How Jesus cleared my hypochondria (depression) in 4 days!

It was 1997 and I had just started University. I don’t like change, never have. So when my school boyfriend of one year broke up with me (cuz it’s all very serious when you’re young you know!) and the comfort and familiarity of my school and friends as well as the classes changed dramatically, depression hit. I was crying throughout the entire night, sleeping for an hour, not eating. I cried during the day. I was just so so sad and depressed.

Somewhere along the line, things got worse. I developed full-blown hypochondria! (Now known as somatic symptom disorder or illness anxiety disorder). I was convinced I had every sickness known to man. A cough meant cancer of the lungs, a headache meant brain tumour, a simple earache meant I was going deaf, you name it. I was a virgin and did not even know what drugs looked like, but after watching Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, yes, I now convinced myself I had AIDS. LOL! I laugh about it now, but at the time it was torture. I was driving myself mad. As soon as you have a minor little ache or pain, out comes the encyclopaedia or Google, and the more you read, the more illnesses you’re convinced you have!  I was born with a cute little birth mark on the back of my neck that looks like a little paw print, and one day when someone commented on it, I decided that the birth mark I knew about for 17 years was now all of a sudden some form of spinal cancer and I would start crying. My family thought this was hilarious and looking back I can laugh, but at the time I was going through sheer mental hell. I never wanted them to know that I was convinced all this was real. Out of all the diseases I had this fear of cancer and every symptom meant I had the dreaded disease. It was so bad that my body ached with short sharp pains the whole day through. Obviously this was my mind’s way of getting off of the break up and drastic change in circumstances, but it was torment nonetheless. A lot of worry, anxiety and major depression. I was convinced that I could take a nurse’s exam and totally pass. That’s how much reading into illnesses and treatment I had done!

One day while waiting for a class to start, I stood up as all the students started going into the lecture hall and I got a bad dizzy spell. I have always had low blood pressure and that has always been common for me, but of course this meant I had a brain tumour. At this point this had been going on for nine months and I had actually had enough of this torment and decided to skip the class and go to the Library – but to read again! But this time it was different. I found a book on aches and pains and decided to go sit at one of the desks and read it as there were no students at the time and it was nice and quiet. As I was approaching one of the desks about to sit down, something told me, for no reason, to go sit at the desk opposite it. As I sat down I looked on the table and someone had engraved “God loves you” into the wood. Something so simple, yet I was flooded with peace. I still had the nerve to read the book and I think I now have a degree graduate level of pains in the body! But when I went home I was so much ‘lighter’, I felt better, more positive.

At the time I was reading a book on one of my favourite authors of all time. She was writing about one of her spiritual warfare encounters that had just gotten too overwhelming and she said that all she had managed to say to God at that exhausting time was “God, this is Your battle, not mine. Thank You for fighting it for me.” That sat so well in my Spirit and I decided then and there that I was going to proclaim that every morning when I woke up until this issue of mine had vanished. As my feet touched the ground I said aloud, “God, this is Your battle, not mine. Thank You for fighting it for me.” I could feel myself getting better each morning and four days later it was gone! Just gone! The pains in my body were gone as well as the tormenting thoughts about my health. I did have to watch them as they still tried to penetrate my mind a few days after that, but I learnt various verses of scripture by heart and would quickly recite them every time they tried coming back. But I was free.
It reminds me of one of my favourite events in the Bible – the battle of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. People had come to him and told him that a vast number of enemies were coming against him, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar”  Jehoshaphat freaked and the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and said, “Hearken you, all Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you king Jehoshaphat, thus says the LORD unto you, be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s 2 Chronicles 20:15
After fasting, all they had to do was just stand, and God fought, and won, the battle for them!

I’m not saying that depression and anxiety, or any mental disorder for that matter, can be cured in four days, because it is not time that cures you, but the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross. I was young, and at that stage I wasn’t as clued up about spiritual warfare or strongholds and authority as I am today. Jesus took the little faith that I had and used it to accomplish a great thing! I wanted to post this because I want people to see that Jesus still heals today – as hard as it feels to overcome the mountain you’re looking at, just. press. on. Proclaim that faith out loud, the devil hates it! Glory be to God! Nothing is too much for Him! How he helped me was painless, free, peaceful, merciful and most of all, gentle. Lean on Him, and He will help you! Be free of your bondage in Jesus’ mighty name! Only He can do it.


You can also check out my other blog that focuses on hypochondria and anxiety

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70 thoughts on “How Jesus cleared my hypochondria (depression) in 4 days!

  1. Paul

    Very powerful testimony. What a great witness to the gospel! It is impossible to fight this battle in our own strength because that just drags us deeper into the swamp of anxiety and worry. Unless Jesus will fight for us then we cannot win.

    Psalm 35:1-3 – “Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
    fight against those who fight against me!
    2 Take hold of shield and buckler,
    and rise up to help me!
    3 Draw the spear and javelin
    against my pursuers;
    say to my soul,
    “I am your salvation.”

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  2. charitybethwilliams

    I am going through terrible hypochondria coupled with doubt which is making it so hard. Prayer would be wonderful but also advice if you have any 🙂

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      1. kingintraining Post author

        There’s a gmail one of yours that was highlighted on the wordpress email notification I got when you commented. I sent it to that one, is it the correct one?

  3. linsey

    Thank you so much for this. I recently had to fight everyday not to go into hypochondriac mode.It will stem from little aches and pains knowing that it’s just due to not drinking, eating or sleeping enough. It started when i got sick some months ago. It was food poisoning but for a few days i couldn’t keep anything down, Then i had to figure out what i could and couldn’t eat and try to get my body back. Ever since then though it has been hard. Things that my body would normally do or go through, Became an automatic red flag and i needed to rush to the doctors or hospital right away.I’m also in nursing school and that doesn’t help haha. Anyway thank you for this

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  4. Linsey

    Thank you so.much for this. I have a been dealing with it for the past few weeks after I had gotten sick from food. Everything the my body was going through meant, im dying. It meant I was never going to get married or have kids. It was this whole thing. Im also in.nursing.school, so it doesnt help lol. But again thank you for this I repeat the words when I wake up and it gives me peace :). God bless!

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  5. Jenn

    I found this today… I have struggled for 4 years with worry, stress, and hypochondria. I had a traumatic experience and I’ve been spiraling downward since. I’ve been chanting your mantra all day, coupled with some verses and uplifting music and I think it’s helped some. I haven’t found a lot on the internet about hypochondria + Christianity, so I cannot thank you enough for posting this.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Jenn, I’m so glad it has blessed you! Traumatic experiences are the perfect trigger for hypochondria. Just remember it is not so much ‘chanting’ but declaring it out loud because of our saving faith in Jesus and what He accomplished on the cross- for situations just like this 🙂 The major theme of hypochondria are our thoughts that cause distress, so an important thing to remember that as Christians we are commanded to take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). Jesus wants us to live in victory, free, so anything we believe (e.g. “the headache I have is a brain tumour”) we accept that into our spirit- so as I suggested to Stan below, take authority over all the thoughts and physical symptoms in Jesus name and command them to leave. You may have to do it a while but everything bows down to Jesus and eventually it must go. You are free to email me anytime if you wish 🙂 kingintraining114@gmail.com

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  6. Stan

    It’s me now..I have all physical symptoms, and I worry about all the possible illnesses out there..I am a hypochondriac and I know I need help..I feel helpless..thanks for posting this..please keep me in prayer..I hate my anxiety and I need God to take over my life…

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Stan, I know how you feel – it’s nothing short of torture. But as our mind and body plays tricks with us with hypochondria, it’s really not a fight we can fight on our own. Just remember that Jesus gave us authority to trample over things that come against us – so when those thoughts and physical symptoms come, say out loud “I take authority over ____ in the name of Jesus and command you to leave my mind and body at once!” Then find some favourite verses you can use and say to wash over your spirit and bring peace. When you get up in the morning declare that authority before you even start your day or put your feet on the floor 🙂 Its a battle, but you will get there if you remain in Him. You’re welcome to email me at any time! kingintraining114@gmail.com

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  7. Shenna

    Im glad knowing that im not the only one that facing this struggle. Im experiencing this right now.. Its really dreadful. Please pray for me.

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  8. Shenna

    I got a major operation last March because of a ovarian cyst but thank God its not cancerous..but since then, every little pain that i would feel meant i will go thru operation again. Because of excessive worrying I got physical symptoms like shortness of breath, headaches, backpains….i dont know whats real anymore. My spirit is so exhausted. I seek God everyday but i still feel exhausted…i feel so sad…

    Anyway, Im so glad finding this blog. Knowing that im not alone in this battle. Im recently praying for people who understand my situation. Thankful that my prayer has just been answered. Thank you for your encouraging blog.

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  9. kathy raymef

    I am also in this battldfield of the mind. I am 59 years old and never imagined this would happen to me. It came when I was weakened and exhausted caring for a family member. I began to google a few symptoms I was having and was directed to MS and ALS. I had my first panic attack, three months ago. I am a woman of deep fsith who loved the Lord and spent much time in prayer and studying the Word, diligent, and I thought faithful. Even after many medical tests all proving negative I continue to fear I am I’ll, taking a toll on my family and really damaging those precious relationships that were built over many years. The physical symptoms are so extreme, numbness, twitching, cramps, etc. That it seems impossible for me to accept that anxiey is the source, and the symptoms produce more and more anxiety. I pray that no one else would experience this

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  10. Bea

    I so needed this ! I’ve struggled with hypocondriac pretty much all my life , it’s gotten worse in tbe past few month… I’m in the health field and having to deal w all my different types if patients sends me home thinking that I too have what they have ! I’m scared of going to the doctors and so I constantly google and drive muself nuts ! Most of the time no kne knows I feel this way since I just keep it to myself! In tired of the daily fear 😦

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  11. Eli Jean

    May God richly bless you for sharing this blog on a subject that is clearly familiar to other Christians. I wholeheartedly believe in spiritual warfare and an see why this would be the perfect tool for the adversary of our souls to use. That old liar. As a youth leader, of any of the youth I work with had this anxiety – I would know exactly what to say. But now that it is happening to me, I seem unable to say those very words back to myself. I gd are much of your testimony and bits of the testimonies of others. I suffered a traumatic event and it seems since then I am very anxious for my health. Every little pain is cancer related (or brain tumour related) in my head. From my moles to every sharp pain I experience. It’s worse when I have a set of symptoms that together, according to Dr Google, mean something hideous. It’s now 3.38am and I’m up, but this time because I searched Google for “Christian and Hypochondriac”. I felt bad searching for those toe words together but I was supposed to stumble on this article. I may not fall asleep after this but if not, I will focus on the fact that the battle is not mine. I pray but then after praying sometimes, I go ahead and accept that the symptoms are real and I spiral back into worry. I just wanted to thank you for bracing this subject. I am going to look up the scripture you referenced about taking thoughts captive. I have had enough. God bless you.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Eli Jean! I’ve noticed 2 things that bring this about it seems – those working in the medical field and those that have experienced trauma. There is one common root I see here – fear. Fear from contracting an illness someone has and fear from having already experienced something bad. Funny how cancer seems to be one of the biggest fears- it was definitely mine! I was watching Hagee the other day explain how his daughter developed a dangerous sarcoma on her ankle. And her mom and her immediately Googled it and what came up was ‘first treatment amputation” and ‘life expectancy 6-9 months’. They quickly switched it off and started declaring God’s promises over her life and the power of the blood of Jesus. 5 years later she is still alive and well! There is nothing like the blood of Jesus to trample over the lies the enemy is spewing your way. Believe me, I know its hard but when you persevere coming against each thought they will eventually stop! Feel free to email me anytime if you like 🙂

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  12. Tami

    I’m lost of words! OMG!
    I believe it is the Gods way through my healing that he made me visit this blog. I have read your testimony and also all other comments.

    I have been struggling of hypochondria for more than a year after my wife left me. Recently, it got worse…from wild panic attacks to a number of physical tourture like shortage of breath, back pains, numbness, shoulder and neck pains, itches and headaches. I always thought something huge is wrong with me…from cancer, heart problems or brain tumor. Nuthing seemed to make sense. My dad is i doctor…and several times he has tried to convince me that all i have is in my head. I have been a victim of googling my symptoms and it has made my anxieties even worse…a week ago i gave my life to jesus and there is a great change in me although sometimes the feelings do come.

    Today i went for the evening prayers with my pastor..i felt so tired after praying for almost 1hr and ahalf. Its my firts time…so i started to worry there again as i was heading home. And i got anxious..got tempted to google about my conditions (something i promiced myself and God that i wont do it again). Suprisingly i thought on why not google on the God healing my condition.. Booooom! I got this!

    Since i have read it um already feeling much and much better for now i know the new tricks and um sure God has answered my prayers..this is him fighting my bettles already. Thank you very much…

    Can you email me for some advice and more scriptures to build me up as i go through healing in the name of Jesus..

    Um from East Africa.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Welcome to the Kingdom Tami! That is good news! Isnt it wonderful that you have only been saved for a week and He is already helping you? He is faithful!
      I will email you today xx

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  13. Linda

    I have dealt with panic and anxiety for so long now, going on 20 years and the hypochondria just seems to have taken over in the last two years. All around the same time I was told I had a slight depression in my ECG that required investigation, they found a lump on my back that meant there was a possibility of a brain tumour, I required a colonoscopy to check on some other problems, stress at work and home along with all this stuff led to another bout panic and anxiety and the rest is history. I was put on multiple anti-depressants some of which affected my heart function; i.e. racing, pounding heart, and I was convinced I was going to have a heart attack and die. Now I still get knocks and skipped beats and racing heart and I am thinking it is my anxiety causing it. I know as a Christian my faith should be able to overcome this. I am trying so hard to grow closer to the Lord and stronger in my faith trying to get to the place of peace in my life. And then I wonder if that peace is not coming because I deserve this for sin in my life. Is this God’s way of getting my attention. It is particularly noticeable at night which now makes me apprehensive to go to bed. I worry about dieing all the time yet I know that to be absent from the body means to be present with the Lord. So why doesn’t that reassure me. I am frustrated with myself but thankful for my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who has redeemed me. I know this is my weakness. I know this is where Satan is trying to hone in and drag my attention away from the Lord. I just don’t seem to be strong enough to beat it. Finding your blog was helpful to know others are experiencing the same thing. Every night I go to bed and pray and quote scriptures in my head to try to keep the anxiety at bay but here it is 12:29 a.m. and I have found you. I read similar sentiments in the other posts and just have to reiterate … I am so tired of all this fear!

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  14. Emily

    I am so encouraged by this post. I decided to search “God cured my hypochondria” rather than my “symptoms” on a whim and this was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you, all commenters, for sharing. This feels like the big understanding hug I needed.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Emily! I’m so glad God touched your heart and led you to something that lifted you! Feel free to pop an email any time if you feel the need to 🙂

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  15. Brittany

    My husband found this for me. I broke down as soon as I started reading. It’s exactly how I feel and I also know I can overcome this with God on my side. I would love to talk more with you about this problem and daily struggle. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.

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  16. Tanya

    Thank you so much for this post! I have issues with thinking I am sick or dying and also in my relationship so this problem pretty much runs my life I didn’t Really know how to ask Jesus for help but your words I will start with. 🙂 thank you again and God bless you !!

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  17. Andrew Corral

    Wow.. I’m so glad I came across this thread. I, too, ever since I had an allergic reaction last summer, have been sooo paranoid that when I feel any ache or any sensation of discomfort, I believe it’s fatal and I’m going to die soon. This couldn’t be more of a lie from the enemy. As I write this, I’ve been having what feels like maybe a tonsil stone, even though it feels like it’s more down in the beginning esophagus area, be a hassle these last couple weeks. It’s so annoying. It’s not causing pain but it’s interferring with my swallowing sort of.. idk.. but reading this just made me encouraged to give it all too God. I don’t have insurance either or else I would have been cheked at least once to be sure. Thank you for this very much. God bless you!

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    1. colourandcotton

      I am so thankful that God brought me to this post! Like so many others commenting, I finally got fed up with searching online for symptoms and decided to search for “Christianity and hypochondria” instead. I have not been especially strong in practicing my faith the last few years and have been fighting anxiety and health related fears since I was a teen. I’ve felt God calling me back recently, and I am trying so hard to give all of this fear over to him. I know he is trying to lead me in that direction, but it’s sometimes so difficult to stop these unwanted, negative thoughts. Thank you so much for your wisdom!

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      1. kingintraining Post author

        Hi, I am glad God led you here! 🙂 The fact that you feel He has been calling you back to Him means He is currently working everything out for good for you (Rom 8:28)- He will lead you through this as well as use it to bring you back, if that makes sense. You are welcome to join in our email group by emailing me at kingintraining114@gmail.com. Alternatively you can follow the posts at makeitglad.wordpress.com if you find they help you somewhat. Be blessed! 🙂

  18. Amanda

    I needed this desperately!! I am hypochondriac and I’m convinced I’m dying. Doctor put me on ativan which has caused horrible withdrawal. I’m trying to get off the meds. I need prayer big time. I’m going to hand it to God. My Mom and several prayer team members at Church have been telling me to give it to God. I’m finally going to do that! Thank you!

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  19. Christine

    Thanks for this post. Today, instead of searching for more info on my symptoms, I searched for “hypochondria,” which led me to “cyberchondria,” and this is my biggest problem confirmed. Not the symptoms themselves, but the never-ending anxiety and fear of the unknown with my symptoms. I am realizing that this is a trap from the enemy and I need to stop trying to find hope/reassurance from doctors and my own research/knowledge and only rely on the true Healer. I decided to try to find other Christians who know this struggle to see what I can do instead of being enslaved by anxiety. Thank you for opening up about this and I am so glad to see that there are others out there like me and we can help each other. God is bigger than all of these battles and He has already won. We are all going to be ok. Praise Jesus!

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  20. Brandon

    Thank you for this post! I’m 28 and I’ve been struggling off and on for a long time with hypochondria. I recently had a prostate infection that has had my urinary tract a little indifferent for about 3 months. This infection marked the beginning of a serious spiritual battle over my mind and heart. I’ve literally imagined just about every scenario of what illnesses I have, why I would have them, what my future looks like, LITERALLY everything. I have quite the imagination to be honest. I’ve been to a urologist, who has told me twice, I have nothing to worry about. For some reason, this is not enough for me to fight the doubt away. Everyone around me has been encouraging me that I shouldn’t worry and I should give it time for these symptoms to pass. For some reason whenever I get symptoms it immediately triggers fear. I know that God has everything under His control, but Satan is really pushing me to not trust that. It’s very difficult, as you all know. I pray that God would rule and reign over our enemy and the doubt that he instills in our hearts. I pray for more ‘kingintrainings’ to speak out against the enemy and this issue. Father, please calm our hearts and show us your infinite grace and control in our lives and OUR HEALTH. In Jesus name, Amen!

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  21. Cameron

    Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end.”

    I have been a christian all of my life. There was an event in my life that hurt me bad. For some reason, ever since then I have been a hypochondriac. An uncle shot himself but lived. I was 12 at the time. I went through a little depressing stage. But the last few years. I have always thought every little symptom was a sign I was going to die. A few days ago I watched a video talking about sleep. It came about this disease that only affects 40 families around the world and causes them to not be able to sleep. It affects the part of the brain to not work that causes someone to sleep. Sure enough that wasn’t the easiest night to sleep.

    Peter 5:8
    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

    There are people in this world that need help. Don’t let people discern your relationship with Jesus Christ! In the end, every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Even the devil himself!

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  22. angela meyer

    Loved this, it really shows the power of God! I been struggling with depression and anxiety disorder, My heart skips beats everyday throughout the day for the last 2 years, I went to my local doctor and she said I was in perfect health, blood pressure was perfect , 120/80. I been praying about it, I kept think that I have some terrible heart problems. I continue to seek the Lord on this, please keep me in your prayers! God bless you and thank you for your testimony!!

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  23. rungirl

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I thought I was the only one. Lately, I feel like I am going crazy. I think every little ache and pain is something dreadfully serious. I noticed in a lot of the comments that several are in the health care field. I am too. I wonder if the enemy uses what we see every day against us in some way. Please pray for me. There is so much truth in what you wrote. It is so good to know I am not alone.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi rungirl; yes it seems to always stem from working in the medical field, a stressful or traumatic event and even watching a movie that had an illness in it. So the enemy definitely uses what he can! If you like, check out some posts on my other site I listed in this post and see if they help you 😊

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  24. Maria

    I just want to thank you for this. I’m am in the middle of the worst spiritual battle of my mind I’ve ever been in. I’m 31, lived with anxiety and depression on and off since my parents split when I was 14. I didn’t realise it at the time but it was traumatic for my siblings and I. My first episode of ‘hypocondriah’ was when I was 17 and meningococcal was all over the news here in Australia. I was convinced I had it or was going to get it and die. Ever since then I have had an unimaginable fear of death and illness; specifically cancer.

    Around this time last year I was water baptised and felt on top of the world, hadn’t had an anxiety attack or worry or fear of death the whole year. Then in feb this Year I was ministering to my sister who was having a panic attack and thought she was dying. I spoke the words “you know, if
    I was to get cancer or anything I would be OK as I know God has me” and I meant it!!
    BUT the very next day, I got a pain in my left breast. That was it. All faith ran away, I was convinced I had breast cancer and was going to die. It took me 4 months of torture before I worked up the courage to go to th doctor. I was fine – the pain was from PMS. The next day, the pain was gone. I knew it was an attack from satan.

    I was fine for a little while but then about 5 weeks ago, I got sick with bronchitis. It turned into bacterial infection and I was prescribed an asthma steroid to break up the mucus in my chest. It helped but the steroid plummeted me into a state of depression and panic attacks that I have not been in for a very long time. I was a mess. I have 4 young kids and a husband who had no idea why mama would not stop crying or couldn’t smile. Once I realised it was the medication I stopped it immediately. Thank God, it helped immensely but by now, my mind has been stirred up so much by the enemy that I’m struggling to get it right. I’m still fighting the cough and have anxiety though I feel I can control to some degree. But just now I felt an ache in my leg and the thought popped in my head ‘blood clot’. That was it I googled and was anxious and sure I had one which was going to detach and travel to my lung. Exhausted, I typed in Christian Hypocondriah. Yours was the first result. I AM NOT ALONE???!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus! Please pray for me as I give this battle to my God.

    I’m so sorry for the novel but I have honestly been keeping all this in for so many years and I needed to release it!

    This is the toughest thing I’ve endured so far but I will not give up!

    Love and blessings to you all,
    Maria

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Maria
      Hypochondria always seems to stem from working in the medical field, watching a movie that has a terminal illness as its theme or from a traumatic or stressful event i.e. your parents’ divorce.
      But more interestingly is your confession “if I get cancer it will be ok”. I know you meant it as a statement of faith, but it’s like making a confession on illness, an agreement that illness has the “go-ahead”- it’s legal ground for the enemy to attack! I think that’s why it all started up again immediately. It’s only a simple matter of confessing that statement to Jesus and asking Him to clear that proclamation for you. You are more than welcome to email me if you want to talk further! ☺ kingintraining114@gmail.com

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  25. Joan

    I’m 58 year old female. I suffer from Hypocondriac and hate it. The lord is my savior and I feel like a failure that this panic still remains in my life. Right now every twitch,tingle or pain is ALS, before I was convinced I had Herat failure. Is it wrong to seek secular counseling. Thank you

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Joan- please don’t feel like a failure, it’s an enemy attack on the mind. There’s no failure on a hypochondriacal person, only learning how to use the Word of God that’s at our disposal to defeat it.
      It’s not wrong to seek counselling but i would recommend finding a Christian therapist if possible. Some psych theories are rooted in occult beliefs and practices so you have to be careful there. At the end of the day God has given us the tools to gain victory. If you’re comfortable please email me and we can chat further?

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  26. Fuzzypeach82

    Hi, I am glad I have stumbled upon your blog. I have been struggling from this illness anxiety disorder for 5 years now and I’m still struggling. And this is breaking my family up surely and slowly. But i realize that I need to put this to an end.

    I have spent all my savings just to get a peace of mind from the specialists, if you know what I mean. I visit the hospital once every two weeks. A headache would mean brain tumor, a mole would mean skin cancer and many others. I would spend hours feeling my body if there is any lumps and bumps. I just went to the skin specialist to have my moles checked. I’m that up to that extreme and is tormenting me emotionally and spiritually…and affecting my family time. I have a lovely 8 year old daughter and has recently asked why am I visiting the hospital so often, and each time I visit the hospital, she would be throw tantrum…or keep quiet to herself. My husband would totally ignore me and claimed that I have some kind of mental disorder. Hypocondriac is in fact a mental disorder.

    I am praying for a breakthrough. I will start reciting the verses you shared here. Please pray alongside me, sisters in Christ! Thanks you

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    1. Christine

      I will pray for you and your family. We do not have to be slaves to this any longer because of the hope and freedom we have in Christ!

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  27. Josh

    Hi there.

    I usually don’t comment on blogs, but I have found this one to really resonate with me and what I am feeling lately. So many comments on here sound like what I have done in my own life.

    There was a time in my life where I got: a CT scan, MRI, EKG, various ultrasounds, and blood tests – all to find out that I’m “normal”. For so long I have refused to believe it – no matter what doctors have told me, I’m still convinced I have some sort of illness or disease. For years I have struggled with this issue. I’ve lost sleep, weight, hair, and relationships all because of this anxiety.

    Lately I have had panic attacks, which aren’t making things any better. But throughout it all, I feel as God is pulling me closer to Him. I’ve started to read my Bible consistently, pray a ton more, and give up many selfish things I have been doing.
    Subsequently I have decided to talk to a Christian counselor who deals with spiritual warfare, and while our appointment is less than a month away I have felt more and more pressure/anxiety/fear of death leading up to this point. I have no doubt that the devil has control of this realm and can influence our brains or bodies that we are dying.

    So I have been praying for peace, strength, and mercy every day. But the more I think about it and process things, the more I see that God is giving me opportunities to embrace peace, be strong, and accept His mercy.

    My heart goes out to everyone on this thread, and it feels great to know I am not alone. The more I read, the more I feel affirmed in God’s grace and healing power of our anxiety.
    I pray for healing, of both the physical and the mental, for all of my brothers and sisters. May we truly enjoy every day God has given us.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Josh it’s so great you’ll be seeing a Christian counsellor, especially one versed in spiritual warfare! The fact that you’re feeling worse closer to the time is proof enough for me that the enemy is working overtime against you breaking these chains. You’re on the right track! I’d love to know how it goes!☺

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      1. Josh

        Definitely! I thought the same thing – the enemy has had a grip on my anxiety for too long. It’s time to give it up to God.
        I will for sure keep you posted – feel free to shoot me an email if you’d like to hear more about it! God bless 🙂

  28. Elly

    Thank you for this post. I have been struggling with this for awhile now and though I’ve never really had a traumatic experience and Im not in the medical field, I feel mine stems from being a mom to young kids and being terrified to die and leave my kids without a mom….if that makes sense at all?

    I do talk with God and ask for help and I feel at peace, but other times it is hard to completely give it all to Him. I think it’s because ultimately we will die and the not knowing when or what from is scary and that is when the worry about the heart palpitations, aches, pains starts getting worse and it starts spiraling out of control and I’m back to square one.

    I plan to use your advice of giving your battles to God.

    Thank you and God bless.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Elly- being a parent can definitely be a trigger, you’re not the only one; so it does make sense. The one thing I can advise right now is that the closer your relationship is to God the less your fears take precedence. The stronger and closer you are to Him, the less the thought of death will have its grip on you. It’s a beautiful wonder to watch how God works in the lives of our children when we give it to Him. So small little things like asking His guidance and will for their lives (even which sport to play!)- when you ask He does answer, and in turn it increases your faith so much more. Then we start to realise how safe they are under His care.
      God wants us to live a life abundantly, filled with His joy and peace. Thoughts of death are only from the enemy and we need to reject them with the Word of God, because Jesus is Life. Try giving God little bits of you and your childrens’ lives day by day and He will turn up! 🙂
      Feel free to email at any time if you wish

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  29. Lee

    ‘And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, and your vine ine the field will be sure to give its grapes.’ says the Lord Almighty Mal 3:11…. ‘For i know the plans i have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jer 29:11

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  30. Jen

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been battling this so badly. A new job. A move. A death in the family. As I looked up Christian and hypochondriac, I have been trying to decide if I should call the doctor about the ache in my back lung area because it ‘could be cancer’. I am exhausted from worry and fighting. I now have a new game plan.

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