Psalm 23, Matthew 5:3, Psalm 34:18-19
- Intro: What is normal?
- How do we get healing?
- What do I need to know about God if I’m struggling?
"The Bible speaks to the challenges of life and points us to God who meets us in those challenges."
"Many of our problems are not solved merely by faith."
"People don't necessarily need someone to fix the problem, they need someone to walk with them."
"If you're not in a community, how can you know the needs of the people who are hemorrhaging?"
"All mental health issues have a spiritual component, but they may not all be able to
be resolved with only spiritual cures."
"When you are in a place of deep darkness and struggle, God is there."
"Being a Christian doesn't mean you won't ever be broken hearted or face trials, it does mean that you're not alone when you walk through great distress."
"Do you know why people don't read the Bible anymore? The issue is not discipline, the issue is sufficiency."
"Jesus makes His home in the darkest of places and it is good to be there."
"Don't let the enemy tell you that you're the only one, don't let the enemy tell you that if you really said what was going on that people would leave you, don't let the lie that you can't be restored sit in you, because if you do the enemy will win. God is here. We are here."
- What part of the teaching prompted more empathy for people who struggle in areas you don’t?
- How can the church create more space for conversation around mental health?
- If you’re willing, can you share how some of these issues affect you personally? How has Jesus has met you in your struggle?
Raise a Hallelujah
O Come To The Altar