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Discussion in 'Addiction & Recovery Forum' started by Mayflower, Dec 27, 2018.

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    Knowing who we are in Christ helps in recovery of many mental health issues. I'd like to focus on these more this new year to battle feelings of anxiety and self condemnation.

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    You are very much on the right track. Too many Christians are not aware of their position in Christ.

    1. One item which should be added (and there will be more) is that believers are all within a Royal Priesthood -- kings and priests. Which means that we should be acting like priestly royalty.

    2. Another item which should be added is that children of God are also heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, and God has reserved an eternal heavenly inheritance for each of His children. So regardless of whether Christians receive an earthly inheritance, they can look forward to the one in heaven.

    Also mental health issues are ultimately spiritual health issues. This is something which should be stressed to every Christian.
     
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    In the 60's and 70's during the drug culture rage, many were affected mentally by the abuse of drugs. Seriously affected. I personally believe it opened the door to the demonic world. There was a great revival at that time also, as many of these so affected turned to God and Christ for help. And God did help them. It was called the 'Jesus movement'. And they were called Jesus freaks.

    And there were many testimonies from these that said just the reading of Scripture brought a healing to their mind. And why should't it? They turned to Christ and had the Holy Spirit. They also read the Word of God which God uses to heal their physical mind that has been damaged by the affects of satan.

    It works.

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    Ive always struggled with anxiety. Lately a bit of depression, but just have had piled on blessings. I think it has been so busy, it has been hard to just quiet my mind. And I think/worry too much. If I am to not go in a downward spiral, I need to start focusing on good things. It has been increasingly hard lately. Tiring fight. I am getting a sitter once a week soon also. I think this will help focus on my identity in Christ and not just my daughter so much. I love her and love being a mom. Whole new set of anxieties as a mom though, and wife too of course!
     
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    There is much in this life to be anxious about, and to be depressed about. I have always said, if you're not depressed then there is something wrong with you. We as Christians do what we can when the trials and troubles come. But after that we must give it to God. We trust Him. He will not ignore my trust in Him. He will not.

    I have His Spirit. I have His written Word, the Bible. I go to it and as I read it the Spirit of God in me takes that Word and digests into my spirit, giving me what I need.

    God cannot ignore our faith in Him.

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    I have started second guessing myself about how fully I trust God and how fully surrendered I am to Him with so much anxiety. But then there are areas I have grown in trusting God. I know Ive been struggling, but am much more able to combat these negative feelings and thoughts then in the past. It is all because God is strengthening me as I continue to lean on Him. They are strength building exercises for my faith.

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    Our faith grows without a doubt. But even the when your faith is small towards God, it is great to Him. He doesn't require much. And what He will always remember is that your faith, though mixed with great trials and doubting, was great. He is like that. He remembers the good from His people, and that is all He remembers. He is for us.

    I have some Scripture to support this that I have said, but I am tired and it is getting late for me. I will try and present it tomorrow.

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