The topic of mental health is a difficult one, especially in the Christian community. I strongly believe Christians fully accept mental health as an essential dialogue within the church. They have lovingly wanted to embrace the difficulties of such topics as depression, suicide, bipolar, anxiety, and the many other ailments under the umbrella of mental health illnesses.
There is a difference in being uncomfortable with a message God uses to speak to your heart, and a message that never reaches your heart because the language is to uncomfortable.
Please remember October 10th is #WorldMentalHealthDay
With each breath I’m taking in. Anchored by invisible weights Chains rattle, and tears fall. The crowd has gathered, I see each face.. But see nothing here at all.
I do this now in hopes that addiction will lose, and the warrior in my daughter will rise and begin to fight back.
Who I am on the inside will never be determined by this world. It is determined by the glory of a God our eyes can't handle, and our minds can't comprehend. A God who loves beyond the limits and boundaries of human love. A God who is completely available, always punctual, and forever reliable.
My younger years, when I had yet to meet Jesus, oh the sin, it sits in my mind like a heap of dirt in a field. He forgets, but I struggle.
The worldly perception of the Christ follower is often opposite of the truth. We hear words like uptight, prude, mousey, and there is always hypocritical thrown in by someone. Believers do not go to church because we are better than or perfect. We go to church because we are broken, humbled, and desire to meet with others who know exactly what that means!
Attitude Belief Choice -Alison Botha, attempted murder/rape survivor
I step through the portal out of the Darkness into the Light why did I not see it before? “Let there be Light” and there it is so easy we can’t believe it “Let there be Light” is my mantra now I say it again and again for Darkness cannot be where there is Light […] …