Not Just For Him

Genesis 22:2 (NLT): “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”

Genesis 22:8 (NLT): God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

Genesis 22:9–12 (NLT): When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice. At that moment the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!”
“Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”


Mostly people look at Abraham and his faith to God… Proving he was 100% faithful to God…

I’ve always been amazed at Isaac… He’s the one on top of the altar with his father about to stab him to death…

And we know how it ends… And Abe is the star…

Nothing more is said about Isaac but I’m pretty sure he was thinking… He asked God where the lamb was on the way up… He totally trusted his father…

And he walked away KNOWING that his father was 109% right… God had provided… The ram wasn’t not seen prior to the knife being in mid air…

As much as it was a test for Abe… It was a life altering event in Isaac’s life… How could he NOT know there was a God? He’d been in a pivotal position to watch…

With mental health there are many times of life altering moments… Positive or negative…

And it’s these events we can note for future reference… I journal these good events, regardless of how small… over time they do add up and it makes it easier to see the positive aspects of life…

And it’s these events which we can share… I learn from the path others share…

And sharing is Biblical

Romans 1:12 (NIV): … that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith

So do you have a network of support? People who you can text or go for coffee with… Both with and without mental health issues…

Not sure where to look?

Celebrate Recovery is where most of my support network has been built outside of family… And sometimes I want to share with someone who completely understands mental health from my side…

Celebrate Recovery

On Facebook there is a specific group

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