say no to nervousnes and yes to truth. Because Jesus, you are greater than any fright, ‘” wrote Grant.
As Gracie’s simple-minded devotion imbued her consciousness, the vocalist realized that she needed to make a decision to appreciation Truth rather than to let her suffers buyer her 😛 TAGEND
“As she cried, I made a decision to grab ahold of what I know, instead of wallow in what I felt. Faith isn’t a magic potion. It’s a alternative. My 11 -year old-fashioned daughter facilitated me elect well, tonight.”
“I often beat myself up after I struggle with panic, reviewing my faith should be more giant-like, ” she continued. “Tonight I was prompted it precisely needs to be more child-like.”
Grant’s strong story of preferring sect over fear immediately made social media by cyclone, amassing over 120,000 likes on Facebook and Instagram and thousands of encouraging comments.
“Thank you for sharing this vulnerable instant in their own lives, ” wrote one commenter, Alonzo Ramirez. “Being a Christian doesn’t eliminate us from feeling and dimple. We can however use our religion to overcome.’ Jesus, right now we say no to fear and yes to truth.’ ”
Other devotees could refer all too well to Grant’s experience with panic attack and thanked her for open policy about her own experiences.
“Thank you for is just so open about your struggle. I’ve lost with terror and feeling attacks for the last few years, and the tension is also possible debilitating and so so embarrassing, ” shared another commenter. “I’m so thankful for Jesus, medication, musing friends, inspiring parents, and beings like you who remind me that I’m not the only one.”
With anxiety affecting over 40 million adults in the U.S. today, I pray that Natalie Grant’s story of using child-like sect to action fear and expectant anticipates may be a relatable lesson that permeates the hearts of many.