Ever since I had my daughter, I have felt a lot of anxiety. Sometimes I get up in the morning ready to do a million things, other times I don’t want to do anything; but the worst thing I feel is a lot of fear of what is going on and of dying…. I know that I should accept the fact that I’m going to die some day; but I don’t know how to accept that.
We are very sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time. You don’t tell us how long it has been since your daughter was born, but we do understand that it was when she was born that the problem began.
Pregnancy changes women’s bodies in many ways, and only some of those ways can be seen with our eyes. What cannot be seen are the ways that pregnancy affects the chemicals and hormones in the body. Certain hormone levels increase in order to prepare the mother’s body for the care of the new human being. Other chemical levels diminish because the new life requires nutrients. In the symbiotic relationship between mother and unborn child, sometimes the resulting hormone and chemical levels of a woman can be either too high or too low, before and even after she gives birth. This causes Postpartum Depression and other temporary disorders, including anxiety and panic attacks.
We are not doctors, and we do recommend that you share your feelings and symptoms with your doctor. However, it does seem that your changing moods and energy levels are consistent with an imbalance in your system. A doctor can help you with that.
Most people want to know what happens in the afterlife. They care about whether they will spend eternity in heaven or in hell. Of course, this causes fear when they are not sure which it will be! So is there a way to be sure where you will spend eternity? Is there a way to have peace instead of fear?
Yes! The Apostle Paul wrote, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”1 So how do you accept that gift of God and obtain the eternal life in heaven that he talked about? John the apostle answered that question when he wrote, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”2 For whoever believes in Jesus Christ and and accepts Him as their Savior and Lord has eternal life.3 So if you ask God to forgive your sins and confess Jesus as your Savior, believing in your heart that He died on the cross for your sins, you will have the peace that you long for. By so doing, you will gain not only life in the hereafter, but also a more fulfilling life here and now.
We wish you peace,
Linda and Charles
1 Rom 6:23
2 1Jn 1:9
3 Jn 3:16