Jesus says, “Come to Me.” This is a powerful mental health healing phrase.
Many years ago this blogger joined a global Christian depression support group which uses prayers to help one another on the internet. One night one member from UK sent an SOS to all: he was being attacked in his mind again and his medicines were not helping. He asked for prayers and Bible verses. Many responded immediately online.
One member was led by the Holy Spirit to send the following three verses. The brother in crisis responded positively to the power of what Jesus has spoken to him. He was well and pulled through that crucial moment!
We all rejoiced!
What does Jesus say to us today? The same three verses. He says, Come. I accept you. You don’t have to suffer and carry your burden and heavy load anymore. As I am, so can you become. Free. Above all hurts and pains. The enemy cannot touch you when you are with Me.
Matthew 11:28-30 New Living Translation (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~added notes from this blogger:
One key symptom of mental (soul) related presentation is the feeling of being rejected and abandoned. The feeling is real even though the matter is not. Our loved ones (or someone somewhere on earth) have not really rejected or abandoned us. It is just that they have no knowledge or means to help us receive the healing and the relief from the pain and suffering that are inside us in the unseen realm.
It is like the outsiders see us imprisoned in ourselves. They wish they can help to set us free. But they just do not have the key. They try all sorts of means, in the physical. But they are not reaching our soul and spirit. We are being attacked in the mind and inside our soul. But no physical warrior can reach inside and fight for us. After many futile physically wearying and exhausting attempts often people give up or give in. Some caregivers succumb to the mind and emotion (or mood) attacks too.