September 23, 2009

Oh Yes, They Call It the Blues ...

Mental Illness describes all brain malfunction from Dyslexia & ADD to Post Traumatic Stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, to Bi-Polar and other stranger conditions. I have had my share of brain malfunction usually triggered by some kind of grief. Negative & dark emotions had come to stay and wreak their havoc on me mentally and physically.

The politically correct hope that is held out to the mentally afflicted is in the shape of a pill. I will not say that medication is wrong. It has it's place but it is inadequate. I have always believed in a holistic approach to depression, treating body mind and spirit because each affects the other. Vitamins and exercise have value and unlike medication have positive side effects. Medication should not take the place of proper exercise and diet nor should it be a cop out for having the right attitudes. Putting off negative thinking and emotions and putting on the positive. Emotions trigger chemicals in the body. Anxiety triggers cortisol and stress has been fingered as a major cause of illness and disease.

Neither can medication take the place of God in your life. God is the great healer. Recognizing that we are not God is the first step to sanity. Submitting to his leadership will keep you grounded. Discovering his love for you beginning at the cross where Christ took the penalty for your sin and rebellion will fill you with praise and thankfulness. His presence with you through the Holy Spirit will give you contentment. Prayer will calm your anxiety and fill you with quietness and trust. Repentance will dispel your sinful thoughts and replace them with what is wholesome and good. Accepting God's forgiveness and forgiving others will bring peace to your heart and relationships. No pill will do this for you. Praise God!

I have tested and tried these things and they are true.


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