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Overcoming mental health problems

This is a safe place for Christians who are suffering from some type of Mental Illness like Depresasion, Anxiety, Bi-Polar etc.  This is a place where we can support each other. 

Please share your testimonies, prayer requests or what the Lord puts on your heart

All will be respected no matter what is wrong.

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Location: Worldwide
Members: 65
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2018

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Comment by Bryan on February 24, 2013 at 2:11pm

Oh Father

In the secret place

Tear down theses walls

I pray

 

 

My heart is broken

I have no strength

I pray

Tear down theses walls

 

 

In my weakness

Saved by the blood

I stand

I will surrender

 

 

Oh Lord

 I will see u

In the secret place

 

 

Destruction, is coming against me

I cry out

Tear down these walls

 

 

Father God

tear down theses walls

And make me strong

In my weakness

Help me stand

And be the victor

 

 

(c) 2013  Bryan Rowe.

Comment by Tony Kennedy on January 24, 2013 at 10:32pm

Really the very most to do is to be a real listener and a true friend; you can't heal anyone suffering mental illness, but you can make them feel like they have hope, and that true Hope is Christ. As for me, I have ADHD, and I wonder if I have other illness as well, but I believe this: Christ cast out demons, resurrected the dead, calmed storms and gave recovery of sight and limb and I know He can most assuredly heal and give overcoming power to any soul who clings to Him.

Comment by joy knowles kane on November 19, 2012 at 2:48pm

@Bryan, you know most people call suicide a cowardly act, yet if you have friends or family or even if it is our selves, thinking of such a thing, in any way at all, just remember, the person thinking those thoughts are in a situation where there seems no escape from the hopelessness they are experiencing. To that person, it seems there is nothing able to overcome the overwhelming feelings of desperation. I don't think it's a cowardly thought, but rather a BIG cry for help. I think the enemy whispers this as the only solution, to that harassed persons mind, and in a weakened state the sin of suicide is committed just as the sin of adultery, lying, homosexuality and all other sins are committed. If we are addressing someone who is at this point, I think we should never use the term they are a coward. Rather try to offer a solution. And that will take alot of prayer and guidance form God as to how to deal with the situation.

Comment by Bryan on July 22, 2012 at 2:01pm

shelly i would say no - as i am curretly on meds for my depression

Comment by Bryan on July 15, 2012 at 6:31pm

hi melissa, welcome to the group

Comment by Bryan on July 12, 2012 at 9:41pm

Feeling Abandoned

Feeling Alone – Disconnected
The powerful emotion of feeling alone is different for everyone. It is based on our own perception of how “connected” we are to others. This explains why we can feel alone even when in a crowd. Understanding some of the reasons that we feel disconnected from others helps us to explain why we are hurting:

Loss of Relationships – The loss of a companion leaves a great void in our life. The aloneness intensifies as we face obstacles in establishing any new meaningful relationships.
Chronic Illness – Our afflictions place limitations on socializing. We feel abandoned during our greatest times of need. Eventually we reluctantly accept isolation as we withdraw further.
Hidden Secrets – Any secret becomes more burdensome as time passes. Guilt, anger, or fear of consequences forces us to believe we alone must bear the weight of silence.
Lack of Intimacy – Uneasiness occurs after sharing something personal (physical or emotional), but the other individual chooses to become distant. You feel alone for having been so vulnerable.
Support/Trust Issues – When faced with disaster, grave illness, or devastating circumstances, we find there’s no one to turn to.
The reasons for feeling disconnected may be more complex than those listed above. Yet there is still only one cause for feeling alone. We are unable to share our thoughts and feelings with someone we can’t fully trust to remain steadfast in their love and support.

Feeling Alone – Your Identity
There are some common mistakes we make when trying to cope with feeling alone. In an attempt to escape from our loneliness we watch more movies (alone) or work longer hours. Some people rely on a pet, a hobby, or self-help books to fill the void. Each avenue offers only temporary hope for a brighter future. Eventually feeling alone seems part of our identity. Unknowingly, we isolate ourselves further from that one perfect relationship.

Never confuse feeling alone with being alone. The two are at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. One drains our resources; one multiplies our resources:

Just as you can experience feeling alone in a crowd, you can experience companionship while being alone. Psalm Chapter 23 shares David’s assurance of God’s presence during our weary times, difficult decisions, and in the midst of “our enemies.” The Lord’s eternal love brings protection and comfort even when facing death.

God finds no pleasure in our feeling alone. At his Roman trial, the apostle, Paul, was deserted by his fellow workers (2 Timothy 4:16-17). God’s son, Jesus Christ, was abandoned by those closest to Him, all the disciples (John 16:32). In every hopeless situation, God provided strength and deliverance.

God intends for mankind to have an eternal connection with Him so that we never feel alone -- God longs to be with us. For this reason He sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice to reunite us to Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:10). As we trust in His unconditional mercy and love, He uses others who have experienced His love to fill up our lives again.

Comment by Bryan on April 2, 2012 at 7:19am

To all new members - welcome to this group,  Please feel free to participate in this group.   Love you all

Comment by Bryan on February 20, 2012 at 1:29am

The Refiner's Fire

"'Is not my word like fire,' declares the LORD, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?'"  (Jeremiah 23:29) 

 "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God."  (Deuteronomy 4:24)

Scripture Focus: Malachi 3:2-3

Someone once described to me the process of refining gold. The gold is subjected to a very hot fire until it melts. This causes imbedded impurities to separate and rise to the surface. The dross can then be skimmed off, allowing the worker to see his reflection on the surface of the pure, precious metal. 

God desires to prepare a people for Himself (Zechariah 13:9). But first, the Master Refiner must remove our dead hearts of stone and replace them with living hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). We need the holy fire of God's Word to melt our stony hearts and burn away the dross of sin and impurity. Christ died to cleanse and redeem even the vilest of hearts. He alone has the power and authority to forgive sin and free the captive from its power. 

Once the refining fire of God's Word softens the heart, He then hammers and shapes it, forging something glorious for His holy use. He is preparing for Himself a spotless bride that will reflect His glory (Ephesians 5:25b-27).

Insight: Are You Yielding Yourself To The Fire And Hammer Of God's Word So That His Glory Can Be Reflected In Your Life?

Comment by Bryan on February 5, 2012 at 3:12pm

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST WHAT ON YOUR HEART WHEATER IT BE PRAYER REQUESTS, PRAISE REPORTS ETC

Comment by Bryan on October 4, 2011 at 1:02pm
welcome all to the group
 

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