In a recent survey conducted by Barna Research Group, one response stood out to me.
The question posed was, “What do you like least about your church?”
The answer was, “The church does not support me emotionally or my mental health.”
We believe God wants you to be spiritually and emotionally healthy and overflowing with peace, rest, and joy. Further, the Father wants you to live with a peaceful, restful, and joyful mindset in a world that is filled with pain, suffering, and sacrifice.
Take a look at these Biblical examples. Paul sang while he was chained in a prison cell. James said consider it pure joy…when you face trials of many kinds. The Philippians were told to rejoice in the Lord always.
Strive to bring your emotional program in sync with your spiritual one. And, see the promises of Jesus that you can walk daily in peace, rest, and joy.
References: Acts 16:25, James 1:2, Phil. 4:4, Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast (CNLP 623, 1/9/2024)