Bible readings: Phil 4:6-7, 1 Pet 5:7, 2 Tim 1:7, John 14:27, Isa 41:10, Matt 11:28-30.
God cares about your mental wellness. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social Well-being. Unfortunately, our culture tends to disregard mental issues. The church also avoids such topics. We as individuals prefer to pretend to be mentally stable at all times and usually try to explain the signs away.
Signs of such as paranoia and anxiety, irritability and long lasting sadness, excessive anger, hostility and violence, extreme mood changes, poor sleeping and eating habits, alcohol and other drug abuse, and suicidal thoughs are never things to ignore or explain away.
Looking through the above scriptures, it is very clear that God cares deeply about our mental Well-being. As ambassadors of Christ, we must reach out in love to all those suffering around us. We also must seek God’s word and wise counsel whenever we find ourselves in such distress.
Sandra C. Bamisile