What does the bible say about mental breakdown?

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears them and frees them from all their problems. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit. There are many afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord frees him from all of them. He keeps all his bones; none of them are broken.

Did you know that the Bible specifically addresses mental illness on many occasions? In fact, it offers real solutions that, if approached and followed with a humble heart before God, can lead to complete recovery from all forms of mental illness. All quotes from the Scriptures, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, the standard version in English. Between 10 and 15 percent of teens have problems with symptoms of depression, while one in five adults has a major mental illness. The Bible is full of examples of people who showed symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other types of mental illness.

The primary cause of mental illness is the torment that results from agreeing to something that is contrary to the way God thinks, speaks, and acts. The Bible doesn't refer specifically to the topic of mental health, but it does talk a lot about a person's emotions, mind, soul, and heart. Therefore, having a mental illness is not a sin and does not mean that you are less of a Christian because you have a mental illness. Nowadays, many people struggle with mental health problems, but that doesn't mean they're possessed or that they're not saved.

Often, in the past, primitive beliefs taught that mental problems were directly related to Satan and were the result of demonic possession; however, this is not true. Well, the Bible doesn't exactly mention mental health and mental breakdown, but it does mention most of the underlying causes of mental crises. Recite, memorize, and meditate on verses from the Bible can help you feel better, realign your thoughts with God, and better combat anxiety, negative self-image, or depression. It is a reality that anyone can have mental health problems, whether young or old, a believer or an unbeliever.

Reginald Thomson
Reginald Thomson

Reverend Thomson is a pastor and Bible scholar with over 10 years of experience in ministry and biblical studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a Master of Divinity degree. As a Bible scholar, Rev Thomson has published numerous articles and books on various topics in biblical studies, including hermeneutics, exegesis, and biblical theology. He is widely respected for his expertise in the original languages of the Bible, and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars on biblical scholarship. He loves working with his church youth group. He is a frequent guest on the Scripture for Todaypodcast.

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