September 11, 2017

Mental Health Is for Everyone

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Do you know how many families are affected by mental illness? Statistics tell us 1 out of 4 of us.

Do you know how many people have considered ending their own lives, seeing no other option for dealing with despair, disappointment, and pain?

Perhaps you suffer silently thinking if you step out, you will be shunned and shamed. Too many times we offer trite and shallow advice. “Pray about it.” “Grow up and get control.” “Here’s a Bible verse.” Such statements have created an atmosphere of silence and secrecy. This is simply not right.

The Bible has much to say about illnesses of the mind. Make 1:3-7 your prayer for this week.