Why Doesn’t God Fix Mental Health Problems?


So why doesn’t God fix our mental health problems? I don’t know, but I do know God walks with us through mental health challenges and here’s how;

  1. People; they often fail us, but people loving us and just trying to care for us are nearby. Even speaking something to someone in worse shape than yourself helps lift our spirits. We have a 24 hour prayer line, free service, call it now if you need it at 1-866-273-4444 and you’ll reach a caring person right now.
  2. Look up; literally, physically lift up your eyes to the clouds and let the blood flow back into your head and then shout something out at God. Psalm 121 is good on this.
  3. Speak; this is where I think Scripture really helps – here’s a few of my favorite mental health scriptures I say out loud, I like shout them out if I’m alone; Philippians 4:6 “GOD – I WILL NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING SO HERE I AM WITH EVERTYHING PRAYING, AND WITH THANKFULNESS ASKING YOU TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER!” (okay, mild translation there, but you get my point). Try your own translation on these Scriptures:
  • I Peter 5:7 “God I cast my anxiety on you ….”
  • John 14:27 “God… leave me your peace that you promised….”:
  • Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through You God who strengthens me ….”
  • Psalm 23 “God you be my shepherd … I’m in a death valley, help me ….”
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Lorna is the CEO of Crossroads Christian Communication Inc., YES TV and the Executive Producer of Context with Lorna Dueck TV show and online production. Lorna enjoys interviewing culture-shaping guests for any evidence of God. The award winning program is produced from the Crossroads Christian Communications Center in Burlington, Ontario, airs on seven networks, and is seen Sunday mornings on Canada’s largest network, Global TV. Lorna is a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.