We read what Jesus speaks about mental health. Jesus wants your mind well!
Notice the strong emotion He uses to describe how we str0ngly feel about the wrong things. What He says is not new. Humans have not changed since the beginning: doing the same things because others do them even though they know they will fail anyway. Passion is a natural emotion. But we need to choose where we put our passion.
- one common cause of illness: loving the wrong target.
- key to healing: you can only love the right One.
- know God: He values your life and your body. He also cares for your mind and emotion.
- trust God.
- Do not repeat the things that others do when they know they will fail anyway. Only the mad repeatedly do the same thing and expect a different result!
Matthew 6:24-34 English Standard Version (ESV)
24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.[a]
Do Not Be Anxious
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[b] 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.