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March 22, 2018 by Cheryl



From Anxiety to Joy

In 2014, I had two heart attacks five days apart. After 15 days in the hospital, I finally came home but I was not myself. An intense fear had taken hold of me and I was so afraid that I would have another heart attack and die. I was a single mom with a 11 year old son that needed me and that I loved too much to leave.  My heart was damaged so badly that I could not work although I tried many times. I was a teacher with 27 years of teaching in the public schools and leaving my position upset me very much. Things seemed to just fall apart. Soon I could not live in my house so my son and I had to move.  I felt like my entire life was under attack. I looked to scripture for some answers.  There were some days that I felt like giving up. The fear and anxiety had me in its grip. Then I happened upon KSBJ. I heard God’s word and the music lifted my spirits. I spoke to a doctor who told me to try to get out and walk in the mornings.  At first it was hard to get out of bed.  The anxiety seemed to try and hold me down. The weight of it was heavy like an anchor.  But I moved.  I grabbed my phone and headphones, put a leash on my dog and we headed outside.  I listened to KSBJ as I walked.  I heard great, uplifting songs.  My walks got longer each day. I started waking up with the words from the songs in my head. I felt better. I began to wear make up and dress like my old self again. One day my son looked at me and said, “Mom, you look happy!” I wanted to cry. He was right. The Word of God and the praise in His music helped me defeat fear and anxiety. They were gone. I am so thankful to have this radio station to keep me singing and to praise God for his goodness and his strength. He truly does go before us and he does fight our battles.

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