Daily Dose- Mental Health Devotional for Surrender

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

English Standard Version

I remember waking up in a hospital I couldn’t recall arriving at. Dazed and confused by the large dose of medication I fed myself the day before, I wandered out of my private room to the nurses desk. Unsure how to greet the ladies standing there, I looked them in the eye and asked, “Where am I?”

So began my mental illness journey. Who knew I would one day look back and share that humiliating day with the world. As I walked the road to recovery I struggled to believe God had plans for my future, especially plans that included hope or prosperity. At that moment, I felt empty and hopeless. My time in that hospital would not be fruitless. The roots to healing began right there in a mental health facility. They were strong roots that created a safe space to call upon the Lord and reinstall my prayer life. With all my heart I pressed in and found the Lord waiting in the middle of my mess.

Are you lost in the middle of your mess today? I encourage you to surrender and release yourself to the institutionalized care of the Lord. Check in to Jesus. Pray and seek Him with all your heart. You will find him, and you will be grateful to discover He is waiting with open arms. Make today a new beginning.

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