It's Monday morning! You know what that means? It's time for a fresh week of devotions! Let's get our worship on.
1 John 4:16-18
16We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
18Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
2 Timothy 1:9
9For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
This week Pastor Josh tackled mental health.
Your mental health is connected to many things, like your body, habits, relationships, brain chemistry, experiences, and spiritual life. Mental health challenges are complex and often out of our control.
He talked to us about the 4 different types of mental health issues.The one you're born with, trauma, situational depression and spiritual attacks.
Maybe your mental health has been impacted by one of those 4 things. Maybe you have a clinically diagnosed mental illness, and you’re trying to find a way to have lasting mental health. No matter what you’re going through, your mental health challenges aren’t signs of weakness.
Maybe you’ve also felt shame, sadness, and embarrassment because of your mental health. If so, you’re not alone. But here’s the thing: God isn’t mad, frustrated, or embarrassed by your mental health. Instead, He wants to help you find hope and healing.
So today, breathe and give yourself grace. Regardless of the source of what you’re facing, God is with you, and He loves you.
In your journal today write down what you think about when you hear the words “mental health”? Honestly answer the question "How is your mental health right now?" Ask God to reveal to you issues you may need to work on.
Invest in your mental health: Find support. Call a friend, family member, mentor, pastor, counselor, or a small group or support group. Don’t carry your mental health challenges alone.