Mental Health Realness
Struggling with mental health issues does not make you less of a believer in Christ. It’s no secret that mental health struggles can be complicated to navigate. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction or any other challenge, it can be easy to feel like you’re all alone in your struggle or you don’t want to tell anyone about your well-being.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
– Psalm 34:17 ESV
First and foremost, remember that you are loved. Reflect on John 3:16. This verse means that no matter what you’re going through, God loves and values you. God is with you during your struggles, and His hope for healing and restoration is always available. While you may have moments when this doesn’t feel right, this is where you must proactively step into faith and believe.
When you’re overwhelmed and alone, remember that God is there with you, offering comfort and support. He understands your pain and wants to help you through it. Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (ESV).
The Lord is with you always! Trust in Him and know He loves you regardless.
When you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction or challenges, it’s essential to surround yourself with people who love and support you. These people are the people who can help you through tough times. Whether it’s a close friend, family member or mental health professional, there is no shame in asking for help and in being real with God.
Friend, there is always hope for healing and restoration. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, and trust that He will guide you through your challenges. Rely on God’s promises that you are valued, and you have a purpose. With God’s help and the support of those around you, you can overcome any obstacle and live a fully abundant life that God has designed for you.
Today’s One Thing
Exchange your social media time today with getting outside in nature to practice resting in God’s presence.