“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
My Faith, My Mind: Without a doubt, we live in an ever changing world. To the carnal minded person, this creates anxiety, chaos and fear. As Believers the one constant in our lives that we can be certain about is that our God is consistent. Does this mean that Christians do not become overwhelmed with life? Does this mean that we do not encounter chaotic situations? Do we not have to deal with the barrier of fear? Yes, at some point in our lives we have or will experience these situations and emotions. But it is not our physical capabilities that we rely on. We depend on the one thing that is consistent in our lives.
All of our life experiences have an affect on our minds. We serve God with our minds. When we accepted the invitation to be a part of the Body of Christ, God gave us the tools to renew our minds and be transformed. Therefore, our mental states are important. There are many relevant resources that we can use in order to stay mentally healthy, but as Christians our primary resource is God, our creator.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, KJV).
Spiritual Manifestation: Biblical mental health begins with a true knowledge of God. When we as Christians are faced with issues that endeavor to bring instability into our lives, our faith can soundly be used combat the hurdles of life. Every human being, whether a Believer or not, feels a void if he or she is not connected to their Creator. Because God designed us, he knows every detail about us and knows how to help us operate in a healthy way. One of the first truths that we have to know about God is that he loves us. He illustrated this love through his son, Jesus Christ. If he loved us so much to provide such a great sacrifice for our lives, certainly he cares about our daily welfare. This should give us consolation and confirmation in knowing that he can supply all of our needs. So when you feel as though you are alone and no body cares, be reminded that God cares. When you feel like you are lacking much and have little to nothing, be assured that God can and he will take care of you. Let your faith work your mind, because it’s manifestation time!