K.I.S.S. It

K.I.S.S. Keep It Spiritually Simple

Overwhelmed… I find I can get overwhelmed and just want to shut down…

Isolation comes into play… just turtling…

The balancing point between Spiritual battle &/or physiological mental health is so hard to find… And there is a point…

It would be so nice if I could just get up every day, stretch, look outside at a perfect sunny day and start my perfect day! Yah… we all know that isn’t going to happen too often…

An insulin dependant diabetic monitors their blood sugar level and adjust the amount they require… Last time I checked there is no dipstick for measuring my mental health chemistry…

But, that is not an excuse for every situation… Job, after finding himself with poor health, still praised God and maintained his relationship with God…

If anyone in the Bible had a “right” to a pity party it was Job… He lost all his children and assets in one day… Then, as if that wasn’t enough, he lost his health…

Job’s famous quote is…

Job 1:21 (NIV): “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

Some people have a personal understanding about depression and anxiety… 1 in 4 or 5 actually will experience it personally… The majority for just a short while… For some it’s a long battle… If your one of the four or five, I hope it’s the short version…

If yours is the longer type, know that God hasn’t forgotten you…

Integrity is a goal… A race we run and the finish line is heaven… Job kept his integrity… He stayed true to God and realized that God is greater…

I know that God hasn’t ever abandoned me… Instead, I can turn to scriptures and personal events from my past…

1 Cor 1:13 For You have rescued me from the DOMINION of DARKNESS and brought me into the kingdom of Your Son whom You love, and in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

I seek out God’s word and He has never let me down… But I also need to realize that I have a responsibility as God’s child…

James 1:22.”Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

No pity party!

Phil 4:4-7 A command to rejoice ALWAYS! even on the sucky, want to stay in bed, hibernate from the world days…

So… We have the Spiritual aspect talked about… Now for the physical aspect…

Yes, there is a physical issue… Brain chemistry… I Require… MUST have… NEED… Depend upon a balance of medications…

There is no other option at present…

Believe me… I’ve lived with what it’s like when the balance is off…

Yes, I’m a God fearing, believe and know that God can perform physical miracles, I trust Him fully, totally acknowledge that Christ died on the cross for my sins, that upon the confessions of my sins I have forgiveness and I will be in heaven because of my beliefs and His blood and dying on the cross…

However, being a Christian doesn’t mean I’m guaranteed a life free of illness… Not cancer, not having had to take my appendix out, not arthritis and not mental health…

In the past, it took time for my brain chemistry to balance… I still went to church and Celebrate Recovery… Even on day passes from the hospital…

Yet it took TIME!

1 Th 5:5 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night

It’s hard to remember the light somedays…

Seeking God helps…

When I’m overwhelmed I K.I.S.S it: Keep It Spiritually Simple

I use my fall back verses… The list of verses that have “jumped” out at me during my devotions or I heard and touched me inside…

Sometimes God nudges me about a verse and I work on memorizing it and sure enough… Somewhere down the path, that particular scripture comes to good use…

I have a “great memory” – just short… So in my daily prayers I have some verses I use to start my day (hopefully before I get out of bed)… I have them stored in a file on my cellphone… Sometimes for me and sometimes I share them with others…

A recently added one is:

2 Cor 4:6 (ESV): For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

I like how it says let the light shine OUT of darkness…

When we become born again Christian’s, we say we have Jesus in our heart… The light shining out of darkness…this verse is a perfect K.I.S.S. example…

It’s comforting, it’s easy to understand…

God says to have the faith of a child… Children have an unwavering faith towards people in authority… We may not understand it all… But we MUST K.I.S.S. it

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