Many emotional health professionals are beginning to or already understand the importance of competency in religious diversity and spirituality. They are recognizing that, what they call religion or spirituality, really matters and can make a big difference in a person's life.
Science is also proving from their long term studies that what Bible verses clearly instruct us to do is, in fact, the best outcome for the human species. Some people take longer to understand than others the simple yet profound truth of the Bible.
Sometimes it's harder but brilliant minds can still find an awesome relationship with their Creator, God won't hold that against them.
Christians can have emotional health problems. There are wonderful Christian Psychiatrists and Christian councilors to help them through their problems and there is nothing wrong with that.
Some have learned how to cope with their hurts and have had good success through these trained emotional health professionals. Yet the process can be long and frustrating.
But their are some who struggle year after year not gaining much and frustrating their therapists.The question to ask is, How's it working for you? Maybe you should try a different approach.
I see God working using
many different people and churches in the areas of emotional health.
He has been using many different ways but all pointing to the same
results of freedom from pain and healing of people from the inside
Emotions and thoughts are connected. Thoughts can be powerful but emotions are more powerful. Since emotions are stronger than thoughts, maybe it would be wise to Heal the emotions and the thoughts will follow.
The human mind is very complex but we know the author, planner and Creator of not only the mind but every other connecting part of you. I know that God's will for you is to be well in every area of your life including emotional health.
There is a great physician who does not just teach people to cope with their emotional pain but who actually heals it! Jesus is the only one who can do that. He is Prince of Peace, the healer and He is the specialist in emotional health.
We have all been hurt from time to time in our lives. Even hurts suffered as a child can shape who we become as an adult and effect our emotional wellness. Humans tend to bury their emotional pain under layers deep inside and may not even be aware of how much those hurts effect their lives on a daily bases.
Some of the results of believing hurtful lies are low self esteem, anger, quarrels, divorces, being unforgiving and even suicide. Depression and oppression are common effects of emotional pain and the believing of lies.
Truth destroys lies that have built a stronghold in your life. Truth, who is a person, can remove the pain completely and heal the hurt. Painful memories become just memories with no pain changing your whole perspective.
Truth can lift you out of
depression, release you from the oppressor, build you up, give you peace
beyond understanding, and even bring life were there was death. The
Truth is a Person. In John 14:4 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the
truth, and the life. Jesus is Truth.
God has given us all a free will and He will respect what ever our will is. Gods will is that we be made free from all pain and strongholds. But He will not force us to be free. You yourself must yield yourself to God.
Ask God to show you His truth about what you believe. We can be healed if we are willing to bring it to God.
God is available to anyone who will reach out to Him through faith and He will heal even the pain buried under the deep layers effecting our emotional health.
Did you ever think about how you can know the Word of God on a particular subject and believe that Word is true and yet believe that it may not be true for you? You can hold two opposing beliefs at the same time.
It can tossed you back and forth between both views like a wave. We must get single minded in our belief for our faith to be able to receive from God.
As it is written; James 1:6-8
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a
wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man
suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. NKJV
What do you Believe... Really? Choose who you will believe. Fix your mind's eye on Jesus. Don't look to the right or the left but keep your focus on Him, on His Word.
This will take reliance on God alone. It is only God that can do this
work in you. Speak the truth of God out loud and believe He will do it from your heart, from your inner most being. You will sing His praises of
Maybe you are thinking you have it all together, you have no deep pain and you don't really need to go to God about this.
When you first look at your own emotional health you may believe that. Many are not aware of those things hidden deep inside. But the Lord tells us to examine ourselves. Look for roots of bitterness.
The closer you look and the more honest you are with yourself in the light of God the more you may see things that you never saw before.
Do you walk in Peace all the time? Or do you have stress in your life?
Have you ever had the experience of some one saying to you something seemingly insignificant that really sets you off? You get angry and you over react. What causes that?
Or how do you handle being stuck in traffic? Do you loose your patience and habitually yell at other drivers? How do you think Jesus would handle it? Jesus knew that He was always in His Fathers will and never lost His patience.
How is your family life? What are you like behind closed doors? Is there not anything about yourself that could use improvement? Quite honestly I do not know of a single person that Jesus could not improve their emotional health.
you ever considered that there could be something going on inside of
you that you don't see? God can see through those layers deep inside
effecting our emotional health. Ever wonder why certain circumstances
happen in your life? For a Christian nothing happens that God cannot use
for our good. Ask God to show you.
Circumstances bring out of us things we didn't know were there. True feelings are exposed which show us what we really believe. Problems become exposed so that He might heal us. Like a cancer that we don't know we have.
God is at work in our lives continually. We can trust Him to lead us into all truth even the truth about our emotional health.
Remembering that God is our Father and only wants the best for us, we can trust that all things will work out for our good. Refiners fire does not feel good but it purifies and makes precious. I can hear God say, “Don't be afraid of it but embrace it.” Jesus is the way to FREEDOM.
not what our enemies want for us. They will lie to you and tell you not
to pursue this or you will be exposed. They whisper to you how others
will see your weaknesses and ugliness inside. Or they will say you
don't need this, you have it altogether. The enemy will try anything
to discourage you from looking deeper. But you can go to God between you and Him alone.
If you have had painful experiences or a trauma in your life, it most likely does effect your entire life in some way and Jesus can heal the pain. He can make you free and whole again. Your emotional health is what is at stake.
If the enemy has attached something painful deep inside of you the Lord can remove it without leaving a scar! Don't let pride keep you from your freedom of emotional health.
Rest in Him, He knows what He is doing. Be completely dependent on God and remember, whom the Son sets free is free indeed!
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