With Dr. Stubbs
Hey, Friends! I wanted to discuss the connection between FAITH and MENTAL HEALTH today since it is a subject that is dear to my heart.
Many people mistakenly believe that obtaining mental health treatment contradicts in some way their religious beliefs. But I'm here to tell you that's completely untrue!
As Christians, we are aware of the significance of our relationship with Jesus. He serves as our pillar, solace, and leader. But it's important to keep in mind that God has also given us the gift of therapists and counselors.
It's crucial to seek professional assistance when struggling psychologically or emotionally, just as we do when we're physically ill. God endowed these experts with the knowledge and abilities to help us on our path to recovery and completeness.
We can explore our thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a secure se ng with the help of counselors and therapists. They provide direction, encouragement, and useful tools to assist us in overcoming life's obstacles. Their knowledge can strengthen our faith by assisting us in better understanding who we are and drawing us nearer to God.
Recall that Jesus advocated asking for assistance and support from others. He commanded in
Mathew 11:28, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Professional counseling is a type of rest in some cases.
So please don't be afraid to contact a counselor or therapist if you're having problems with your mental health. They are here to walk by your side and provide you with the support and direction you require. Additionally, keep in mind that doing so shows that you are doing it proactively for your well-being rather than lacking trust.