Encouraging truths for Christians battling mental illness - Inspirational short sermon series by The Commandment Co 
 Paul speaks of a thorn in his side that he pleaded with God to remove multiple times, but God simply said that His grace is sufficient. If your thorn is a mental illness you’re struggling to cope with, here are a few truths to encourage you today!
  1. You are not alone. Jesus was cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” on the cross so that we will never be alone today. God is with you, even in your suffering. Jesus was forsaken in His suffering that God may be with you in your suffering today.
You're not alone, do not be afraid or terrified of them ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 - The Commandment Co's Short Sermon Series with encouraging daily devotionals and moving bible verses
  1. It’s not your fault. Like the man born blind in John 9, it isn’t a punishment for sins (be it yours or your family’s). Of course, sin can make the issue worse, but it’s not because of your sin. It’s also important to surround yourself with people who will point you back to Christ in these times - when you draw near to God, He draws near to you!
It's not your fault: This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him ~ John 9:2-3 - Inspirational and heartening bible verses from The Commandment Co's Short Sermon Series
  1. God feels for you and is with you! You have a saviour who cares deeply for you and feels for you. Even though Jesus knew He was going to resurrect Lazarus, Jesus wept because He felt the the pain for the family. We are all broken in our own ways and the Lord is near to us in our brokenness. And even when we can’t find the words to pray, the holy spirit intercedes for us (Rom. 8:26).
  God feels for you: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in the spirit and troubled. Jesus wept. ~John 11:33-35 - Encouraging Truths from The Commandment Co's Short Sermon Series
  1. Let God’s Word speak to you. The Bible isn’t afraid to talk about emotions. Take a look at Job and Psalms, which are full of songs of lament and people crying out to God. Yet, most psalms of lament end positively, being reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness, only that they had forgotten it during the period of lament. God’s Word is alive and it will speak life into your situations.
  Let God's Word speak to you: For the word is alive and active, sharper than any two-edged sword ~ Hebrews 4:12 - Daily devotionals from the Short Sermon Series by The Commandment Co
Though the thorn may stick for a while, but you can rejoice in the greatness of God. God loves you so much and remember that God’s grace is sufficient for you and His strength is made perfect in your weakness as you fill your heart with God’s Word.
Adapted from @thegospelcoalition


For immediate assistance, call the National Care Hotline (1800-202-6868), Institute of Mental Health Hotline (6389-2222) or Samaritans of Singapore (1800-221-4444)
To connect with a christian peer support community, visit www.psaltcare.com

To help you connect with appropriate mental health resources, visit www.mentalconnect.org

November 02, 2020 — The Commandment Co