Depression In Christians

Should a Christian ever suffer from mental illness? I can say that I am a Christian and yes, I suffer daily from mental illness. Each day I wake up and wonder, how will I be today? How will my Bipolar Depression act today? Everyday is a struggle, but everyday I try my best to feel or at least act like I’m ok. I know those closest to me see right through my act but I still press on.

When I go to work I try to listen to encouraging music and spend some time with God but that doesn’t always help. I spend most days just going through the motions without much feeling or enthusiasm. Over the years I’ve had around (are you ready for this) 50 plus jobs. Yes, I am ashamed of myself for this.

How can this be fixed? How can a person move on with their life when they can’t fix the underlying cause.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light”.

Matthew 11:28-30
When looking to scripture we find that the Bible does speak of depression and anxiety and says we find peace in Christ. But I also know that so many Christians suffer directly even when seeking help from God. 
“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad”.
Proverbs 12:25NKJ
The Bible teaches us in many ways that we are created in the image of God and that we are commisasioned as Kings and Queens and will rule the new Earth with Jesus. These words are encouraging but so many still suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. 
How can we overcome this? Should we seek professional help from doctors? Should we be taking more medications and attending therapy? Most folks with mental illness like myself have ruined credit, low income jobs, and no health insurance. We have applied for and been denied Medicaid,Health Access, and Charity Care organizations. So then, where do we turn?
The suicide rate is at its highest in a half century. (PSMAG.COM) So why should it be so hard to find the help we need. I am starting a journey to find out why. I want to know if churches, non profits, and private owned clinics are offering some help that we as the general public may not know about. Join me on my journey by reading my blog and subscribing to my YouTube Channel. 
National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255



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