What Does the Bible Say About Mental Breakdown?

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears them and delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to those who are brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. There are many afflictions that the righteous endure, but the Lord rescues them from all of them. He preserves all their bones; not one of them is broken. Did you know that the Bible speaks directly to mental illness on numerous occasions? In fact, it provides real solutions that, if approached and followed with a humble heart before God, can lead to full 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 adolescents have issues with symptoms of depression, while one in five adults has a major mental illness. The Bible is full of examples of people who exhibited signs of depression, anxiety, and other types of mental illness. The primary cause of mental illness is the torment that results from consenting to something that is contrary to the way God thinks, speaks, and acts. The Bible does not refer explicitly 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 any less of a Christian because you have a mental illness. Nowadays, many people struggle with mental health problems, but that does not mean they are possessed or that they are not saved. 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 does not mention mental health or mental breakdown explicitly, but it does discuss most of the underlying causes of mental crises. Reciting, memorizing, and meditating on verses from the Bible can help you feel better, realign your thoughts with God's will, and better combat anxiety, negative self-image, or depression.

It is a reality that anyone can have mental health problems, whether young or old, believer or unbeliever. The Bible offers us hope and guidance when it comes to dealing with mental health issues. It teaches us how to cope with our emotions and how to find peace in our lives. It also encourages us to seek help from professionals when needed. We can find comfort in knowing that God understands our struggles and is always there for us.

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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