The Heart

Yesterday morning, KAVX shut down around 7:10.
The day was already a full one with all of us schedule for on-location appearances during a blood drive, promotional audio spots need to be done, new websites worked up for tomorrow, and KSWP is still at low power.
I guess I reached my breaking point.
While working on the transmitter I felt a tightness in my chest.
There was pain but it was rather high up, not exactly over my heart but that part didn’t really concern me since I was a bit anxious to begin with over my heart.
I headed to the doctor.
I EKG later, everything looked fine. BP was really good; nevertheless I’m scheduled for a stress test on Friday morning.
I think I may have succumbed to my first every panic attack; too many things bearing down on me at once.
Did I mention that I’m working on 2 weddings, taxes, a letter for my children’s first house, and my sister-in-law had the front end fall out from underneath the truck I just sold her 3 weeks ago?
Am I worried about the stress test or my heart?
Not right now; I push on because I’ve got work today and church tonight, promo’s are due tomorrow…yada-yada-yada.
I did have a family member tell me I need to be worried.
Wouldn’t worry just cause more worry?
That doesn’t sound good.
Besides I rather think about all the words Jesus said about the heart.
Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matt 5:8
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matt 11:28-29
He may not have said a lot about the heart, but what He said is sufficient.

2 thoughts on “The Heart

  1. I have suffered with panic attacks for over 50 years. It has only been Jesus that has touched and walked me through these horrific attacks.
    I will keep you in my prayers Pastor Tim.


  2. We were just discussing this in our Bible study. How when we reach a certain age our body just says “Enough” and reacts differently to stress etc than it used to. For some panic attacks happen (as in my husband’s case) for our friend John, it was depression.

    Our prayers will be with you on Friday.



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