For me, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer to everything. There is no question I have that I don’t have an answer to through the gospel. This makes me particularly concerned when I find people searching for answers vaguely and then profess to know the gospel. It’s one thing to have heard about Jesus, it’s another thing to be acquainted with his gospel. But what does this have to do with mental health?
I don’t understand how medicine can be an answer to a mental health issue. I believe that mental health issues are not anomalies of the brain. The brain is not the mind of a person, rather the brain connects the mind with the body. That is what the bible shows. There is nothing wrong with the physical body, even the brain is (many times) seen to be in a good condition, so why is the thought always to certain chemicals (that is, drugs). Maybe because most people have not recognized the difference between feeling better and being better.
What takes place in your physical body is only a reflection of what is happening with the real you inside the body. The question to you now is this – do you want to fix the problem or you want to try to ignore it? It’s like driving a car down a road where you still have a long drive ahead of you. And then suddenly you get a warning on your dashboard that your fuel tank is near empty. Then, you get an hammer out and break the dashboard and then destroy the fuel gauge. Or you break the pointer and make it point to full tank. Of course, you won’t get anymore warnings and disturbances as you drive. But trust me, it won’t be long before your engine knocks. And if you drive a modern car, you will need to buy an entire engine, plus the fuel you didn’t want to buy, and many other expenses you could have avoided.
Just because you know the bible doesn’t mean you know the gospel. Just because you’ve been in church all your life or maybe you’re even a preacher doesn’t mean you know the gospel. If you say you know the gospel, my question for you is this – is it working for you? The gospel is the information that God expects our lives to be run by. Not only does it bring soundness into your whole being, it also brings the life and experience of the supernatural. So it’s up to you – what do you want your experience to be like?
God doesn’t just love you, he needs you. It’s not like he wants you or that he prefers you over another person. God needs people, each one specifically, as many as possible. Why does God need you? The real question is – why did he make people in the first place? If man weren’t that important to God I don’t think he would have gone ahead with creation after looking into the future that is now our present.
Man was made to become the visible outlet or expression of God. This is the center point of Christianity. Now you can understand that your life is not about you, rather it’s about him. You can decide you want to keep struggling in your life, that I have no control over. But if you want to live, you have to accept this reality. Think about being what God wants and I can assure you that you’ll be shocked at how sweet life can be. Don’t get carried away by the noise makers, instead stay your gaze on that which truly matters.
Reason to be mentally sound: get in agreement with God and you won’t need any further reason