The time has come for all of us to realize that the Word of God also addresses mental health, it guides us on how to deal with different situations that we find ourselves in on a daily basis regardless of age, race or social status.
For the longest time I was asking myself if my relationship with God is non-existent since I was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety to think that any mental health illness or disorder is associated with “attention seeking, witchcraft, mood swings and to some extent not having a relationship with the Holy Spirit in the Christian community etc.”
Please allow me to take it back to church I hope that this article will help someone who is also having internal conflict trying to balance mental health and spirituality. It dawned on me when I started following a psychiatrist who is also a pastor on social media that God created me as a whole person from my head to my toes there is no separation so why should mental health illnesses be separated for physical illnesses?
It has always been said that we need to always think about positive things and we get book recommendations fair and well but I did not have the confidence of reading the word when I was feeling anxious or depressed because some topics are not covered h maybe it’s because of the stigma around mental health and because it’s an uncomfortable reality for some.
Think about it whenever you feel anxious meaning your mind wondering around nonstop playing difference scenarios of what could possibly go wrong the body suddenly reacts for some they get nauseous, others cannot sleep, others feel pains and needles etc. that is what is called the manifestation of what you are thinking about right? Not all is lost because the word of God has us covered…
We can make use of the tips we find in the bible because not everyone has the luxury to buy recommended books but I would like to believe that most households have a bible let’s to align our mental health battles with the word of Philippians 4:8, NLT: “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
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IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK…