One of the benefits of daily meditating on Scriptures and praying them back to God is that the truth of the Scriptures gets inside you and fortifies your spirit so that when a panic attack or an anxiety attack comes, you are not deceived. You know deep within you that the thoughts and feelings the attack brings are not in line with God’s Word. And so you can take up your Scriptures, your “sword of the Spirit”, with confidence and the expectation that God will do what He says He can do in His Word as you pray them to Him. “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isa. 26:3) “Lord, I believe your Word and that you will keep me in perfect peace as I stay my mind on You and trust You even now during this attack. Help me stay my mind on You, Lord. I want your perfect peace.”
If you’ve never meditated on Scripture before, let me say there is big difference between mindlessly reciting Scriptures and deliberately meditating on them and praying them to God. Really focusing in on each word of the verses, taking your time and trying to understand their full meaning, can’t be rushed. It will seem strange at first because this world tries to convince us that we don’t have enough time to be thoughtful and reflect on things. But God says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength.” Isa. 30:15
The Enemy knows if we slow down and reflect on God’s Word, we will know the truth. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32) Beth Moore has stated in Breaking Free, "Freedom comes through taking thoughts captive to Christ." We take our thoughts captive by meditating on and praying God's Word. The Enemy wants to keep us enslaved to fear and anxiety, but that is not what God wants for us. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim. 1:7 (KJV) In Philippians 4:6-7, we are told not to be anxious about anything but to pray about everything and the peace of God will guard our hearts and our minds. When we are equipped with God’s Word, we can take back what the Enemy wants to destroy—our peace of mind and our faith in Jesus Christ.
"For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2 Cor. 10:3-5, NIV