Plasms 107:1-2 (NIV): Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
Psalms 107 lists 4 different situations that His people were rescued from… the dessert, darkness, rebellious and the seas…
Psalms 107:10-16 (NIV): Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.is good; His love endures forever. God
Anytime darkness is talked about in the Bible I usually equate it to mental health… and there are MANY times where darkness is listed…
Col 1:13-14 (NIV): For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins
Psalm 56:8 (NIV): Record my misery; list my tears on your — are they not in your record?
Mark 14: 32-34 (NIV) They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”
God does bring us out of our deepest darkness – Jesus himself spoke about it in Mark His soul was troubled to the point of death!! So, yeah, I think God truly understands mental health issues… and He can rescue us from our deepest and darkest days and nights!!
Is it going to be a complete healing?? Just maybe!! And if it isn’t?? That’s fine as well – that doesn’t mean that God loves you less… Is a woman who isn’t cured from cancer loved less that a woman who is? Does it mean that a man who has diabetes is less spiritual than other people who aren’t?
The apostle Paul had an ailment that wouldn’t go away and that even though he asked God to heal him, he wasn’t healed…
Understand God loves EVERYONE the same… He has no favorites
My take is that God needs Christians dealing with real life issues just like them for both the good days and the bad… It isn’t a punishment… Sometimes its a way to use the rotten parts of life, things God never intended back before people sinned, to His glory – for something good… So…
Let them give thanks….are you with me?