Certainly, we don’t shame people when they see a physician for heart problems or for cancer or diabetes. The same is true when it comes to our mental health.
I’ve observed that there are so many things in the local church or local body that need attending to. It is my hope to help educate and equip congregations on the basics of mental health and how to support those around them. Through this podcast, I am hoping to equip you with the expanded awareness to engage in mental health conversations with a better understanding of what’s going on.
In this episode, we will be answering three questions –
- What is a caring community?
- Does psychology really help?
- What about the Bible?
Even as people of faith who believe in Jesus we still struggle. We are going to feel anxious and fearful. And it’s okay. We can acknowledge that we struggle and not just push it aside and bury it with its head still peeking out. It’s okay because we are human beings, physically. When we gave our lives to Christ this means we will be with Him in eternity but it doesn’t stop our bodies from dying.
Salvation didn’t stop our bodies from dying and it’s also not going to stop my body from experiencing the trials, trauma, shame, and sorrow of being in a human body. Come on people we recognize this right? Our emotions are actually connected to our bodies.
Truth is, our salvation did not make our bodies incorruptible. Not yet and in plain, straight language, we have to cross over from temporal to eternal to become incorruptible. For now, our bodies are corruptible and we will feel things. This doesn’t make us less Christian and this doesn’t make us less faithful.
APPLICATION FOR TODAY
Call a friend, or two and invite them for a chat. Check-in and ask “how are you, really?” and listen. Let your presence speak love.