Anxiety, Depression, BiPolar, etc…. Very common diagnoses being handed out these days. I work in the mental health field and see these symptoms in my clients on a daily basis. Is medication the answer? How about medication and counseling? Does that combo work to HEAL?
Isn’t that what we are seeking? When we hurt, we want to HEAL. If you put a bandage on a wound that needs stitches and expect healing, does that make sense?
Although medication and counseling can place a bandage on our wounds, there is something that I have learned is the KEY to actually HEALING. It is our relationship with God. It is our faith in Jesus Christ and the power of His Blood. It is our quiet and still listening to the Holy Spirit who can guide us in all walks of life.
STEPS TO HEALING
The first thing that has to happen is understanding and BELIEVING that there is a God and that He loves us, no matter what. How do I know this? I accepted before I KNEW. I took a leap of faith in the unseen. I am so very grateful that I listened to that voice inside me that said, “Come. Follow Me.” So I flew off the cliff and guess what? He caught me!!! Then He started showing me, little by little that He is there all the time. He showed me Jesus Christ through His Word and placed the Holy Spirit in me to help me every second of the day.
The second thing that we must do to heal is to LET Go of all our baggage and to turn it over daily to our Mighty Father in Heaven. What is our baggage? It’s our hurts and resentments and pain and struggles. It’s our defects of characters. It’s our spiritual illness. It’s our SIN.
Finally, we allow God to work on each of the items in that bag that we turned over to His care. He tells us, “Rest in Him”. Sometimes it’s minute by minute, praying for Him to help us rest. For me it’s remembering as soon as worry and anxiety starts to creep in to Let Go and Let God take care of this.
I am a counselor and I know that medication and counseling can help. I also KNOW that without God, I can do nothing. He can guide me towards healing and helping others to heal. I can do great work WITH Him in charge. I pray that all the brokenhearted will seek God and start moving down the path towards complete healing. I pray that God helps me help each wounded soul He places in my path.
He promises in His Word that He HEALS! Thank You, Father!
Psalm 147:3 ~He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
God loves you, NO MATTER WHAT!
*For more help in walking out steps to healing: https://proverbs31lass.com/category/12-steps-with-christ-2/